Thursday, July 10, 2008

July 9 2008 Meeting Notes

Thanks to all who attended and presented! Also to Alice Fazooli's for a great venue and service. Here's how the evening went...

After presenting a similar Canadian update at the inaugural ORUG meeting in 2006 Caesar Ruest of Autodesk Canda presented:

BIM and Revit Canadian Update-July 2008

Public Works and National Defense requesting BIM
Bank of Montreal BIM RFP project

Alberta Infrastructure meeting – outcome: choosing a BIM project, & transitioned software to Revit

Vancouver Convention Centre
– Looking Back:
– 2004 discussions with Partner

– Started on Revit 7, finished on Revit 8
– Construction Photos June 2008

Revit is widely used and available to schools across Canada...

• Free downloads and Job postings
• Posted for 60 days, will be reminded and may renew.
• Edit and remove at any time

Hot Rod Event

Jim Clubine from CAD MicroSolutions Inc. in Barrie explained the metrics used for our testing to be done. He also related some technical findings that he had observed, namely processor speed is the key element to speed, RAM comes in a close second and video cards less so. Here were some of the specs of the machines set up...

Q9450 Quad Core 2.66Ghz processor 1066 FSB Nvidia GeForce 6600LE 256 Mb

E6600 Dual Core 2.4Ghz processor 1066 FSB

Q9450 Quad Core 2.66Ghz processor 1066 FSB Nvida GeForce 8800GT 512Mb

Q9450 Quad Core 2.66Ghz processor 1066 FSB Nvida GeForce 8800GT 512Mb
As we recieve and compile the results we will post them.
We have uploaded these files on the ftp site, please follow the steps below.

Ed Speed Test.rvt
Revit render test blank report .xls
Revit render test JULY 7-08.pdf
Please follow these easy 7 steps (it should only take 10-20 minutes)
1. Open user: ORUG password: ORUG
2. Open Ed Speed Test.rvt in Revit 2009
3. Open Revit render test blank report .xls
4. Set screen resolution to 1280 X 1024
5. Go to the Test Rendering View
6. Click Rendering, Set to Medium and Render
7. Fill out Revit render test blank report.xls, rename and post back to ftp site.

One point of interest, the benchmarking journal file from Phil Read cannot be used at this time as it is not 2009 ready. When it is, we will post it.