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The Future of Making Things

November 14-16

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Computational BIM Workshop - Beginner

Learn basic visual programming and scripting

Learn to combine computational design and BIM with Dynamo visual programming. We’ll use Dynamo to drive a Revit model and interoperate with other applications, data sources, and geometry tools. If you have some experience with Revit or tools like Rhino and Grasshopper, this BIM workshop is for you. Basic understanding of computer programming and scripting is helpful but not required.

Need a bigger challenge? You may be ready for our Computational BIM Workshop - Advanced.


Key Takeaways

  • Visual programming UI

    Learn how even novice users can use Dynamo to drive BIM with advanced parametric logic.

  • Data mining

    Pull information out of BIM and use it for visualization and documentation.

  • Form finding and documentation

    Create building elements and views from data sources like Excel or other BIM elements.




    • 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
      Lilli Smith / Zach Kron
      Introduction to visual programming—no prior experienced required. Dynamo visual programming gives you an easy way to program. We’ll start with simple graph node diagramming.

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

    • Part 2
      Lilli Smith / Zach Kron
      Understand the basics of using the underlying scripting engine in Dynamo, DesignScript. Put earlier computation concepts together with scripts shared by other Dynamo users to solve common office problems like modifying elements and views based on context and creating building elements based on data sources like Excel spreadsheets.

    • 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.