ERUG 6 – The Edinburgh Revit User Group Held it’s 6th. meeting on Thursday 15 November. We were very well looked after at the offices of AECOM at 1 Tanfield, Canonmills – thanks to Carol for being such a welcoming hostess.
The 25 candidates enjoyed two excellent presentations. Michael Boyd set the scene with a brief rundown of recent & upcoming Revit events, both in the UK & worldwide and introduced the speakers. Scott Grant of Soluis gave the opening guest presentation giving us an in depth view of the excellent interactive visualisations and navigable animations produced on a fascinating variety of projects. The imagery was fabulous but almost more impressive was the range of interfaces they employ. Scott made what seemed to me to be an excellent analogy….. “only being able to view is like being a passenger in a car, you only absorb a little information about your surroundings. Interacting is like driving, you have to absorb and be aware of so much more.”
After a break for beer and pizza, kindly sponsored by NBS, Chris and Alan went on to give an insight into the developing National BIM library and the work being dome and planned with construction industry manufacturers to populate that with key building components – they made specific reference to the Kingspan products recently launched – and the hopes they have for that ever expanding body of work. In the second half of their slot, we were taken through NBS Create and its potential to interlock and augment Revit in the BIM process. These were interesting and intertwined topics that sparked a lively debate both in the meeting and afterwards in the Orchard Bar, where Scott very kindly put up a round to conclude an excellent evening.
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GRUG - The Glasgow Revit User Group held its 10th meeting and its 3rd Anniversary on Tuesday 13th November 2012.
At the meeting we had David Philp - Head of BIM Implementation at the Cabinet Office to give us a run down of the UK Governments happy 1st birthday on the implementation and roll out acorss the UK. Next up we had Keith Even - UK Sales Manager of CADS giving us a rundown on their BIM solution for structural engineers using Scia engineer. Then was had an tricks and tips section from Graham H Stewart (Ramboll) and Michael Boyd (WSP).
All presentations where very well received held by the free pizza (courtesyof CADS) and free beer (courtesy of GRUG) at breaktime.