Friday, November 18, 2011

LARUG Show Your Power!!!

Now that @LARUG members got a new solution to model twisting & other geometries by using "rails" We ask one thing: Stuff the ballot boxes at the Revit Forum... After joining you can vote (as well as get this and many other good solutions for your Revit dilemmas...

If you don't already use RFO then you should; there's a lot of talent there!!!

So now, it's time for Revit Forum's "Favorite post of the month" voting!!!

So If you would like to help me stuff the ballot boxes (or really; if you think it's a good posting) Hit the image at left to get your voice heard... The winner gets the honor of peer recognition (giving others crap :-)).

If you haven't seen the original postings hit Fear & Loathing in a CAD vs BIM World's Blog Post and for the back-story see the following prior LARUG blog post...

After you vote that is!!! FYI: I did vote for others as well :-)

Whoever you vote for let's have a huge LARUG turnout and let the Revit world know we are here!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Storming The Gates of...Structural Analysis: LABS Does it Again

To all our Structuralists: Help make your lives (well, our lives) better!!! Support the Labs!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

AUGI is Evaluating Prospective New Board of Directors Members: So should you!!!

Go review the candidates information and ask them questions that you feel important for an AUGI Director to address. Voting will open soon so stay tuned. Good luck to all candidates, even LARUG's own!!!

Direct Link to the AUGI Forum RIGHT HERE!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Structural Sound: November 2011 Los Angeles Revit Users Group Meeting

Ahhh That Structural Sound

November’s LARUG Meeting will be held at KPFF Consulting Engineers, and hosted by KPFF and Thornton Tomasetti.

Wednesday, November 16th 2011 6pm

KPFF Consulting Engineers
6080 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Third floor
(Across from the Howard Hughes Promenade)

Parking is available for 2$ after 4PM across the street at the Howard Hughes Promenade.

Best Revit practices for the Architectural/Engineering workflow

These two structural consulting firms team up to present the engineering side of the story: to answer questions from the Architectural, Structural & MEP community concerning methods of collaboration.

  • Methods of collaboration:
*        What do you want our model to be, from the architectural perspective?
*        Level of design, authorship
*        Linking issues, who shows what , and when
*        How do we extract architectural information from their model, and vice versa?

For instance:
If I have a wave style roof what do I do? 
How do I discover in the architectural model the mass form and extract it for use in the Revit mass editor? 
How do I interact with Rhino mass shapes to best advantage importing and exporting from Revit? 
How do I best add structure to these forms in such a way that they could be edited and flexible through the design process?

  • KPFF will present a hospital project in San Diego
  • Thornton Tomasetti will show the new Rose Bowl Press Box addition
  • Other subjects of interest related to the projects:
*        Rhino to Revit Techniques
*        Masses and adaptive components
*        A short video on Buildings Skins from a structural point of view
*        When to use 3d rebar

So we’ll see you at this LARUG-Before-AU. Bring colleagues and ask a lot of questions, as this is an exciting opportunity to get solutions from some people that have been there before…Also if you are attending AU please bring any questions or comments you may have regarding that as well…we will J