Thursday, December 08, 2011

ORUG at AU2012

Canada was very well represented at AU2011. It was nice to see people from across the country and to meet with many of them. Some members of the Ontario Revit Users Group who were lucky enough to be there met to discuss our experience. Here were some highlights:

Repeating Themes
  1. Push automation and integration between BIM players.
  2. International and national BIM Standards are now forming
  3. Use Keynotes in Revit
  4. Use View Filters in Revit
Recommended Viewing

If you have an Autodesk Subscription you are entitled to watch almost every presentation when it becomes available.
You will need a login and password.

Interesting Presentations from AU2012:

Autodesk® Revit® for Presentations: Graphics That “Pop”

Have It Your Way: Collaboration and Management with Autodesk® Revit® Server

Way Beyond Project Templates: Applying Standards for Efficient Document Production in Autodesk® Revit®

BIM for Contractors: Takin' It to the Field

Many Offices and One Project in Autodesk® Revit®: BIM Collaboration Lessons L...

Twice Baked: Creating Your Own Adaptive Components and Panels with Autodesk® Revit®

Autodesk® Vault Collaboration AEC Processes with Revit® and Navisworks®

Exhibition Space

Awesome virtual reality architectural experience. Scary good, especially when they take you to the top of the Venetian Tower and then drop you.

Lots of  Revit Addon vendors


All I can say is, go. It really is a good investment to make connections with industry leaders and to learn how and why they are using certain technologies.


For the same reasons you would go to AU, go to RTC (Revit Technology Conference). This conference has gotten fantastic reviews in the past.