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Collaborative lighting design, from visualization to manufacturing using Forge API.

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    Using Autodesk Forge API, manufacturers, engineers, architects and designers will learn how to build a collaborative ecosystem to address the lighting design process/industry efficiently. This class focuses on interior design lighting and deeply analyzes its settings to prototype an automated system that understands the photometric light preferences, and compute the level of lighting and proper structure to select the suitable options set. Our class will show how we can enhance the BIM collaboration level and tackle how Generative Design can support manufacturers to produce more efficient luminaries with less resources, energy and time. We will learn how to integrate IES files with any rendering software to achieve accurate visuals that can be adjusted and updated at real time. Using Forge design automation API, the chosen design will be automatically translated into BIM data from which we can generate electrical plans and simultaneously calculate the amount of light fixtures.

    Key Learnings

    • Define the automated system that evaluates the IES light requirements to simulate design criteria at real time using Forge.
    • Evaluate the light amount required for a specific space where certain activities are performed using Forge Design Automation.
    • Describe how Design Automation can link design and practice to generate electrical design sheets and QTO schedules for BIM.
    • Learn how to organize and represent essential abilities of Generative Design to customize a sustainability framework.