September 2011 Members Meeting
NOTE > New venue @ RMIT Building 94 & new start time of 6:30pm
Apologies to all for the delay in getting our invites out for our September meeting, as you may appreciate, we have had to secure a new venue as the inevitable demolition works at the AIA are about to commence. Unfortunately we were unable to secure our new venue at the usual starting time of 6:00pm so we will be starting at 6:30pm. We will still finish at 8:00pm as usual.
The venue for the upcoming meeting will be: Level 1, RMIT Building 94, 23-27 Cardigan Street, Carlton
Please note that Street Level is Level 2, so head downstairs as you enter the building. On-street parking is usually available on Cardigan Street, and there is a paid car park next door off Cardigan Street (also next door to Dracula's Theatre Restaurant).
If you know of anyone who is not receiving these reminders, please note that they can sign up for the mailing list at www.revic.org.au/contact
3rd Party Plugins and Basic API Development
Basic API Development
Ram Sekaram – Umow Lai
Scheduling some built-in parameters (eg: Electrical Fixture elevation) or tagging calculated values are two things that Revit out of the box won’t do. Ram Sekaram will take us through some simple API methods he developed to solve these problems and will also show you where to find developer resources and support when you get stuck.
Chris McKeown - Kiwi CodesFunctional, fast and easy to setup, the family browser for is a simple way to manage your content via a tab divided tool palette interface similar to previous tool palette iterations utilised in other Autodesk softwares.
This will be your chance to see the family browser in action and to talk directly to the developers and provide feedback on the type of functionality you would find useful. http://kiwicodes.co.nz/FamilyBrowser.aspx
Eagle Point Siteworks & Tools 4 Revit
Sam Saliba – KarelcadSiteworks for Revit enables architects, designers and planners to shape the terrain for their building sites using grading tools to model pads, parking lots, streets, sidewalks and retaining walls – all within the Revit environment. Chad will provide a live demo of the product which provides many of the site tools we have been wishing for. http://www.eaglepoint.com/products/siteworksforrevit/
Tools 4 Revit provide a variety of add on products that enhance productivity for modelling, documenting and analisys. Sam will elaborate on some of these add ons time permitting. http://www.tools4revit.com/
Franz Hein – Woods BagotIdeate Explorer is an application that every model manager should own. It allows you to interrogate the model for elements and list these elements in various ways. Invaluable for finding rogue drawings in the model and element assignments by level. Franz will provide a demo of how Ideate Explorer can be used for model auditing. http://www.ideateexplorer.com/index.php
As always, you will need to be a paid up member and have RSVP'd to be eligible for the door prize.