SARUG Meeting: Jan. 2011

January 23, 2011

Our January meeting is coming up on the 27th (at 5:30 pm) and will be hosted at the Breckenridge Group. As always we will record the meeting and post it to the SARUG Channel for you to view.

Andrew will be giving a presentation on how the Revit B.I.M. can be utilized as a platform for data linking to a remote WIKI. This topic arose due to a discussion of how the B.I.M. was not able to embed information like: manufacturer specifications, cut sheets, warranties, maintenance procedures and cycles, and other project critical information (most of which would take the form of a scanned pdf) This information needed to flow down to the construction phase as well as the owner with the B.I.M. We also wanted to know if a DWF would carry the web links for portability and free the data from the Revit file. This should be a very interesting discussion. The approach Andrew is taking can be utilized for multiple projects and can be accessed from any remote location. It also keeps a historical record of the data, which can often get lost over time due to manufacturer upgrades.

We will also have some family creation demos and hopefully a presentation on Revit MEP by Patrick, one of our group members.  Quinn will demo his famous Datum which gained him Guru status.

Also Steve has set up a relationship with CALA where we are supporting their Construction Documents Class as teaching assistants, which by the way is using Revit.  This is not a lecture assignment but more of a walk around one on one assistance.  While Revit experience is a plus we are also to provide guidance in the particulars of assembling a set of construction documents.  Classes are on M,W and F 11:00 to 11:50 am.  Currently Steve, Jake and I are assisting with at least one of us at each class. They could use more TA’s so if you are interested in getting involved please speak with Steve via email or at our next meeting.  

This type of assistive interaction with CALA has been a focus that Steve, Jake and I have had since the original inception of SARUG.  Thanks to Steve we are taking the first step into making that vision a reality.  I hope you can join us in the effort to strengthen the academic / professional bond within our architectural community through this opportunity and share your experience in B.I.M. (Revit) / C.D. production.  A skill set that is vital in today’s changing architectural practice and is an essential entry point for these students into the profession.

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.” Gandhi


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