Saturday, December 8, 2012


Its been a busy year for all of us here in Perth .The Western Australian Revit User group has moved to Tafe and grown stronger. But you have nothing seen yet.
2013 should see us become more active,professional and useful than ever and …
So please feel free to complete the attached membership application forms we have an exciting line up of topics and presenters for next year commencing February 6th 2013.
2013 WARUG Membership Form pdf  Link
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End of Year drinks 2012

Join us, the Western Australian Revit User Group, at our end of year drinks!
Date: Wednesday 19 December 2012
Time: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Moon and Sixpence
300 Murray Street, Perth
West Australian Revit User Group Website
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Meeting are at most of the time
Central Institute of Technology (Perth Campus)
30 Aberdeen Street, Perth
Level 3, Lecture Theatre 54

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Autodesk and M-SIX have partnered! Revit and VEO

Something to get excited about

Veo will get online; and Autodesk is buying in: Wonder if Phil had to go to Canossa.

After six years of Research and Development, M-SIX's VEO™ Platform will launch January 31, 2013.

M-SIX recently closed a Series A investment round led by Autodesk®, a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software. This investment has provided M-SIX with the resources needed to scale up our team and operations prior to launch.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Hilti BIM/CAD Library Objects now available in Revit Format

Maybe not what you need every day but check it out
Hilti now provides a possibility of directly inserting Hilti BIM objects into Revit software. All the objects in the Hilti BIM/CAD library are now available in Revit compatible format and this makes the import of BIM objects in to Revit software efficient and easy.

BIM research will benefit energy and mining industries

A new international research centre aimed at improving the productivity of energy, minerals, infrastructure and construction projects was recently launched at Curtin University.

Woodside Energy supported Curtin in hosting the delegation by organising a field trip to the remote Pluto LNG plant 1,800 km north of Perth for the visiting delegation, Curtin representatives, and the general consul of China in Perth.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Fight for the BIM Cloudscape is heating up


Autodesk® BIM 360 services

There is not a week we don't her from Autodesk's BIM 360 services


  • Autodesk views its new cloud based service, BIM 360, as heralding the next generation of Building Information Modelling
  • Autodesk Acquires Qontext Social Collaboration Platform
  • Autodesk Agrees to Acquire Horizontal Systems
  • Autodesk acquires Vela systems
  • BIM 360 Glue On The Go

    BIM in the Cloud

    Autodesk Agrees to Acquire Horizontal Systems

    Autodesk views its new cloud based service, BIM 360, as heralding the next generation of Building Information Modelling

    BIM 360 | Civil Collaboration Arrives in the Cloud


    Trimble continues its quest to be a mayor player for BIM in construction.

    It has acquired in recent times  Accubid Systems, PlanCal, QuickPen, SketchUp, Tekla, and Meridian Systems. But two of its more recent acquisitions, WinEst and Vico Software, are concentrated on the 5D aspect of BIM. It goes to show just how far and reaching BIM has moved into the construction operation.


    RIB Group

    And now we see a move from technology providers on an international level? For example, RIB Software,, Stuttgart, Germany, which recently acquired MC2,

    With over 15,000 customers, the RIB Group is one of the leading providers of technical ERP software solutions for the construction industry.

    RIB has become a market leader in Germany. The world’s largest construction companies, the public sector, architectural offices and engineering companies as well as key accounts in the process industries all around the globe use RIB’s software systems to optimise their engineering and construction processes.

    RIB has its own sales and service offices in EMEA, North America and APAC

    RIB acquires a leading Cloud software provider in Australia

    Model-Based Engineering and Construction Processes Efficiently Implemented in Real Estate Projects

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012

    New COBie Toolkit for Revit

    Autodesk now provides a COBie Toolkit

    The COBie Toolkit produces COBie v2 deliverables in conjunction with a Revit model
    Installs into new and existing Revit project models
    • Creates Revit parameters for objects that need to track COBie data fields
    •  Contains an update macro that can keep parameters in sync with a set of standard COBie fields
    • Provides export capabilities to a COBie formatted text file for intake into a MS Excel COBie spreadsheet objects that need to track COBie data fields
    • Contains an update macro that can keep parameters in sync with a set of standard COBie fields
    • Provides export capabilities to a COBie formatted text file for intake into a MS Excel COBie spreadsheet

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012

    Unifi Beta a different kind of Revit content browser

    First i thought oh no not another family browser but i gave it a try and i liked what i saw. Its different, much more like a Desktop on steroids. Why not have a look for yourself its free for now.
    That what the makers have to say about it
    Unifi natively integrates into Autodesk Building Design Suite including Revit® & AutoCAD® providing users a powerful tool to better manage, organize, find and rate content across an array of public sites.
    Users can organize BIM content, ACAD content, applications, documents and other electronic resources within a customizable desktop environment.
    unifi download

    Sunday, October 14, 2012

    Specialist contractors struggling with BIM in UK

    A briefing prepared by the Specialist Engineering Contractors Group (SEC), which represents a range of interests including those of plumbers, electricians and the heating industry in the UK says.
    "Poor practice" by 'tier one' contractors - larger companies contracted to provide a project, which then sub-contract more specialised parts of the project to the type of contractor represented by the SEC - is also resulting in additional costs further down the supply chain, the briefing said. It accused larger contractors of not bringing specialists into the design process early enough, offering poor value 'BIM seminars' and "dumping" responsibility for information management and data coordination onto sub-contractors

    Thursday, October 11, 2012

    Use of BIM rises dramatically

    A study by McGraw-Hill Construction indicated that architects, engineers, contractors and owners are increasingly embracing Building Information Modeling (BIM) in their building projects.
    This is for America.We have certainly seen a steep rise in Australia too, but i don't think it would be of the same magnitude.
    Read more from | Home Channel News
    Use of BIM rises dramatically | Home Channel News

    Green Furniture Sweden BIM objects

    Green Furniture Sweden produces sustainable furniture for public places - visual and functional Corporate Social Responsibility.Get their free Families

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012

    BIM 360 Glue On The Go

    Autodesk just released BIM 360 Glue On The Go for the iPad
    Here are a few useful links to find out more, and importantly, where to get the app:

    Saturday, September 29, 2012

    New Free Families BIMobject

    This is a relatively new site I came across
    It is from Sweden mainly European based and Multi Software
    At the moment the Revit content is thin… but still check out the Furniture and Tork Dispensers
    The Furniture is all modern and very usable the Tork dispenser get used quite a bit in OZ.
    A word of warning thou, as usual with most manufacturers Families they are over-modeled and are in need of cleaning….Sill faster than starting from Scratch.

    Thursday, September 20, 2012

    OK Phil this is really cool "Zoom To Awesome"

    Have a Beer on Phil Read who shared this awesome Plug.

    New York City Sets BIM Standards

    The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has issued building information modeling (BIM) standards for new public building design projects valued between $15 million and $50 million. The DDC hopes requiring BIM for these projects will establish framework for future construction.

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012

    LOD Managment finaly gone Sensible

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Naval Facilities Engineering Command and the Civil Engineer of the Air Force have released the USACE BIM Minimum Modelling Matrix (M3)
    It is the most sensible Document regarding LOD Management in BIM i have seen so far.
    If the Matrix from the NATSPEC National BIM Guide or the Object Element Matrix from the VA BIM Guide simply scared the hell out of you.

    Have a look at this

    They also updated the USACE BIM Requirements

    And if this is not enought for you, have a read throug all the links here

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012

    IFC where it all started 1994 - 2012

    What happened
    Why does this great Idea of IFC remind me of Linux, Open GL, World peace....
    Watch this promotional Video from 1994  its 18 years now what happened...
    better what didn’t
    Would IFC have truly happened with a capitalistic concept driving it.
    Enjoy the video of a truly great idea from 18 years ago.

    IFC - Where it all started - The End of Babel - Part 1/2