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HARUG 2012 Proposed Schedule of Events

Posted by Donald Franklin on March 13, 2012

Meeting on the second Tuesday of each Month.
Find more information about the Houston-Area Revit Users Group on our website: http://www.harug.org/

Please make plans to join us at one of the upcoming Houston-Area Revit Users Group events …
HARUG 2012 Schedule

HARUG 2012 Proposed Schedule of Events

(Tentative locations in parenthesis)

January – HARUG officers planning meeting (HOK)
February – Revit Families – Overview and Basics (PGAL)

March – Revit Family Creation: Hands-on (WHR)
April – Project Management using Revit (AIA)

May – Cross Discipline Coordination with Revit (SSR)
June – Social (The Capitol at St. Germain’s, downtown)

July – Sustainability Tools for Building Information Modeling (Kirksey)
August – Exploring Conceptual Design with Revit Architecture (Morris)

September – Revit in Construction (McCarthy)
October – Advanced Stairs & Vertical Circulation (WPM)

November – Exploring the top 5 presentation techniques in Revit (PGAL)
December – Holiday Social and Show Your Work (Heights Venture Architects)

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 (HARUG) 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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March 6th 2012 Meeting

Posted by Donald Franklin on March 2, 2012

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION: Due to the upcoming Spring Break week, this month’s meeting is moved to March 6th .
Find more information about the Houston-Area Revit Users Group on our website: http://www.harug.org/

Please make plans to join us at the March Houston-Area Revit Users Group Meeting…
Revit Family Creation - Hands-On

Revit Family Creation – Hands-On

When: Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please RSVP by replying to rsvp@harug.org, no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, March 5th so there can be an accurate count for food and so we can add your name on the pre-confirmed parking list. As usual, Total CAD Systems, Inc. will generously provide pizza and refreshments!

Location:
   WHR Architects, Inc.
   1111 Louisiana Street (meeting space is on the 27th Floor)
   Houston, Texas 77002
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   (in downtown Houston, between Dallas and Lamar streets).

Parking information (IMPORTANT)
For this meeting the CenterPoint building will only allow PRE-CONFIRMED guests to park for FREE below the building (since the start time is 6:00 pm and the number of cars is limited – anticipated at about 25 cars or so).
We must provide ALL names IN ADVANCE for security in the booth to verify as each guest enters the garage.
The building garage entrance is available from Dallas Street (one-way eastbound) immediately east of Louisiana Street (one-way northbound). Guests should plan to arrive in the building garage absolutely no earlier than 5:45 pm.
NON-REGISTERED ATTENDEES will NOT be allowed to park in the building garage. For these others, parking is available “on your own” for a fee in nearby downtown garages and surface lots.
SECURITY DESK CHECK-IN is required. Please RSVP by Monday, March 5th so we can add you to the list.

Presenter:  
Dat Lien / Total CAD Systems, Inc.

Description:
As a follow-up to the last meeting where you learned about the concepts of Revit Families, we will create families together! Bring your laptops (as only a limited number of laptops will be available at the meeting on a first come, first served basis). The important do’s and don’ts of Revit family creation will be discussed as we try first-hand to create some of these basic Revit building blocks. Once you get the hang of basic Family creation, we will add parameters to make these families truly useful!

If you do not have Revit on your laptop, follow this Autodesk link to download and install a 30-day trial version: http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/oc/redir?siteID=123112&ch=ON&src=PTLP&mktvar001=448914&mktvar002=448914&rid=0070001770&url=http%3A%2F%2Fusa.autodesk.com%2Fadsk%2Fservlet%2Fdownload%2Fitem%3Fid%3D13133636%26siteID%3D123112%26ch%3DON%26src%3DPTLP%26mktvar001%3D448914%26mktvar002%3D448914%26rid%3D0070001770

Key Topics:
– Creating an In-Place Revit Family
– Creating a loadable .rvt Family
– Parametric Families that Flex

If you missed the last meeting feel free to download Donald Franklin’s presentation on Family Basics:
2012-02-08 – HARUG – Revit Families – Overview and Basics – Presentation (pdf)

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 (HARUG) 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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