I attended the South Coast Revit User Group meeting. There was a very good turnout of around 30 people.
One of the highlights was a presentation by the 3Dallusions “Design Your Dream House” Contest Grand Prize Winner: Taylor Osborn – Casa de Adrenalina. Taylor told us how he created his dream house completely in Revit 8.0. Check out his design… 
Jim Balding gave a presentation on a “horizontal” approach to Revit implementation. He stated that sometimes starting with only the horizontal plan drawings can get you going without trying to bite off the whole encillada. He showed a few plan sets that incorporated Revit generated plans and scanned hand drawn elevations. Very impressive.
Jim also showed everyone how to apply a bit map and bump map to a roof to get spanish tiles.
All in all it was a great time of networking and sharing.