Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Time to take a break...

See you all in the New Year - now its time to take a well deserved break...

Friday, November 28, 2008

Nice ... A thanksgiving present :)

Well its almost like a thanksgiving present... It was announced yesterday on AUGI by Scott Latch, Technical Product manager,

All, I am pleased to announce that the Revit product teams have just
released the English version of Web Update 3 for Revit Architecture 2009 (Build 20081118_1045). Web Update 3 can be found under the Revit Architecture product download page, www.autodesk.com/revitarchitecture-download

For a list of improvements, please refer to the “Web Update Enhancement List” located on the product download pages. Localized versions of Web Update 3 will be available over the next few weeks. Similar to Web Update 2, the localized versions will be released as full installs.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A great turn-out last night

A great turn out happened last night at SA's Revit Users Group relaunch, where 25-30 attended the proceedings. And like most events something always goes awry... the presentation was supposed to be carried by Ben, who unfortunately fell ill (hope you feel better mate...) but David Wills stepped to save the day and gave a good presention on rendering with RAC2009 & mental ray and some great tips n' tricks.

Huge thanks to Phil Sawbridge & KarelCAD for organizing this - until next year when were likely to reconvene... Happy Holidays peoples :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Venue change

Well this is certainly a good sign... increased numbers interested in the SA Revit Users Group have warranted a venue change to cater for the increased demand.

The new venue is: The ArchiCentre,100 Flinders Street, Adelaide.
Date: Tuesday 25th November
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Refreshments including beer, wine, soft drink, tea/coffee and light nibbles will be available.

See you there :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Next Meeting... Relaunching SARUG

In efforts to revitalize the group, KarelCAD are spear-heading proceedings for the next installment of the SA Revit Users Group. The meeting details are as follows:

Date: Tuesday 25th November
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm
Where: KarelCAD, Level 5, 12 Pirie St, Adelaide, 5000
RSVP: Phil Sawbridge, by Tuesday 18th November
Tel: 8110 7601 or email: phils@karelcad.com.au

  • Open Forum
  • Future User Group agendas
  • Technical Presentation
  • Navisworks & Revit platforms

To book your attendance or for further information please contact Phil Sawbridge 08 8110 7601

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Revit Users NT & Revit Argentina

It was great to catch up with some of the members of the Revit Users of Northern Territory, Gregg Jettner, Brad Hayward, John Berryman to name a few...

Whilst they tried to pick my brains on Revit questions majority were questions relating to AUGI and Autodesk University. I finally got to meet SA/NT's KarelCADs Sales Manager, Phil Sawbridge who had earlier demonstrated web-ex online demonstration - a very useful tool in training.

Later that day, I also recieved a nice note from a fellow Reviteer, Leonardo Martin Aita, who writes for Revit Argentina's blog who has a nice link video showing some Revit work... looks like I will have to brush up on my Spanish.

Friday, October 10, 2008

"Metric CadCARDs"

For those users still using AutoCAD injunction with or whilst learning Revit, Susan Dunn of Autograph Technical Services sent me this email about an exciting new product designed to assist, Save Time...Save Money...Accelerate Productivity and Education.

Autograph Technical Services introduces two new "Metric CadCARDs" - one version featuring ISO Sheet Sizes, and the other, ANSI and Architectural Sheet Sizes into metric conversions. Text heights, dimensioning operations, and all other functions have been revised and updated to be the perfect metric productivity, reference, and educational tools for use with AutoCAD.

CadCARD SlideCharts are updated through AutoCAD 2009 and also compatible with other versions of AutoCAD - including 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2002, 2000, R14, R12, LT, earlier versions of AutoCAD, and other software that functions with AutoCAD. In addition, some features are useful with other CAD programs such as Revit...

Be sure to check them out at www.cadcard.com

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Its finally happened...

After many members asking me when is it likely to happen, Autodesk have finally announced that that all three Revit products are now available to Subscription customers in 64 bit versions.

It has been reported that the 64 bit verions offer improved performance for memory intensive tasks such as rendering, printing, model upgrading and file importing and exporting.

If you're a 64bit operating system user and an Autodesk Subsrciption user then I'd be seriously checking this out...

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Revit Service Pack 2 now available...

OK it was first mentioned in the AUGI Forums, then in Steve Stafford's Revit OpEd blog and lastly in The Revit Clinic AND now I'm downloading Revit's Service Pack 2

Yes, its finally happened, the Revit product teams have just released a Web Update 2 for Revit Architecture 2009 (Build 20080915_2100) in Service Pack technology similar to the AutoCAD based products.

The Web Update 2 can be found under the Revit Architecture product download page:


It is recommend that you read the Service Pack Readme before installing.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Technical Publications...

From my regular blog, I had mentioned and introduced The Revit Clinic. This time they've provided us with a whole list of technical documents for all Revit products users - certainly worth a look and read.

Thanks guys - keep up the great work

Truss Generators

Well its certainly been awhile... I meant to post this info sometime back but just never got around to it...

What the heck am I'm babbling, you ask... well In the AUGI Forums, about one month ago, there was an interesting thread about a Roof Truss Generator and its now reporting:

demo about 3D Truss Sytem Grid tansformations and link with roof parameters
was added to our web site:http://www.tools4revit.com/on the page:http://www.tools4revit.com/truss-plus/overview/

From a basic inspection of the site - it certainly looks very promising.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Beside the Cursor...: IES VE-Ware, Building Energy Analysis for Revit 2009#links

Beside the Cursor...: IES VE-Ware, Building Energy Analysis for Revit 2009#links

Good friend and fellow AUGI BoD member, Richard Binning posted this exciting news on his blog "Beside the Cursor".

It'll interesting to see if any Australian company follows suit with something suitable for our energy rating schemes... only time will tell I suppose

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Yes Its On Again! Revit Technology Conference

Experience the Power of BIM with Autodesk Revit

Now in it's fourth year, the Revit Technology Conference has already established itself as the premiere BIM-based event in the Asia Pacific region.

Following the success of our Roadshow in 2007 (Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Melbourne, and Perth), the RTC Committee have pleasure in inviting you and your team to attend the Annual Conference to be held in Brighton Beach, Sydney. The Conference aims to draw attendees from throughout Australia and New Zealand, as well as other Asia Pacific regions.

The 2008 Annual Conference is to be held Thursday 26 June – Saturday 28 June at the Novotel Brighton Beach, Sydney.

You can now register to the Conference. Also remember to keep checking back in for updates posted in the RUGs Forums.

Sadly I cannot attend again this year, as it conflicts with the AUGI Board of Directors meeting in Portland, Oregon, USA.

EARLYBIRD Closes Monday 26 May!! Don't miss out... Register today!!!