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November 23rd 2017

Networking from 5.45pm. Presentations from 6.15pm. Approx finish time is 8.30pm.

What is the agenda?

Check your Revit model and try again by Mike Turpin of Innovating Futures

This presentation will look at model checking, validation and verification. As models become more common place in the AEC industry we ask the question are they useful? Is your model data complete, has it been checked, is it correct, is it reliable, is it suitable. In an open discussion format we will look at the realities of checking a Revit model including the what, why and how...

Revit Model Coordination and the Principles for Making this Work. by Keith Wilkinson of JM Architects

Model coordination is an area with a lot of confusion! In my presentation, we will cover

1) initial model link origin to origin, understanding what this is, where it is and how it differs from project base and survey points. Demo live in Revit.

2) setting up a 'site file' - what to look for in survey data and how to set this to global coordinates and levels.

3) publishing vs Acquiring coordinates - linking in project file and sharing coordinates.

4) how other consultants can use issued site files

5) working with multiple shared sites (time dependent)

Getting the most out of your addins by Matthew Fuller of BDP

Using Revit addins can provide improved efficiency and functionality to your workflows, leading to greater productivity. This presentation concentrates on the most readily-available Revit addins. MRUG invites you to share your addins experiences, workflows, tips and tricks at future meetings. Are you getting the most out of freely available addins?

Revit Tips and Tricks

Moving forward we will be enhancing our tips and tricks session to include tips of what apps we all find useful and why. This will be set up by Matthew's presentation

Target Audience

This meeting is aimed at Autodesk Revit technical staff whom wish to learn more about how others use the Revit software as the core design product in real world projects. The presentations however are not just limited to talking about the Revit product, and others will be discussed where applicable to Revit users in workflow.

The presenters will assume you have used and understand Autodesk Revit to a reasonable level. If you have not, there is still benefit but you may find some elements a challenge to understand. It is for people that wish to network with users of the software.

Topics of project management, standardisation and industry process, such as BIM are discussed in the context of technical delivery

Recommended roles : Architect, Structural Engineer, Building Services Engineer, Technician, BIM Coordinators, BIM Managers, Construction Specialists, Information Managers, Model Auditors, Project Managers


BDP 11 Ducie St, Manchester M1 2JB


Pre-Presentations NetworkingA light dinner with Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, Beer and Wine Provided
Mid-BreakTea, Coffee, Soft Drinks, Beer and Wine Provided
Close After the meeting we will be moving to a local pub to continue the conversation. All are welcome to join (not complimentary)

Registration Information and Form

MRUG operates a registration process that tries to ensure that we can accommodate everybody that wishes to attend.

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One No Show, one Suspension Regardless of reason, if you register and check in and do not turn up, you will be unable to attend the next meeting. After this, you will be considered only within the “General Registration”, and not as a previous attendee until you have attended two more meetings.

MRUG is free to attend. Everybody must register including previous attendees. First come, first served. Capacity of this event is 80. AEC organisations only.

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