FormIt software connects 3 elements of the early design process that are relevant to every project: contextual information, building performance simulation, and parametric modification. Learning to connect these pieces quickly and efficiently in the architectural, 3D sketch style environment of FormIt enables quick design iteration opening new modes of design thinking. This session will illustrate a process that we're teaching architecture design students: First, how to quickly build design context (both from data acquisition sites like Flux and the creation of custom models) of buildings and topography. Second, how to develop predesign simulations to inform decisions and create a baseline standard for building performance. And finally, how to develop formal strategies by using parametric processes with Dynamo software connecting design ideas and simulation data. In closing, the session will cover predesign visualization beyond FormIt, pushing the file to fabrication (3D printing and computer numerical control) and virtual reality.
Architectural professionals and academics looking to evolve their pre-design formal thinking to include simulation, parametric design, and fabrication.
David R. Beach is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the Hammons School of Architecture at Drury University. Specializing in digital design technology, David is an advocate of full digital immersion as part of a traditional design process leveraging technology to inform process, collaboration, and decision making through analysis. David teaches in the architectural design studios, the Center for Community Studies working at the urban design scale, and both the introductory and advanced digital design technology courses. The application elements of David’s current research can be found at the blog The Architect’s Digital Design Guide, the Autodesk Design Academy, and his YouTube channel, which combined have over one million views, and are outlets for work and information directly related to questions received from students and practitioners. David has given 4 presentations at AU, and has completed over 22 major conference presentations in the last 9 years.
The class will guide attendees to understand the principles and aim of the Conceptual Design Process developed for White Architects, and the benefits that Autodesk technology and services can bring.<br/><br/>White Architects needed to identify design intent in conceptual architecture stages, including energy efficiency. They wanted to use Autodesk applications to efficiently identify the design intent and, at the same time, to be able to re-use the digital models in later design processes.<br/><br/>Autodesk has worked with them to define the best processes and tools to achieve their objectives, defining a consistent framework that allows White architects to use the framework as a fluid and flexible tool for facing this early stage design and to use the digital models downstream to accomplish with more advanced phases of the project lifecycle.
Your firm signed up for the 2030 Challenge...Now what? In this presentation, BIM and Energy Specialists from Dekker/Perich/Sabatini will outline how they have implemented the AIA 2030 Challenge. In this 90-minute session we will discuss key considerations from becoming a 2030 signatory through the software and best practices implemented during reporting. We will then dive into how to investigate model analysis and provide valuable feedback to clients and design teams, including how to lower the predicted EUI while targeting the reduction goals set by the 2030 Challenge. We'll also cover the deliverables provided to project teams to ensure confidence in proposed energy saving tactics. This presentation will provide attendees the tools needed to not only implement 2030 at their firms, but to also make a difference by reducing their carbon footprint!
What do architects and engineers want in the early design phase? They want to explore all the possibilities, not be stuck with the first option. They want to be able to change, try, and come back. They want to save time while having an overview of all solutions' alternatives. And that's exactly what Project Fractal, FormIt software, and Dynamo Studio software do for them. It's called generative design, and we'll show you some workflows to help you understand how it can be useful for your work and what you can do with these software. We'll show you how to improve your Building Information Modeling (BIM) process, and how everything can be connected to Revit software.
Generative design is here. Harness the power of option engineering with Dynamo Studio software and Project Fractal. Create thousands of options in seconds. Scroll through your options, and optimize your design per the constraints that you control in Project Fractal. Once a design has been finalized, take that design and push it into FormIt software for further refinement, or into Revit software for documentation and data harvesting. We'll demonstrate the entire process, showing you step by step how to accomplish these tasks and more. You don't want to miss this demonstration as we discuss the future (present) of making things.
In this class you will discover an innovative way to optimize your complex facade panel layout into a constructible and manufactureable organism. You will get wondered by the effect and result when computational design is introduced in a "Architectural Fabrication Workflow." A workflow which will guide you through the whole process from design till fabrication for dynamic facade panels, by using the AEC Industry Collection. During this session you will understand how FormIt, Dynamo Studio, Dynamo Customizer, Project Fractal and Revit are the keys to success in defining an optimized facade layout, automating the panel placement, using analysis results to drive panel dynamics and finally also link the design with fabrication technologies.
This lab session will focus on some of the newer features of FormIt 360 Pro software, as well as tips and tricks to help with your FormIt 360 Pro workflow. We'll create a building with FormIt 360 Pro software using the Microsoft Windows app. We'll also spend some time understanding the Dynamo Studio workflow within FormIt 360 Pro for Windows software, and how we can use it for quick design iterations.
We see an increasing demand for parking structures in the Danish market. With a tight business case you need to differentiate yourself to beat your competitors. <br/><br/>At MT Højgaard, we have developed a dynamic parking structure concept to address the market regardless of design, surroundings, and building site. To make the concept even more competitive we created a design configurator to be used in the early conceptual design and all the way to construction documents and estimation. We will exemplify the use of the configurator based on a client's case.<br/><br/>This presentation/live demo will cover how MT Højgaard has automated and optimized the process of designing a parking garage, going from early concept ideas to final estimation and simulation. We will take you through the workflow and show the possibilities in software that include FormIT pro, Dynamo Studio, Project Fractal, Revit, Dynamo for Revit and iTWO.