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April 2011 Meeting

Posted by Donald Franklin on April 7, 2011

Join us at the April Houston-Area Revit Users Group Meeting…

IMPORTANT CHANGE: HARUG Meetings are now held on the SECOND Wednesday of each month.

When: Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm


AIA Architecture Center Houston

315 Capitol, Suite 120

Houston, TX 77002


BIM for Energy Analysis

Many engineers use Revit to produce construction documents, but few are leveraging the rich BIM information to create and inform their energy models.

Join Jason Boehning as he unveils his method for extracting just the information needed out of Revit and into other energy analysis software programs such as Trane Trace, Green Building Studio and eQuest. This method can be used with two dimensional drawings on new or existing buildings for energy analysis. But it doesn’t stop at just energy analysis. The same files can be used to model other aspects of the building. Along the way, we will discuss best practices for coordination between architects and engineers for energy analysis.

Key Topics:

– Manipulate Revit files to get a usable gbxml file for use in other energy analysis applications.

– Understand which file types work best for energy analysis software.

– See what kind of information engineers need to perform energy analysis.

– Learn how to turn 2-D drawings into a usable model.

– Discuss coordination between architects and engineers.

As usual, Total CAD Systems provides pizza and refreshments!

Please RSVP by replying to rsvp@harug.org, no later than noon, Tuesday, April 12th so that we may get an accurate count for food.

Be part of a local community of Revit and BIM application users from beginners to experts. Get the most out of your software with access to our knowledge network. Since 2002, the Houston Area Revit Users Group (HRUG) has been the main resource in the area for Revit Users, AutoCAD Architecture (previously Architectural Desktop), AutoCAD and other BIM related tools.

HRUG welcomes a change of scenery. If you’re interested in hosting a user group meeting at your office/locale, please send an email to dlien@tcadsys.com.


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