No. 10 – April 2011

A Few Weeks to Go!

With a few weeks to go, preparations are advanced for the Revit Technology Conference to be held this year in both Australasia and North America. The 2011 conferences promise to be the biggest and best of these events yet, bringing a comprehensive range of presentations on all matters relating to Revit and BIM. This is a unique ‘for users, by users’ event, where experts and leaders in the field of BIM share their knowledge and exchange their insights.

RTC 2011 Australasia starts on Thursday 26th May. Don’t miss out. More than 350 of your peers have already decided to attend; its time to make the decision and join them. A huge range of sessions are still available.

It’s only a month away!
Experience the Power of BIM
With Autodesk REVIT in 2011!

Revit Technology Conference, Australasia

will be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland at
Thursday - Saturday, 26 - 28 May 2011

Experience the power of BIM at the region’s premiere Revit Event. After the success of RTC 2010 you are invited to attend a unique Revit event which will supercharge your professional experience. This 3 day event is streamed to benefit both novices and experts, and features leaders in Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP, BIM processes and workflows, collaboration, and a host of ancillary applications including 3DS Max Design, Navisworks, Ecotect, and Generative Components, as well as a one day stream specifically for Principals.

For Program and registration details

Who should attend? Principals, Office Managers, Architects, Engineers, ESD Consultants, Students, Academics in related fields, CAD/BIM Managers, Construction Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Contractors, Subcontractors, Project Managers, Developers, Property Owners, Designers, Draftspersons, Digital Modellers, Visualisation Artists.

Principals, don’t be the last to realise the benefits of BIM!

Register now for the Principals’ day, and ensure that your firm can offer BIM technology, increasingly demanded by clients. Hear about the business benefits of BIM in efficiency, reliability, consistency at lower cost and lower risk. Learn about the challenges and pitfalls of various implementation strategies, and understand the timeframes involved with developing your in-house styles, techniques and content. Understand BIMwash, and find out what the AEC industry is really doing.

And, for the first time, the
Revit Technology Conference, North America
will be held in Orange County, California at the
Thursday - Saturday, 23 - 25 June 2011


This great RTC tradition is on again! We have continued last year’s tweaks to the rules: Enter one competition with four major prizes as listed below. Your fellow delegates will judge all entries against all relevant prize categories. Prizes to be announced shortly. Winning entries from the 2010 competition are shown amongst the images at right. Competition entries may also be included in the Revit Showcase and in the slideshow that will be running on an ongoing basis in the breakout room.

Prize: TBA

For the entry that best demonstrates the use of all three streams of Revit (Structure, MEP and Architecture) within a single project. It is fine to see material in the entry from other products, but it must demonstrate the use of all three Revits to qualify for the prize.

Winner Prize: TBA
Runner-up Prize:
iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G 32GB
Proudly sponsored by Autodesk

This prize showcases the efforts of you or your organisation to push the boundaries of what is possible using today’s tools: projects and processes that stretch the use of the tools in new directions, and explore new ways to achieve desired results. Entries can include work integrating other software, but only where those program results are then brought into Revit to achieve the end product. 

Prize: TBA

Examples of work demonstrating the best of presentation techniques incorporating Revit. Note that this does NOT necessarily mean rendering! Layout, proportions, and most importantly, the successful conveying of your message are all vital to a quality presentation. Work can be a single image or a page layout; rendered, shaded, or other format images; or anything else that centres around presenting your work to others. 

Winner Prize: TBA
Runner-up Prize: iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G 32GB
Proudly sponsored by Autodesk

Showcase your 2D documentation / annotation work carried out within Revit. We have had especially strong entries in this category in previous years; show us the next generation of Revit documentation to take this one out. 

Please note, it is NOT necessary for all work to be carried out in Revit, but every entry must be based on Revit work at its core, and must clearly reflect this. The RTC Committee reserves the right to disqualify any entries which do not reflect a strong Revit basis, or which do not comply with other stated rules of the competition. Furthermore a single entry may win more than one category, and this will then be awarded at the discretion of the RTC Committee. NOTE: In order to enter the competition, you must be a registered delegate of the Conference.

For full entry requirements and guidelines, see the Competition page in the RTC website at


For the unsung heroes of the BIM world! Revit Showcase gets things going with a quick look at the best from the best. Any image that shows great technique in BIM, Revit or any satellite applications is eligible for Showcase. Send an image and a brief comment on what it represents as for Competition entries, marked for Showcase. No rules, no restrictions.

Get some credit for your work – the front cover of "Mastering Revit Architecture" was first shown off at Showcase.

If your work is entered in the Competition, we can include it in the Showcase as well – we just won’t mention your name.

Latest News:

Record Numbers

This year’s conference will be the biggest and best ever, with a record 350 delegates registered to date.

From all over the world

We are used to long distance travellers at RTC. This year we have attendees from Denmark, the Netherlands, UAE, the United States, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Nigeria. 23 of our New Zealand friends have already registered, and will be travelling across the Tasman.

Most Popular Sessions

Some of the sessions have attracted intense interest. Most popular are:

  • Glenn Cunnington’s “For Construction"... Design Development and Documentation Techniques for Tender and Construction, with 108 registered to date.
  • Brian Renehan’s Case Study - Revit Coordination with Copy/Monitor and APIs, with 89. Who knew schedules were so interesting?
  • Melanie Schmidt’s BIM - From the Ashes Rose the Phoenix.  Lessons learnt from Implementing BIM on a Live Construction with 85
  • Labs Sell Out! Don’t say that you weren’t warned to get in early! Some of our labs have sold out: Adaptive Components - Making Them Work for You; Structural Advanced Families; Shared Nested Families: We Shouldn't, Should We?; Architectural Advanced Families. Feel free to join a waiting list, or choose from one of the 5 alternative sessions still on offer.


Don’t forget that RTC caters for all levels of expertise and a wide range of specific interests, with six rooms featuring concurrent presentations of technical workshops, case studies, discussion forums, hands on lab sessions and seminars. Specialise in one area or sample from several. Sessions in each stream range from novice to advanced. The relevance of the training is assured, and despite the unprecedented numbers already registered, we still have something for everyone. Check for full details.


Revit User Groups

RTC is an independent conference run by Revit users. If you are not in contact with your local Revit user group, you should be! Here are some details:

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RTC10 Photos:
Keynote - Paul Doherty

Lab - Michelle van Kolck

General session

Lots of really attentive people...

Drinks on Friday evening

Forum - An afternoon with Autodesk

Australian and American committee members


RTC10 Presentation Winner:
Glenn Cunnington,
Humphrey & Edwards,


RTC10 Documentation Winner:
Peter Ahern,
Humphrey & Edwards,


Integration - Winner:
Ceilidh Higgins,
GHD, Sydney


Innovation - Winner:
Calvin Kwan,