Combine logic, geometry, math, and BIM (Building Information Modeling) with Dynamo visual programming. We'll use Dynamo to drive a Revit document and interoperate with other applications, data sources, and modeling tools. If you already have some experience with Revit software and are looking to expand its capabilities with computation, this workshop is for you. Basic understanding of computer programming and scripting is helpful, but not required. This is a full-day class, including networking opportunities over breakfast, lunch, and drinks. Participants will share one computer for every 2 people to encourage exchange.
- Discover visual scripting using Dynamo for Revit and understand just exactly what that jargon means.
- Learn about how Dynamo for Revit lets you perform tasks in Revit. It cannot invent new functionality that is not already possible in Revit. Usually this means that Dynamo is ideal for problems that would be tedious or time-consuming to do manually. For example, tasks that require little to no brain power, but take thousands of clicks to execute, are the perfect place to automate using Dynamo.
- Learn how Dynamo should be thought of as a tool you use alongside of Revit. You do not have to perform a task only manually in the Revit UI or only with Dynamo. You can do some things directly in Revit and some things with Dynamo. In other words, use the right tool for the job. Additionally, Dynamo is a perfect complement to daily Revit workflows.
- Learn how to structure a problem. This means clearly deciding what you want to do, and then breaking it down into the component steps required to achieve it.
Paul F. Aubin is the author of many CAD and BIM book titles including the widely acclaimed: The Aubin Academy Mastering Series and his "deep dive" into the Revit family editor: Renaissance Revit. He is also the author of dozens of Revit video training titles on LinkedIn Learning (powered by lynda.com content) Paul’s training covers all aspects of Revit from beginning to advanced. Paul is an independent architectural consultant who travels internationally providing Revit content creation, implementation, training and support services. His involvement in the architectural profession spans nearly 30 years, with experience that includes design, production, CAD management, coaching and training. He is an active member of the Autodesk user community, and has been a top-rated speaker at Autodesk University, BILT and Midwest University (MU) for many years; and he recently gave the keynote address to the Campus FM Technology Association (CFTA) annual conference. His diverse experience in architectural firms, as a CAD manager, and as an educator gives his writing and his classroom instruction a fresh and credible focus. Paul is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, an Autodesk Expert Elite and an Autodesk Certified Professional. He lives in Chicago with his wife and their three children currently attend universities around the country.
Kyle Martin is a Digital Design Manager at Gensler in Boston where he is primarily responsible for BIM Management and Dynamo implementation. In addition he oversees several initiatives related to computational design, digital fabrication, building performance, data visualization, and virtual reality. Martin is also an adjunct instructor of AEC technology courses at the Boston Architectural College and co-founder of design technology advocacy organizations that include Dynamo-litia Boston, ENCODE(Boston), the Design Technology Throwdown at Architecture Boston Expo, and the beyondAEC Symposium and Hackathon.