The New York City Revit User Group (NYC-RUG) is an informal conglomeration of professionals, and students, from all areas of the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Building Operations industry. It is organized by the user community, not Autodesk, nor Autodesk resellers.
According to a recent AUGI local User Group gathering at Autodesk University, NYCRUG is the largest local Revit user group in the world. We have more than 1200 members. Mostly from the NYC area, but some members join us online from as far away as the UK, New Zealand and Australia.
Our mission is to provide a wide variety of monthly discussions ranging from project presentations to tutorials to round-table dialogs about standards, to what's happening immediately beyond the Revit universe. Users of either Revit Architecture, Revit Structure or Revit MEP are welcome to join our group and participate in all meetings.
The President of the group is Robert Mencarini, AIA of Array Architects.
The founder of the group is James Vandezande of HOK.
Our first meeting was held in April 2006 which featured Revit Product Manager, Tatjana Dzambazova, discussing the new features of Revit Building 9.1. Ah, the good ol' days! Tatjana is still at Autodesk and has written fantastic books about Revit titled "Mastering Revit Architecture" - not to be confused with Paul Aubin's "Mastering" series.
Most recent meetings are recorded and can be viewed at Vimeo. Older meetings can be viewed at Screencast.com site.
Suggestions for discussion topics or presentations are always welcome...just drop us a line in the Messages area.