SARUG Web Channel & July Meeting Content

July 16, 2010

For those of you that haven’t subscribed to the RSS feed from the SARUG Blog https://sarevitusergroup.wordpress.com/  here’s my update from the other day. I’ve spent a number of hours experimenting with the SARUG channel / Procaster settings and have hit upon a combination that appears to provide a half decent playback quality. I’ve reposted the June meeting in three segments (2011 Architecture, MEP and Advanced Features) for those of you that were unable to attend the meeting.


The following is a disclaimer that SARUG and its members are not responsible for the degradation of your vision due to viewing any SARUG broadcasts. View at your own risk! Please remember to subscribe to the SARUG Blog RSS feed as we are planning to eliminate the direct email notifications by the end of the year.  In order to maintain your ability to still reach the managing members of the group we will set up a contact email (if possible) through the Blog that will get forwarded to the managing members.
July Meeting Content:
David Joslin will be giving us a presentation on a portion of his master’s thesis that deals with the trend towards Cloud Computing and a prototypical (Design to Facilities Management) interface.  I’ve confirmed with David on this portion of the presentation.
Open Floor: “Pushing the Revit Envelope”
If you have a Revit family, technique or Revit based production process that is innovative or is out of the box and would like to discuss it please let me know so we can get you on the schedule. It can be as simple as a Candle, which employs unique settings to achieve a sense of realism or a dynamic family that has unusual form flexibility.  Or it can be technique similar to Jake’s book matched section process that enhances the visual communication of the project.   If you think it’s cool and unique we want to see it! 
Carl Kilgore – 
1. Demo the Candle Family
2. Demo a dynamic parking layout family for quick site development (I’ll get into the roots of how this family was set up)
3. Demo a dynamic structural column with angular offset control.
Time permitting:
Chris Perry – Overview on using Navisworks Freedom
Carl Kilgore – Setting up an animation, initiating the render process and post processing of the animation
Also as always if you have animations or renderings you would like to present please bring them as well. I’ll have two animations we’ve recently completed to share.
If you have any specific topics you would like to cover please let me know so we can work to get it on one of the meeting agendas.
I would like to encourage our engineers to present on how they are using their specific Revit applications with emphasis on how they are interfacing with the various architectural and engineering Revit models, pitfalls and shortcomings they’ve encountered and how we can structure our respective models to facilitate a smoother workflow.  Otherwise you know us architects, gives us a podium and a microphone and all we’ll talk about is the Architecture (:-o

Next Meeting: 
Date: July 22 (Thursday)
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Location: Breckenridge Group
700 N. Stone, Tucson, AZ 85705



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