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.
Generative design is a process that enables you to develop and explore an entire space of plausible designs at an unprecedented speed, yielding new and unimagined results. As an approach to problem solving, generative design combines big-picture processes and abstract thinking to unlock creativity and drive product innovation. This session will focus on the unique generative-design capabilities made possible with the Dynamo extension, a platform for visual programming, and T-Splines. Attendees will learn quick and more efficient workflows, using simple primitives and symmetry operations, to create complex geometry ready for rapid prototyping. Additionally, we will cover best practices for importing and exporting data from/to Alias software and Alias SpeedForm software. This session features Dynamo Studio and Alias SpeedForm. AIA Approved
The step from detailed design to construction in a Building Information Modeling (BIM)-enabled workflow is a challenge for many design offices and construction companies. In many situations, designs need to be changed after contractors have reviewed the models on constructability. In this class, you will discover how you can involve computational design in this process. You will learn how to use the Dynamo extension to automate all kinds of custom tasks in Revit software to make your design constructible. You will get inspired by the wide range of possibilities the Dynamo extension offers to create your own model check and to automate the creation of construction elements.This session features Revit, Dynamo Studio and Navisworks Manage. AIA Approved
In architecture, technology and computers provide ways for us to produce and share design documentation. Until now, the profession has divided our work processes into a discovery phase with hand sketching and a production phase where the sketches are developed into computer-aided illustrations. Architectural design is currently experiencing a shift wherein there is an integration of hand sketching and technology into a single process. This course will demonstrate the ways in which computers can help us sketch and iterate our ideas, and how we can redefine sketching to include all drawing, direct modeling, and computational studies. “When I say artist I mean the man who is building things—creating molding the earth—whether it be the plains of the west—or the iron ore of Penn. It's all a big game of construction—some with a brush—some with a shovel—some choose a pen”—Jackson Pollock. This session features FormIt 360, Dynamo Studio, and Revit. AIA Approved
Deriving from 2D reinforcement drawings in the past, 3D reinforcement modeling is becoming common practice, and automatically generated reinforcement from calculations is becoming reality. The next challenges are optimization of reinforcement layout and dealing with complex-shaped geometry. This all starts with an integrated workflow, where information is preserved and exchanged along all disciplines—from modeling (Revit software), calculation, and documentation (SOFiSTiK software), to file-to-factory data exchange and on-site verification (BIM 360 Field software). We will use cases from practice to demonstrate this. Learn how to generate complex geometry and rebar parametrically using the Dynamo extension for Revit software. Dynamo software’s parametric infrastructure in conjunction with the advanced 3D finite element method (FEM) analysis of TNO DIANA makes possible evaluation and optimization of structural performance. Hence, the realistic simulation of the structural behavior of complex-shaped structures in reinforced concrete is within reach. This session features Revit, BIM 360 Field, and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
Often project teams find themselves executing repetitive work in relation to drafting, data entry, and coordination. If you have ever thought that there must be a better way, or your ears perk up when you hear the phrase "there's an app for that," this will retain your attention. In this course we explore the common, daily uses of Dynamo extension for Revit software to improve project team efficiency, and we’ll demonstrate how you can create graphs that are functional across multiple disciplines, are project agnostic, and will win you praise at your office. Through the exploration and application of practical Dynamo for Revit workflow concepts, project teams can anticipate improved efficiency and productivity through various phases of the project. This course will apply to any users of Revit software across all disciplines who are already engaged, or who have a general understanding of Dynamo extension and are looking to extend its functionality within Revit workflows. This session features Dynamo Studio and Revit. AIA Approved
Parametric tools are still sitting in a niche corner and, incorrectly, considered applicable only to equally niche projects. This talk will demonstrate how a basic understanding of Grasshopper software and the Dynamo extension can add massive value to a design team (and I will quantify said value to help you convince the skeptics). This class will demonstrate simple workflows in Dynamo, Grasshopper, Microsoft Excel, and Revit software that we developed to help us efficiently design and document a new stadium in Sydney, Australia. These tools helped us reduce our documentation time by more than 500 hours (50%). These simple tools were developed in both Dynamo and Grasshopper, and this talk is targeted at anyone interested in new workflows and increasing efficiency. We will demonstrate a series of scripts associated with foundation and rock assessment and column modeling and scheduling, and we’ll cover design and documentation tools for the geometrically complex tensile roof. In addition, we will touch on tools developed to automate view creation for documentation. This session features Revit Structure, Dynamo Studio, and Revit. AIA Approved
The Research Team at Autodesk, Inc., has been developing technology for the Internet of Things (IoT) since before people called it that. Project Dasher is a building performance management tool that displays historical and real-time sensor data inside a building model. The Research Team has taken the learning acquired while developing Project Dasher and used it to create technology that addresses the needs of the broader IoT market. This session will look at how IoT APIs (application programming interfaces) from Autodesk Research can be used to display information in websites integrating the viewer from the Forge Platform to inform the design process and even power generative design. This session features Forge and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
Building on last year’s class "Taking BIM to the Limits for Structural Engineers and Technicians," we will present new workflows to increase productivity and minimize the waste caused in the design and documentation of structural engineering software. The class will focus on interoperability between analysis software and Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools, with a focus on Revit building design software as the primary documentation model. Making the most of parametric modeling tools—such as Dynamo software, Rhino software, and Grasshopper software—and optimization techniques using a wide range of tools, "Open BIM" can provide the foundation to successful collaboration. We will use real-world examples of complex and simple structures to demonstrate techniques and processes that will increase your efficiency and make the most of your team’s skill set, and examine what future skills your team might need to develop. This session features Revit Structure, Dynamo Studio, and Robot Structural Analysis. AIA Approved
This session is not for people who are heavy Dynamo software users. This session is for people who aren’t programmers (visual or other), but from time to time may need to use Dynamo as part of their workflows. It’s also for people who have heard of Dynamo, or visual programming, but never thought it was something they could do (but it totally is!). It’s also for those who just don’t think Dynamo can help them in their everyday workflows (don’t be so sure). By the end of this session, you will have an introductory understanding of Dynamo. You will learn that Dynamo can be used to create geometry with parametric relationships, and that this geometry can then be pushed into a Revit software project or family using the Revit software database. You will learn that Dynamo can do more than just geometry. It can also help with everyday tasks like creating grids and levels, adding some trees to your site, performing an energy analysis, or even changing your text from sentence case to all CAPS. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
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.
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
AU Las Vegas
General Architecture. Engineering and Construction