• What's the point? How to digitize point cloud data in Construction Reality.

    Save-the-date for our next Vancouver Meetup on Thursday, November 14 at Stantec Architecture. This will be a regular Meetup presentation with an "Open Session" at the end where attendees are encouraged to stay and discuss technical issues and best practices when implementing BIM in an informal setting. We are pleased to announce the speakers and their topics below: What's the point? How General Contractors leverage point cloud data. --> Speaker: Kate Kirwan, VDC Manager at Turner Construction In Vancouver, the tenant improvement (TI) market is booming – where both fast and high-quality work is in huge demand. A consistent problem that TI projects face is working with existing conditions – because as-built drawings for older buildings (and let’s face it, some newer ones too) are rarely accurate. Many projects encounter “surprise” ductwork; mystical columns and beams materialize three feet away from where they were supposed to be according to the drawings, and supposedly level floors suddenly render demountable wall systems useless without targeted floor leveling. Reality capture and Scan-to-BIM help mitigate potential site delays, design changes and construction headaches. Turner Construction Company has completed close to 4 million square feet of tenant improvement projects since entering the Vancouver market in 2011 and have leveraged virtual design and construction (VDC) to assist with their projects since 2015. This presentation will demonstrate how Turner’s VDC team integrate point cloud data and 3D models of existing conditions into their projects, sharing case studies, best practices and lessons learned. Digitizing your Construction Reality --> Speaker: David Prangnell, Reality Capture Sale Manager at Leica Geosystems Join David Prangnell from Leica Geosystems for an in-depth walk through scanning on a construction site with the Leica RTC360. He will discuss how to process your data for QA/QC and finish off your data and final model in Revit and Leica CloudWorx. Pizza and drinks will be available courtesy of our sponsors.

  • Visualize your Data

    Stantec Architecture

    Save-the-date for our next Vancouver Meetup on Tuesday, October 8 at Stantec Architecture. This will be a typical Meetup presentation with an opportunity for attendees to stay and discuss technical issues and best practices when implementing BIM. We are pleased to announce the speakers and their topics below: Ron Toth BIM Manager SHAPE Architecture Getting a 3D Topography in Revit from a Survey with no Z-Data • Extracting Z-data from the text in the CAD file and exporting it to create and Excel points file Getting Hardscape to Follow Topography • How to create hardscape elements that follow site topography • Create hardscape elements that dynamically change if the topography changes Q&A Ana Brainard BIM/VDC Manager Olson Kundig Lessons learned from managing large Revit projects • Intro – Project Types • Resort – Multiple buildings (60+ , 8 types on large site) • Multifamily high rise • Linking Strategies • Site and ARCH models • Detailing Models • Grouping Strategies • Links & Groups • Maintaining Groups • Family Strategy • Workflows Q&A Pizza and drinks will be available courtesy of our sponsor - SolidCAD, a Cansel company.

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  • The Coles Notes on Laser Scanning

    Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 2638 North Vancouver

    Laser Scanning discussion and demonstration of principals and practices plus discussions on ROI. Come join us at the Eagles Club for the BIMbc – Vancouver Meetup Social Event. This will be a typical Meetup presentation with the added bonus of a Networking opportunity and full round table seating for a social networking environment. Richard Johnson of Underhill Geomatics and Reed Munro of Clark Builders will be demonstrating Laser Scanning features and topics. ---------------------------------- What we'll do 6:00 pm Doors open and Welcome 6:15 pm Presentation - The Coles Notes on Laser Scanning Richard Johnson, Business Development & 3D Services, Underhill Geomatics Reed Munro, VDC/BIM Lead, Clark Builders Richard Johnson of Underhill Geomatics Ltd. will be demonstrating Laser Scanning features and topics, plus sharing a few of his tips and tricks in Laser Scanning. Underhill will have the Leica RTC360 Laser Scanner present at the presentation. Richard was one of the first in Canada to apply the RTC360 scanner since its release in 2018, and Underhill was at the forefront being an early adopter of the Lecia RTC360 Laser Scanner. Reed Munro of Clark Builders will then take the Point Cloud and demonstrate what can be complete from the *.pts and *.rcp/rcs exports completed by Richard. Reed is the Virtual Design and Construction Lead at Clark Builders and has been leading the charge in utilizing point cloud data in construction planning. This presentation breaks apart and streamlines the Point Cloud to VDC myth. It is divided into 2 portions. Richard is Proficient in the Field operation and Completion of acquiring the Point Cloud. Reed is Proficient in utilization of the Point Cloud. In the joint presentation the efficiency of utilizing each component to their abilities will be demonstrated and a streamlined approach for all Laser Scanning and Point Cloud projects. 7:00 pm Open Discussion Open session where attendees are encouraged to stay and discuss technical issues and best practices when implementing BIM in an informal setting. Pizza and drinks will be available courtesy of our sponsors - SolidCAD, a Cansel company. Bartenders on staff through the venue where attendees are welcome to purchase drinks until 9:00 pm.

  • It's all in the Family

    Stantec Architecture

    Watch this space. More details will be added as we move closer to the date. ---------------------------------- What we'll do 5:15 pm Doors open 5:30 pm Welcome 5:40 pm Presentation - Can Revit Build Complex Organic Families? Simon Yew, Technical Specialist/ BIM Lead at VIA Architecture Revit taking the world by storm, yet the content is very limited at the early design side. Often user would use Sketchup or other modeling software because of the rich content library. Unfortunately we have yet to explore what Revit is capable of. In this presentation we will showcase what Revit is capable and how it can use to create a world you think it is impossible. 6:15 pm - Presentation - See What's New in Revit 2020 Thomas Morrissey, Technical Consultant AEC, SolidCAD Thomas will look at new features in Revit 2020 including: - Importing PDF's into Revit. - The Path of Travel feature that they added which allows tracking distance from one point to another. - Copying and pasting the schedules across multiple sheets. - Drawing elliptical walls - The ease with you can import other model types and work with them (including Sketchup) 7:00 pm Open Discussion Open session where attendees are encouraged to stay and discuss technical issues and best practices when implementing BIM in an informal setting. Pizza and drinks will be available courtesy of our sponsors.

  • Scan-to-IFC

    ZGF

    Through the lens of a FM considering a modification or addition to their existing building, as-built conditions are one of the first steps to developing an aspect of the digital twin: a replica of physical assets that can be used for various purposes. Starting with a laser scan, a point cloud data set is generated with millimetre accuracy and provides the basis for digital reconstruction. Hours can be spent modeling these existing conditions as efficiently as possible with parametric tools. With various disciplines to design, construct and operate a building using different BIM authoring tools, what’s the most effective file format to provide accurate and interoperable as-built conditions to consultants? The buildingSMART .IFC format. This session will provide architects, general contractors, engineers and surveyors with a comparative analysis of the Point Cloud to IFC workflow for as-built conditions. Our presenters have each taken the same single data set in to their respective Trimble, Revit, ArchiCad and Vectorworks applications, modeled the geometry with native parametric tools and then exported to IFC. They’ll present their findings, discuss the roadblocks encountered and share their insight in to the workflow so that attendees can make informed decisions about best practices for their workflow and company. ---------------------------------- What we'll do 5:15 pm Doors open 5:30 pm Welcome 5:40 pm Presentation - Mike Nelson, Product Specialist, Vectorworks Reed Munro, Virtual Construction Lead, Clark Builder 7:00 pm Open Discussion Open session where attendees are encouraged to stay and discuss technical issues and best practices when implementing BIM in an informal setting. Pizza and drinks will be available courtesy of our sponsors.

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  • A Comparison of Revit Rendering Tools

    Stantec Architecture

    In this User Group, we asked users to render Revit models in Lumion, Enscape and Revit Live. We asked the presenters to focus on out-of-the-box capabilities. We wanted to know what happened if you spent about 10 minutes with a rendering plugin while using mostly native Revit materials. The presenters will discuss their pros and cons of the tool plus their favourite advanced feature. For the purposes of this presentation, we are using test files from the[masked] East Dormitory Project Files available from Prairie Sky Consulting here - https://prairieskyconsulting.com/testing.htm ---------------------------------- • What we'll do 5:15 pm Doors open 5:30 pm Welcome 5:40 pm Presentation - A Comparison of Revit Rendering Tools Phil Read, CEO, Read | Thomas - Enscape Thomas Morrissey, BIM Implementation Specialist, Summit AEC - Revit Live Jeremy Peters, BIM Consultant, Summit AEC, Lumion 6:30 pm Enscape In-Depth Demonstration Phil Read, CEO, Read | Thomas 6:45 pm Open Discussion Open session where attendees are encouraged to stay and discuss technical issues and best practices when implementing BIM in an informal setting. Pizza and drinks will be available courtesy of our sponsors.

  • Revit Tips & Tricks: A quick fire approach to working better in Revit

    Have you ever wondered if there’s a better way to do something in Revit? Well, there likely is. In this rapid-fire session will show you a few tricks and tips that you may not know or, somewhere along the line, you may have forgotten. Remember, it’s the little things that you do over and over, day after day, that can cost you time if you aren’t doing them efficiently. HAVE A TIP THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE? Let us know. We would love to give you 10-minutes to share your secret to working better in Revit. ---------------------------------- AGENDA 5:15 pm Doors open 5:30 pm Welcome 5:40 pm Revit Tips & Tricks 7:00 pm Open Discussion Open session where attendees are encouraged to stay and discuss technical issues and best practices when implementing BIM in an informal setting. Pizza and drinks will be available courtesy of our sponsors.

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  • The nitty-gritty of getting started with BIM 360 Design

    It’s no secret the better your project teams are able to communicate and collaborate, the greater the opportunity to improve the project delivery. The question is, how you actually get your project team on the same page. Purpose-built for AEC, BIM 360 Design is a cloud worksharing, design collaboration, and data management product built on the new BIM 360 platform. The evolution of Collaboration for Revit, it supports BIM-based real-time co-authoring in Revit. In this BIMbc meeting, we will provide a brief overview of the platform before diving into the nitty-gritty details of getting it up and running in your office. If you have dabbled in BIM 360 Design, BIM 360 Docs or the BIM 360 platform, this is your opportunity to bring your questions. -------------------------- AGENDA 5:15 pm Doors open 5:30 pm Welcome 5:40 pm Presentation - The Nitty Gritty of Getting Started with BIM 360 Design - Thomas Morrissey, BIM Implementation Specialist & Jeremy Peters, BIM Consultant - How to activate your BIM 360 Design account - How to create and manage a project - How to collaborate with the project team 7:00 pm Open Discussion Open session where attendees are encouraged to stay and discuss technical issues and best practices when implementing BIM in an informal setting. Pizza and drinks will be available courtesy of our sponsors. IMPORTANT TO KNOW Doors will be open until 6:00 pm; after 6:00 pm you will need to enter through the door on West Hastings St.

  • Practical Applications of Dynamo

    Kasian

    BIMbc welcomes Edwin Guerra, BIM Consultant and Dynamo expert, to introduce the new features available in Dynamo 2.0 as well as some of it’s practical applications. Dynamo is an open-source platform that enables users to employ computational design and coding with Revit. -------------------------- AGENDA 5:15 pm Doors open 5:30 pm Welcome 5:40 pm Presentation - Practical Applications of Dynamo - Edwin Guerra, BIM Consultant, Summit Technologies • Features of the recently released Dynamo 2.0. • How you can extend Revit’s capabilities with practical uses for Dynamo such as: - Automatically generating 3D views from rooms. - Exporting schedules. - Automating workset assignment. 6:25 Presentation - Day-to-Day Uses of Dynamo - Ron Toth, Technologist, B+H - Puyan Zadeh, Consultant, Pyramoon Consulting - Blair Birdsell, Architectural Technologist, dys architecture 7:00 pm Open Discussion Open session where attendees are encouraged to stay and discuss technical issues and best practices when implementing BIM in an informal setting. Pizza and drinks will be available courtesy of our sponsors.

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  • What's New in Revit 2019

    Stantec Architecture

    BIMbc is pleased to welcome Scott Davis, Senior AEC Technical Specialist and Revit guru, to introduce Revit 2019 and the next generation BIM 360 Platform including the next generation Collaboration for Revit. Watch this space. More details will be added as we move closer to the date. ---------------------------------- • What we'll do 5:15 pm Doors open 5:30 pm Welcome 5:40 pm Presentation - Scott Davis, Snr Technical Specialist, Autodesk 7:00 pm Open Discussion Open session where attendees are encouraged to stay and discuss technical issues and best practices when implementing BIM in an informal setting. Pizza and drinks will be available courtesy of our sponsors. • Important to know Take the elevators to the 11th floor when you arrive. If you arrive after 6pm the building doors will be locked.

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