Another year comes to an end, and what a year it has been, technology and workload is gathering pace at light speed, and does not look like slowing anytime soon. We are all having to re-educate ourselves on an on-going basis, and lots of things that we do now will change as the technology charges on. This BUGVA website is trying to provide information that will help you adapt to these changes, please keep checking in on us on a regular basis to see what’s new.
Two new Bentley User Groups in Australia, Bentley Civil Users Association Australasia NSW (BCUAA NSW) and Perth Bentley User Group (PBUG) , we are all trying to work together to provide users with information, training, connectivity, and sharing ideas/experiences to benefit users, and for the development of the products we use.
At our March 6th General meeting at we had a changing of the guard, with Sabastian Thompson passing the Presidents role on to Eddy Wisniewski, and we added two more people to the committee, in Kate Turnbull form WSP, and Nivas Dhavala from Beca. Welcome to the BUGVA Train charging into the future.
Comments from our new President: Eddy Wisniewski.
I would like to thank Sabastian Thompson being president of BUGVA for the last four years. He hasn’t left the group, nor is his intention to leave BUGVA. We whole heartedly support his commitment with family. Sab has been instrumental with passion and devotion on issues related to improving techniques on Bentley Systems. In the area of the rail business, he has been, and continues to discuss with MTM and LXRA on standards, that not only helps them, but helps the users with efficiency and consistency. There will be ongoing discussions with these groups and Sab will lead the charge.
I would also want to thank John Davidson. John’s passion to get into the DNA of MicroStation is phenomenal. For those attending BUGVA March meeting witnessed the explanation and workings on Automatic Annotation. I discussed this with colleagues back at Jacobs and it is a function that has a lot of benefits in capturing useful data and utilising the data in a smarter way.
John has also been instrumental with this BUGVA web site. John has successfully produced another year of workshops gathering support from companies willing to support these valuable workshops. Great effort John.
This website has been developed for all users, make sure you visit the site regularly, see the schedule of workshops and events coming up for 2019. I encourage users to provide comments and industry related experiences.
The BUGVA committee will include representatives from companies sponsoring workshops. Check here to see who is on the committee.
With the change in event types in 2018, we have had an increased participation of 168% and we expect that 2019 will increase by a similar amount, so thank you to all those that benefited from our 2018 events.
As you can see, we have launched our website and will try to post the information you are looking for, please help by providing feedback and ideas for website content, and please forward a link to your friends and colleagues.