With the integration of hand sketching into the digital workflow, we are no longer bound to the finite limitations of our tools. Step through an integrated design process, utilizing laptops and iPads in conjunction with SketchBook Pro software, FormIt software, Fusion 360 software, Revit software, and Dynamo visual programming language extension. In this course, learn how to integrate and capitalize on the power of design sketching in fluid conjunction with the Building Information Modeling (BIM) model. Learn how to utilize SketchBook Pro in the IOS/iPad to create initial sketch concept(s) and import into FormIt software as background for underlay and development of design into a 3D massing model. Develop the massing model utilizing cloud-based FormIt software in conjunction with further overlays and sketching in SketchBook Pro on a pen/tablet interface. Utilize FormIt conceptual energy modeling to orient and refine the initial design concept. Using Autodesk 360 cloud-computing platform and Revit Model software within the massing environment, models and concepts are shared with the Production Team and distributed to the contractor/owner teams.
- Learn how to create a process for integrating sketching into the digital workflow
- Discover the design workflow in moving from an analog to digital environment
- Learn how to work fluidly within the design process between various interfaces and software applications
- Learn how to integrate multiple software tools into your BIM workflow
Mike Engel, associate AIA, is a designer with Elness Swenson Graham Architects in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a speaker at AU 2015,16, MU2015,16,17 and RTCNA 2016. He has a particular focus on formulating and developing integration between the design and production teams. His previous work at Johnson Braund (JBDG) in Seattle, Washington, was to lead the firm-wide adoption of a Revit software workflow. Prior to JBDG, he studied and worked at Place Architecture in Bozeman, Montana, where he received his Master of Architecture degree from Montana State University. He has a passion for integrating designers’ conceptual hand sketches and artwork into modern technological tools. In his downtime, he enjoys rockclimbing and exploring the worlds treasures with his children.