Monday, October 30, 2006

Inaugural Bash Success!

Thanks to the over 60 people who participated and attended our first Ontario Revit User’s Group meeting, it was a success! Here are a few highlights from the evening.

Roberta Lum from CAD MicroSolutions opened the ceremonies with an inviting welcome to participate in this forum for sharing ideas. The suggestions to improve Revit that we submit to Autodesk carry weight.
Jay Polding introduced the distinguished group of ORUG organizers (one pictured below; Richard Ziegler in white shirt). Contact info was on memory sticks and is posted to our FTP site (email for login and password)

Caesar Ruest welcomed us and took us on a cross-Canada tour of Revit use. As a special treat the Revit development team in Waltham, Mass sent us an assuring video welcome. This is posted to our FTP site (email for login and password).

John, Phil and Ramon from KPMB were interviewed by Jay regarding their Manitoba Hydro Revit project. Their challenges were discussed along with some realistic input on how to improve the software.

Phil Read from Autodesk (pictured with a bearded Paul Loreto) blew our minds! His “Design Intent” presentation was full of amazing techniques that we are sure to use! His examples are posted on our FTP site. (email for login and password)

Pierre Hoppener (standing) from Autodesk Canada generously brought some giveaways. There were some shirts, calculators, pens, all good stuff, but the meeting went quiet when we announced 3 Revit NFR’s would be given away! Those we saved until the end.

Thanks for the fast response on the input sheets. I will be compiling the input from them as they come in. Once they’re in I’ll post the results along with the winner of the next Revit NFR. Don’t forget the ORUG logo competition.

A big thanks to CAD MicroSolutions for sponsoring the evening and Alice Fazooli’s for hosting us. Also, John Peterson, Ramon Janer and Phil Marjoram from KPMB, Phil Read from Autodesk and Caesar Ruest and Pierre Hoppener from Autodesk Canada. Thank you to Tania Polding for your registration help. See you all next time!