Moving designs from conceptual modelers into Revit software for Building Information Modeling (BIM) and documentation has been a thorn in the side of the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry for years, requiring specialist knowledge or just plain black magic. With the development of the Rhynamo package for Dynamo visual programming language extension (Revit's computational design plug-in), interoperability and model round tripping have never been easier. These case studies will discuss the various successes and pitfalls of how the Woods Bagot Design Technology Team have used a Dynamo-plus-Rhynamo workflow on several globally significant AEC projects over the past year, and emphasize the importance of being able to simultaneously design, document, and deliver at any stage of the project.
- Learn how to move geometry and data back and forth between Rhino/Grasshopper into Revit/Dynamo
- Learn how to apply Rhino and Grasshopper geometry metadata as Revit type and instance parameters
- Discover the 2-step process of converting Rhino geometry to Dynamo DesignScript geometry to native Revit elements
- Learn how to add complexity and/or data to Rhino/Grasshopper geometry in Dynamo
Brian Ringley is the design technology platform specialist at Woods Bagot, where he specializes in project-specific design technology integration, design computation methodology, and Building Information Modeling (BIM). Prior to working at Woods, Bagot he was the Fuse Lab technology coordinator for the Department of Architectural Technology at the New York City College of Technology (CUNY), and he was the digital fabrication coordinator for the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati. He has worked in the architectural offices of Kohn Pederson Fox Associates, Dellekamp Arquitectos, and R&Sie(n), and he has taught fabrication seminars and design studios at the University of Cincinnati, the City University of New York, and Pratt Institute. He has also led design-build workshops at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and plusFARM, and he has sat on juries as an invited critic at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation and Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. He is a regular contributor to Designalyze.com and AEC-APPS.com.