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August 10th 2011 Meeting

Posted by Donald Franklin on August 8, 2011

HARUG Meetings are now held on the SECOND Wednesday of each month.  
Find more information about the
Houston-Area Revit Users Group on our new website:  http://www.harug.org/ 

Please make plans to join us at the August Houston-Area Revit Users Group Meeting…

HARUG August Meeting - Design Options 

Design Options in Production Modeling 

Link to the presentation:

2011-08-10 – HARUG – Design Options Presentation (pdf)

When:Wednesday, August 10th, 2011 
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30pm 

   Heights Venture Architects LLP
   1111 N. Loop W. Suite 800
   Houston, TX 77008
   Link to Google Map 
   (Loop 610 North just east of the Northwest Freeway (Hwy. 290), between Ella Blvd. and N. Shepherd Dr.) 

Parking is free! 
(Arrivals after 6:00 pm must sign in at the security desk) 

Steve Wilkerson, Associate Vice President, Haynes Whaley Associates, Inc. 
Donald Franklin, BIM/CADD Production Manager, WHR Architects, Inc. 

One of the great features of Revit is the ability to use “Design Options” to evaluate different designs for various parts of your project, all within a single model file. You can work on specific option areas or components, while other project participants continue working in the main model.
While there are many possible uses, the following are just a few examples:
   – Evaluating structural floor or roof beam layouts 
   – Trying different window configurations
   – Exploring different layouts for rooms or furniture
   – Developing sustainable design alternatives
In live demonstrations you will see the use of design options in a model for foundations, and how hosted elements can be managed in Design Options by framing a bay of beams/girders.  Also how options can be used to evaluate alternatives in the architecture and interior design of a building. 
Key Topics:
   – Intended use for “Design Options”
   – “Design Options” Terminology 
   – Procedures for implementing “Design Options”

Please RSVP by replying to rsvp@harug.org, no later than 5:00 pm on Tuesday, August 9th so there can be an accurate count for pizza and refreshments provided by Total CAD Systems, Inc. 

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 rsvp@harug.org.


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