Event Details

June 13, 2017 - 6:00pm

The RevitDC User Group is one of the largest user groups in the country. Hear from local Revit users as they share their ideas, methods and best practices. Network with industry peers and build your skills in a relaxed and casual environment – ideal for all skill levels – beginners to power users.


6:00pm - 6:20 pm Networking- Food and drink served

6:20pm -6:30 pm Introductions

6:30pm – 6:40pm Best of What’s New in Revit 2018 - Nick Sipes, CADD Microsystems

In this session, we will focus on the changes since Revit 2017’s initial release. This will include the new features incorporated with 2017.1, 2017.2, and Revit 2018. We will highlight the best Multi-Discipline, Architecture, Structure, and MEP enhancements.

6:40pm -7:10 pm Reality Capture for Preservation Engineering - Kate Morrical &  Nathan Hicks, Silman

3D modeling has been part of the preservation engineer’s toolbox for several decades. Thanks to improvements in reality capture hardware and software, it has evolved from an occasional (and expensive) novelty to an invaluable part of the engineering workflow. See how one firm is using point clouds and 3D models to access inaccessible spaces, map deformations in walls and floors, retrieve additional field measurements, and more.

7:10pm - 7:30pm Fundamentals for Materials - David Werner, MG2

This presentation would cover the fundamental terminology and characteristics of the texture options found within Revit's interface, including diffuse/albedo options, bump maps, reflection/refraction, procedural options, and how these maps come together to create materials. We will then look at creating custom materials and how Revit’s different visualization styles and rendering options affect a material’s appearance.

7:30-8:00pm Dynamo for Revit: The Basics - Nick Sipes, CADD Microsystems

In this session, we will explain what is Dynamo and how it can be beneficial your current workflow. We will review the user interface, and examine the parts of a Dynamo Script. We will demonstrate the creation of a basic script. We will also demonstrate a script useful for creating geometry as well as simplifying BIM management process. Finally, we will explain how non-dynamo users can use Dynamo scripts.

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