Are you a Building Information Modeling (BIM) manager seeking to increase the efficiency of your company and project teams? Are you a model manager struggling through workflow issues? Or maybe you’re neither of those, but you work in Revit software every day and want to learn ways to work smarter. This class will focus on using visual programming in the Dynamo extension to bridge everyday workflow gaps within Revit software. The class will provide a brief overview of Dynamo and the many available packages that the Dynamo community has already created that can be used to automate many tasks. The class will also go over some basic tips and tricks you can use when setting up Dynamo, and we’ll troubleshoot. The remainder of the class will focus on specific examples that bridge workflow gaps and/or increase automation within Revit software. Example scripts will include the following: finding annotation styles within legends for model cleanup; coordinating dummy view tags across linked models; binding models without losing workset/phase information; swapping ceiling-based lights for face-based lights. This session features Dynamo Studio and Revit. AIA Approved
Josh Moore is a design applications manager at Perkins+Will, where he is responsible for support, training, and development of all design applications in use. In particular, he is regularly engaged by design teams and leadership for his expertise in executing successful Building Information Modeling (BIM) / Revit software projects. While at Perkins+Will, his efforts have focused on implementing and improving Revit software content and workflows. He is passionate about understanding the process of architecture and translating it into practical and successful uses of design technology. Moore earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 2007, and is a CSI Construction Document Technologist (CDT) and a Revit Architecture Certified Professional. He has spent more than 10 years in the architectural industry, including 7 spent performing project work and BIM management. Additionally, he is the owner and operator of revitinfo.com, and he enjoys visual scripting with the Dynamo extension. Moore resides in Plano, Texas, with his wife and 3 children.
I have been the Design Applications Manager in Perkins+Will’s Washington, DC office for over 3 years. I have an additional eight years of experience in the architecture and engineering industry (combining my design studio experience with my design applications expertise. I have been Autodesk Revit Architecture Certified Professional and guide project teams through their required applications in all phases from programming through construction. With extensive expertise in Building Information Modeling and Computer-aided Facility Management systems. I work with various types of clients in integrating models and data within their organizations.
In addition, I teach Construction Documents at Marymount University as an adjunct professor.
If you've ever designed the zoning of a building, any building, you know that functionality of spaces can be more important than anything. The more standardized operation and maintenance is, the more organized are the set of rules you have to take into consideration. Examples have been given in the past regarding stadiums, airports, and terminal stations. Generative design is the way of translating into computer language that which happens in your mind: a set of conditions that needs to be respected in order for your project to work. A hotel room is one of those distinctively rule-based spaces—there are a group of standardized key factors that govern its exact configuration. Once you determine those rules, you can use them to create the framework for a rapid generative exploration of alternatives, highlight discordances rapidly between brief expectations and the given boundaries, and check and double-check your ideas against operational routines. This class will show you how. This session features Revit Architecture and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
This lab will cover the interoperability workflows that enable teams to use the right tool for the phase of design and each team member’s expertise and skill sets, enabling their imagination to be the limit of their designs rather than the required toolsets. We will cover 2 different methods for importing geometry into Revit software as native content to produce drawings. With the first method, attendees will learn how to use FormIt 360 software to translate SketchUp models into native Revit content. In the second, attendees will be provided with and instructed on how to apply a premade, easy-to-use Dynamo script that will enable importing Rhino software-generated geometry into Revit native content. The techniques in this lab have been developed and tested on a range of project scales, from large transit projects to residential high-rises to small tenant improvement projects with overwhelming success and quantifiable increases in team productivity and efficiency. This session features Revit Architecture, Dynamo Studio, and FormIt 360. AIA Approved
How do you go from crawling to running Dynamo extension for Revit software? Baby steps. Don't expect advanced math theories or abstract spaghetti buildings in this class. We will methodically walk you through 5 simple and practical examples that will save you pain and time in uncovering the basic principles of the Dynamo extension. The practical examples start with installing Dynamo and the 3 most useful packages that the Dynamo community offers. You will make a wall and floor, then make walls, floors and levels based on a property line; add flexible auditorium seating; and then export relevant information to Microsoft Excel. We will also display property lines and data in 3D, as well as find the distance from a wall to a property line. You can expect to walk out of this class with 5 practical Dynamo extension example files and the confidence needed to run with Dynamo extension. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
This lab session will focus on some of the newer features of FormIt 360 mobile and web app, as well as tips and tricks to help with your Revit software and FormIt 360 workflow. With FormIt 360, you can create conceptual designs and massing studies right on your iPad, Android tablet, and phone (if you are daring), and on any computer with a web browser, or you can use FormIt 360 for Windows. You will learn tips and tricks to help with this design process, using some similar commands and processes you may already use in Revit software. This session will also look at what the cool and useful FormIt 360 Pro features enable, like real-time team collaboration on a design, whole-building energy analysis, and solar analysis. We will also explore the new Dynamo Studio software workflow within FormIt 360 for Windows. And we will spend some time focusing on taking your project from conceptual design all the way to construction documents with these 2 connected products (Revit software and FormIt 360 mobile and web app) without having to leave the .RVT file format. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
<p>Learn to combine computational design and Building Information Modeling (BIM) with Dynamo visual programming. We will use Dynamo to drive a Revit software model, and interoperate with other applications, data sources, and geometry tools. This workshop is for people who have some experience in Revit software and/or tools like Rhino software and Grasshopper software. Basic understanding of computer programming and scripting is helpful, but it’s not required. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio.</p>
<p>Download the “Dynamo Tutorial” from the <a href="https://dynamopackages.com/">Package manager</a> or download the Additional Class Materials to get the example files.</p>
How should a design surface be expressed through panels? How can the architect ensure that a facade-design intent is honored all the way through to fabrication? Learn from Building Information Modeling (BIM)-oriented and computational strategies used by Safdie Architects in the context of Revit software and the Dynamo extension. Examples are chosen from the recently completed Marina Bay Sands in Singapore and Project Jewel at Changi Airport (now under construction). For design surfaces that are flat, simply curved, or optimized for myriad constraints, learn how to control panel families and types in Revit software using Dynamo. We will cover methods for laying out panels, managing edge conditions, and embedding panel elements with rich data for downstream consumption. We will share how we have used computational techniques in Revit software to cut out concerns for cost and risk to fabricators by providing well-studied, straightforward design documentation. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio.
This course will explore the use of the Revit software API to enhance creative problem solving in the design process. The Revit API is a powerful tool for extending the Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow and introducing new capabilities. Custom Revit API tools are often created to help with productivity and or build professional add-ins. However, learning the Revit API as a designer can be a powerful way to extend Revit software to facilitate creative problem solving and exploration, and model data visualization. We will explore use cases for using the Revit software API to create stand-alone parametric interfaces and to capitalize on the API within the Dynamo computational design environment. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
No coding or Dynamo experience required. This presentation is a grass-roots presentation to get you started with taking advantage of the power of design automation using the Dynamo extension. We will explore the Dynamo interface and discover where useful resources are on the Internet to build some really powerful timesaving workflows that can automate the boring and mundane so you can spend more time on designing. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio.
This class will demonstrate how you can use Revit software for landscape architecture with some assistance from Dynamo extension. Attendees will get an overview of how to use Revit software features such as families to provide typical symbols in plan while providing opportunities for visualization, scheduling to provide quantities, and tagging to annotate consistent information. Going beyond the basics, we’ll use Dynamo extension to show advanced techniques to streamline the design process. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is one of the leading agents of change in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry today. Come learn how BIM is more than just 3D drafting, and see some ways you can incorporate it into your workflow. We will show some of the simple benefits that all BIM users can enjoy, discuss how BIM can help your business, and preview some of the latest and upcoming technologies This session features Revit, Dynamo Studio, and React Structures. AIA Approved
This presentation is dedicated to the contemplation of the Dynamo extension and the Zen of Data Flow in the context of cross-platform design practices and dynamic enterprise landscapes. Over the past 2 years, we saw the emergence of custom Dynamo packages for Revit software that facilitate cross-platform collaboration. These (relatively) new techniques enable powerful workflows for design-to-production optimization. We will dive head first into discussing Dynamo Data Flow, and the somewhat versatile opportunities for connecting Revit software, Excel software, and Rhino software. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
If you use Revit software every day as your primary production tool, you may often run into tedious tasks that you wish you could accomplish more quickly and efficiently. Have you heard that the Dynamo extension can help? But what if you’re not a programmer? Far too many tutorials start by dragging nodes and then end up writing code. If you’ve been frustrated trying to learn Dynamo because it seems all you ever see are code blocks, do not fear—this class uses NO code blocks. We will explore some very practical things you can do to automate your Revit software workflow, all with existing nodes. I repeat, there are no code blocks in this session. Just nodes and wires (and some logic). So, if you want to get a solid introduction to Dynamo for Revit software and come away with some practical examples that you can do back in the office without learning a ton of code, this is the class for you! This session features Revit, Dynamo, and Revit Architecture.
AU Las Vegas
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction