The Effective Prototyping, Interoperability & Communication Group kicked off earlier this year in Auckland, New Zealand. Unlike many software related user groups it does not focus on a platform, profession or, even, industry. If you create, manage or consume 3D design data it is aimed at you.
The impetus for EPIC was improving how 3D design data is created, used and shared between all the participants of a project. Although it grew out of experience, OK maybe frustration, with AEC industry projects that is not the only audience. EPIC events to date have seen participation from the design, fabrication, construction and education disciplines. Meeting topics to date have included IFC, Laser Scanning and contractual responsibilities.
The best way to get involved is sign up via Meetup, you’ll get notified of meetings as they are announced, and come along. If nothing else it will be EPIC!
We get together to see actual demonstrations of how software interacts, and have real discussions about the pros and cons. All findings are publicly available, and everyone involved in this industry is welcome to participate.
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