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505 BIM User's Group January 2015 Meeting

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505 BIM User's Group January 2015 Meeting

Time: January 8, 2015 from 11:30am to 1pm
Location: ITT Technical Institute
Street: 5100 Masthead St. SE
City/Town: Albuquerque, NM 87109
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?q…
Phone: 505.828.1114
Event Type: monthly, meeting
Organized By: Bruce Gunderson
Latest Activity: Jan 9, 2015

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Event Description

Hello 505 BIMer’s!

Please join us for our,

505 BIM User’s Group January 2015 Monthly Meeting

Thursday January 8th at 11:30 at ITT Tech

This month’s feature presentation is:

ASSA ABLOY Opening Studio for BIM

ASSA ABLOY Openings Studio is a suite of BIM software tools for creating visualizing, modifying, and exporting complete door, frame, and hardware 3D objects for use in design, construction, and facility management. Configuration engine instantly creates hundreds of openings, including curtain panel and custom frame/light applications, with modifiable and schedulable associated parameters. Custom build your own virtual 3D door libraries tailored to match firm or facility standards and construction guidelines. Non-proprietary database includes product pricing and detailed 3-part specification sections. Built-in links to supplemental information including: catalog and technical data sheets, installation and maintenance instructions, and sustainability and performance documents. Openings Studio is a web-based application.  No additional software installation required.

Eric Spooner is currently an Openings Studio Consultant with leading building industry hardware manufacturer ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions.  Eric has worked at the intersection of the Door and Hardware industry for the past 10+ years, working his way from finish carpenter to estimating to scheduling and project management, and finally into Division 8 specification writing with ASSA ABLOY.  Since joining ASSA ABLOY, he has received the credential of CM-BIM (Certificate of Management-Building Information Modeling) from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The past 2 years, Eric has been working exclusively with Revit and BIM software technology. He currently works with architects, contractors, distributors, and end users in ASSA ABLOY’s pacific southwest region in the Southern California, Northern California, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, Albuquerque and Honolulu markets. Eric currently resides in San Diego, CA.  He enjoys baseball, golfing, surfing, fishing, and back-packing, and is a huge fan of the Padres and Chargers.  Eric is extremely excited to visit Albuquerque!!!

So please come and enjoy some lunch, network and learn about new ways to make your firm more efficient.

As always Lunch will be provided!

Also please forward this email to others you think would love to learn about BIM!

See you all there!


Bruce Gunderson

505 BIM User’s Group President

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Comment by John Pierson on January 9, 2015 at 8:22am

Did anyone ask him why the addin doesn't come with an uninstaller? We began using it, but had mixed results. we found it was extremely difficult to uninstall.

Comment by Logan Piburn on January 5, 2015 at 10:01am

I had an opportunity to view a web presentation of the software. It is quite impressive, but it really depends on the BIM capabilities of the firm. The ability to create new door families doesn't do a lot of good if you already have a big library of custom doors with custom parameters. etc. In that case, you can still get value by applying properties to your existing door families.

Then it depends on the nature of the specifications. If the project is specifying ASSA products, then this can be a very valuable resource, especially on a large job. If the project is using another manufacturer, or if it must be kept as an open bid, then much of the value is lost. 

So in short, great product if it is used for the right application.

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