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The Future of Making Things

November 14-16

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Computational BIM Workshop - Advanced

Take visual programming further

If you have experience in Revit and Dynamo and want to take your Dynamo skills to the next level, this workshop is for you. Learn advanced skills to combine computational design and BIM with Dynamo visual programming. We’ll use Dynamo to create customized functions, improve building performance, and interoperate with other applications, data sources, and geometry tools in sophisticated ways. Some familiarity with Dynamo basics like list manipulation, geometry creation, and Revit interaction is required.

Just getting started with computational BIM? You may prefer our Computational BIM Workshop - Beginner to learn the basics.


Key takeaways

  • Scripting

    Explore DesignScript uses by creating your own functions, looping operations, and using advanced list manipulation tools.

  • Office implementation

    Learn techniques for deploying Dynamo in your office.

  • Building performance

    Use Dynamo and Autodesk analysis tools to improve building performance.




    • 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.

    • 8:30 a.m.-noon

    • noon-1 p.m.

    • 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

    • 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

  • Monday, November 14

    • Breakfast
      Get a head start on networking—breakfast with your peers before you begin your Computational BIM training.

    • Part 1
      Matt Jezyk / Racel Williams
      Introduction to DesignScript language and concepts. Explore tools for advanced list manipulation, custom functions, and iteration; advanced custom node creation techniques; and setting up a shared custom node repository for your office.

    • Networking lunch
      Join your peers to compare notes, share ideas, and make new contacts while you enjoy lunch.

    • Part 2
      Matt Jezyk / Racel Williams
      In the second half of this workshop we will delve deeper into advanced Dynamo and Designscript topics. We will go deeper into DesignScript functionality by creating functions and exploring looping operations. As part of each exercise we will be using advanced list manipulation techniques We will use Dynamo to drive Revit software models and interoperate with other applications. Learn how to connect leverage analysis plug-ins and connect to other data sources.

    • Drinks
      Learning tools is fun, but it's only the beginning. The next step is harnessing Computational BIM to build script-driven design strategies that give you an advantage in practice. Now that’s something to discuss over a drink.