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Automated Structural Load Calculation Using Dynamo and Revit

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    This class will introduce the attendees to the current Revit workflow for calculating structural loads using Revit software and their limitations. As the roof gets more complicated, it is difficult to calculate the rain and snow volume using the traditional Revit workflow. By integrating this logic to Dynamo, we can increase the efficiency and usability of this logic. We will demonstrate how to use the architectural model to automate the rain load and snow load on irregular roofs. We will show how to consider roof slopes and relationships between drainages to calculate rain and snow volume for irregularly shaped roofs. Further, we will demonstrate how we can expand the workflow to automate the same for wind and seismic loads. At the end of the class, attendees will learn an efficient workflow to automate the structural load calculation and annotation in Revit with click of a few buttons using Dynamo player, thus reducing 1-2 days of work to less than an hour.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to develop an efficient workflow to automate rain load for irregularly shaped roofs using the architectural model and Dynamo player
    • Learn how to develop a Dynamo script to calculate snow load for irregularly shaped roofs using Revit model and engineering standards
    • Learn how to automate calculation of wind loads using Dynamo
    • Learn how to increase Revit modeling productivity by automating load and slope annotations in the Revit model using Dynamo player