Have you ever wanted to learn the Dynamo visual programming language extension for Revit software but you decided to run and hide instead because you thought it was only for super-complex geometry and twisting towers? It's not. The Dynamo extension is for every Revit user. This lecture will describe the uses of the Dynamo extension and explain how it interacts with Revit software to help any Revit user. The Dynamo extension is a program that uses visual programming, but don't let that scare you. This lecture will teach attendees how to use the Dynamo extension even if they have no prior programming experience. Now that the Dynamo extension and DesignScript programming language have merged, the Dynamo extension is even easier to learn and use. This lecture will also give attendees very gradual doses of the Dynamo extension and visual programming so they leave with the skills to apply the Dynamo extension to practical Revit software workflows. And don't forget that the Dynamo extension is an add-on to Revit software.
Any Revit users who want to learn about Dynamo and extend the functionality of Revit
Marcello Sgambelluri is the Building Information Modeling (BIM) director at John A. Martin & Associates, Inc., in Los Angeles, California. Marcello is heavily devoted to helping advance the use and knowledge of BIM Solutions within the architecture, engineering, and construction community. He is well known for modeling elements and creating workflows that others did think not possible. He also frequently presents at Autodesk University, where attendees voted him the top-rated speaker for 2 years in a row. He has worked on many well-known projects in the past, including the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California; the Ray and Maria Stata Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and the Tom Bradley International Terminal Expansion at Los Angeles International Airport. Marcello received BS and MS degrees in civil engineering, and he is a licensed civil and structural engineer. He may be reached via email: email@example.com; via Twitter: @marcellosgamb; or via his blog sites: www.therevitcomplex.blogspot.com and www.simplydynamo.blogspot.com.
In this case study we will examine a mega project utilizing Design Assist and implementing BIM 360 Glue software. Yes, mega project and BIM 360 Glue software. The real story here is how we resolve information drop through handover from design to the general contractor and from general contractor to the Trade Team and back. The answer is to create a triangle and utilize BIM 360 Glue software for pushing authoring models in both directions, depending on the phase of the project. We will discuss workflows on a mega healthcare project utilizing BIM 360 Glue software and Revit software that limit additional work from the Design Team by simply sharing trade models via BIM 360 Glue software. We have work and communication to do, yes, but at McCarthy Engineering Associates, Inc., we are pursuing clash avoidance with this workflow.
This presentation will provide an in-depth discussion of fabrication and Level Of Development (LOD) from the 2015 Associated General Contractors (AGC) Building Information Modeling (BIM) Forum LOD Specification. It will address model elements at the different stages in a building lifecycle: design, construction, and ownership. The framework of the discussion will consider the LOD Specification that defines models on a scale of 100 to 500 with a particular focus of LOD 350, which the speaker originally authored and introduced to the LOD Specification committee. The content will discuss how architects, mechanical engineers, construction managers, subcontractors, and fabricators use structural element models. This will demonstrate how you can use the newly issued LOD Specification to define team expectations of what should be modeled. We will show practical examples of model detail issues, along with effective approaches to resolve the challenges using the LOD Specification as an early BIM planning tool.
We will describe the nitty-gritty programming details to implement a cloud-based system to analyze, visualize, and report on universal component usage. The components can be Revit software families used in Building Information Modeling (BIM) or any other kind of assets in any other kind of system. The focus is on the cloud-based database used to manage the component occurrences, either in global or project-based coordinate systems. You can make searches based on both keywords and geographical location. Models are visualized using pure WebGL, Three.js, and the Autodesk View and Data API, providing support for online viewing and model navigation. You can use the web app in any browser and on any mobile device with no need to install any additional software whatsoever. This is an advanced class for experienced programmers.
Checklists save lives. Surgeons and airline pilots use checklists to make sure they don’t miss important steps in surgery or during flight. Checklists may save the life of an AutoCAD Plant 3D software project as well. This class will cover key steps for getting an AutoCAD Plant 3D software project underway successfully. We’ll also look at how to set up the project directories and drawings for best practices’ use of external references and for utilizing a plant coordinate system. This in turn enables us to overcome the large coordinates issue and actually work with a state plane coordinate system (SPCS)—and far from 0,0 origin! We’ll also demonstrate checklist steps for incorporating models from other Autodesk, Inc., products such as Revit software and Advance Steel software; for successfully generating isometrics and orthographics; and for using an advanced feature in isometrics that creates these isos in the SPCS. You’ll be provided with all of these checklists as a way to retain this information and to expand on them for your AutoCAD Plant 3D software projects.
This class will show how a business built on mass customization was transformed from a 2D-based environment to a full 3D operation. We will discuss automation and interaction of multiple 3D platforms and products, including how every aspect of the business has been impacted (sales automation, digital design, inventive CAD-CAM, paperless manufacturing, and more). The class will discuss how Inventor software and Vault software have been taken beyond being technical tools to becoming effective global enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools. We will show how you can use Vault software to provide real-time cost accounting, material management, procurement, and strategic pricing in a highly customized global business. We will also discuss the inventive ways of creating workflows, enabling multiple product platforms (Inventor software, Revit software, 3ds Max software) and internal processes (architectural design, product design, manufacturing, technical sales) to work together in collaborative and efficient ways. We will also discuss metrics and strategic business benefits.
This course will present inventive techniques and methods, using Building Information Modeling (BIM) for the review of the building envelope. A key focus of the presentation will be the highlighting of how structural systems interact with the enclosure system. It will focus on topics such as the Level of Development (LOD) of architectural models and structural design models and how these progress into fabrication-level models for the building envelope in products such as Inventor software and Revit Architecture software with the structural system, interacting with products such as Revit Structure software and Advance Steel software. Key areas of this will be looking at localized high-level-of-development models around transitions of buildings, and will show how systems are brought together and used in a building-enclosure review meeting, as well as the importance of integrating both structure and building envelope as holistic systems as part of the review process.
This lab is designed to give users hands-on experience with FormIt software. We will go step-by-step through creating geometries in FormIt, bringing geometries in from other programs, modeling them together to form a cohesive model utilizing basic and advanced tools, creating and applying materials, adding levels, reporting different object properties, grouping objects, arraying objects, running energy and daylight analyses, starting a sharing session with others, and then transitioning the model to Revit software. You will gain firsthand experience with utilizing this new and powerful toolset that can literally travel anywhere with you.
The technology and tools for computational design in the built environment have never been more powerful or progressive. To complement their specific discipline knowledge, the current and next generation of designers and engineers entering the global workforce are armed with skills ranging from sketching to programming to Building Information Modeling (BIM). As buildings have grown in complexity so too has the power and ubiquity of simulation tools used by different specialist disciplines, with information and processes getting more disconnected up until data is transferred to a common format for delivery. It is time to shift focus away from data toward the spaces between the data. By extrapolating recent innovations in structural engineering processes—such as real-time feedback and gesture-based simulation using Robot Structural Analysis software—we will explore the possibilities of multidisciplinary building simulation using visual programming applications such as Dynamo software to control Revit software and other packages.
Many of us have been creating models for our projects for some time now, but have we really been getting the most out of them? By starting our modeling process earlier we can capitalize on our models for better quantities and an overall better project. Join us as we guide you through the process of extracting quality quantities out of your models and using that data for estimating, scheduling, and production tracking. We start by sharing how we create our Revit software models for the most effective quantities that will have the greatest effect on our final design. We will also show you how to capitalize on shared parameters to sort and group takeoffs as well as track production data, and push this information in and out of the model without ever opening Revit software. Quantities should live on throughout construction and into operations in order to help us gain better insights into our projects. Using Assemble to get the most out of your quantities will surely start a revolution among your team.
<p>For years there has been a conceptual massing part of Revit software that could enable designers to do many of the things they can do in Trimble’s SketchUp modeling program directly inside of Revit software, but this has never really caught on and designers keep returning to SketchUp for ease of use. Now with the help of FormIt software you can take your project from conceptual design all the way to construction documents with these 2 connected products without having to leave the .RVT file format. You can begin the conceptual design in FormIt software and once the design is settled continue the working drawings process inside Revit software. There is also the added benefit of being able to work in FormIt software on your iPad or any computer in a web-based version, enabling for anytime-anywhere design to happen. FormIt software also has a feature that enables real-time team collaboration on a design. This means the multiple members of a team can be simultaneously working on the same file from different locations and different FormIt platforms.<br>
3ds Max 2016 software has shipped and you may have heard or even seen the new features, but do you know how they work or what tips or insights you can gain for using them? In this class we’ll take a deep dive into the top new features in the latest release and explore some key benefits of some of the other new features. Did you know you could create new modifiers with the Max Creation Graph editor? What does the updated Xref system mean for you? What is the difference between TurboSmooth and Open Subdiv? Did you know you could create your own customer templates? This fast-paced session will cover these features, and hopefully more.
This class will explain how developers can create stable, successful, useful, and professional-looking plug-ins for the Autodesk Exchange store. We will explore basic elements, such as well-designed icons, friendly dialogs, and consistent user feedback and support. Finally, we will explain the Autodesk Exchange store publishing workflow, and we will cover a few tricks about how to market your plug-in.