Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Unify The Sh!*% Outta Your Content!!! With Unifi problems, organizational issues?
Let's get unified ...with... you guessed it...
Unifi Labs!!! RSVP on LARUG's MeetUp Page.

Troy Gates will share some of his Unifi(ed), real-world (as if there is any other kind!!!) processes, examples and ideas for getting hold of the oft unruly content management. us at host/sponsor TitanAEC #DTLA offices at 633 West 5th Street, LA, CA 90071; Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 bring yourselves and we'll (try to) bring the awesome! ;)

BTW: is TitanAEC's building the one with the OUE SkySpace glass F*ck!$& slide? Hit the link to find out ;)

Bring your toughest questions, this ain't a marketing event & Troy can handle it, while being joined by some of the Unifi team

...though you'll probably buy Unifi's tools by about 7pm :D

CU There (?)

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Ch Ch CH Ch Changes | Revit Plans Budgets AECO Life You

LARUG Meetup | Wednesday August 24th 2016 6pm #DTLA

Hit the link above (or the image below) and signup (for free) if needed, then RSVP if you're planning on coming by so we can have proper amounts of food and 'refreshments' for everyone... The BIM is easy to get, it is the beer and ice that need RSVP's ;)

-LOL, I clipped out the topics on purpose fwiw ;)

Thanks to our long time friends and trusted colleagues (now new sponsor) TitanAEC
and thanks also to this month's host Gautam Shenoy and Steinberg Architects and always USCAD, Microdesk & Kelar Pacific for their continued support!

CU Soon!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

AR, VR You Know I Had My Share | LARUG @ RTKL, DTLA

We're at it again bringing you LARUG @ RTKL, DTLA with the following program:

-Just in case clicking the image doesn't work:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

USC BIM & You | 10th Annual USC BIM Conference | July 22nd

Hey all,
As Keren Kensek, our fave USC Architecture Professor is hosting a local BIM Conference that you don't want to miss (if you ask us ;) -As Karen wrote:

Another excellent BIM conference is coming in July!  
The Tenth Annual BIM Conference: Efficient, Productive, and Profitable Workflows is being held at the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, on Friday, July 22nd, from 8 am – 5 pm

Over 25 experts will be speaking including Marcello Sgambelluri, Randy Deutsch, Jim Brain, Jon Anunson and more...
This symposium is absolutely a must for those firms and individuals staying on the leading edge of building information modeling.
Early registration before July 7th is only $35 (the best BIM bargain anywhere!).  After that it is $95. 
Go to (code: bim2016) to register. 
Lunch is provided.
This conference typically sells out due to its incredible content and low price, so register today.
The full schedule pdf is available at

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

∞ BIM | Beyond the (SUM) | = Excel 201

Hit the image (or this text) to get to our meetup invitation (sign up if you'd like to attend and aren't a member already; it's free and tastes great) ...then we'll see you Wednesday, June 15th, 6pm, at Gensler in DTLA where we will explore some I's of BIM...

This month we are pleased to have Richard Taylor from Ideate talking all sorts of I.

I as in Information; the literal and figurative fulcrum and center-point of BIM.

Richard will be followed by an open session with The Consortium, where you can bring any Q's to which we will provide some A's... and yes, I mean question and answer time, so bring it -and we'll try to help :)

Now back to the main presentation...and I paraphrase:
Excel permeates the AECO industries as a workhorse for a wide range of BIM related tasks; from cost estimating to data management, scheduling and (the oft cited herein) more...
In this presentation Mr. Taylor will cover and uncover Excel processes and functions used (and perhaps under-used) in AECO.
Learning Objectives:
• How to generate Pivot Tables to show counts and Area summaries.
• Create a drop-down list of all Space Types so they can be used to assign values to Spaces
• Concatenate
• Replace & Substitute
• Dissect the use of IF/THEN statements to calculate fixture quantity requirements based on the number of occupants...
See you there!!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

LARUG April 2016 | Gnu Dog Party

-As always ;) hit the image, etc. for a link to our meetup site and get in the know :D
LARUG April 20th, 2016, 6pm
...Live on the interwebs? Perhaps; if legal we'll post the link 
right here on the 20th...

Friday, March 11, 2016

Rendering Flythroughs | March 2016

Revit, Lumion oh my ;) Thursday (ikr) March 24th, 2016, 6pm
 To get on our invite list for this or future events Sign up HERE ;) our continuing exploration of workflows leveraged in AECO, we at LARUG are happy to have Veronica Brooks presenting some of her Revit/Lumion processes... (BTW: The images and other links (like this) will get you to some of her works ;)

Veronica's presentation will focus from an Interiors' perspective and should fit in well with our host (Gensler) and their... interior(s) :D

Thanks to Randy Rush and everyone at Gensler for graciously hosting our meeting, as well as USCAD, Kelar Pacific, Microdesk and YOU!!!

See you soon, if not 'there'!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

February Meeting News | Apologies All Around
Yes, the February meeting was cancelled at the last minute due to the speaker backing out the night before the meeting.

This is the first time we have had to cancel a meeting in such a manner and we all agree that the short notice (while unavoidable) was a really shi... uhh... really unfortunate thing to have to do.

Everyone who helps LARUG run (mostly) smoothly ;) apologize and we will endeavor to NOT have such issues repeated.

We will be back in March so see you soon...

Monday, January 4, 2016

January 2016 | When Technology Parties your hangover (or anti-hangover) medicine and be ready for "our" Holiday Party, just in time to abate the post-new-years-partyless-void ;)

Wednesday, January 20th 6pm at RTKL in DTLA (The following image is a link to our meetup site, where (if you haven't already) you can join our free membership, to join in the fun...)