Where do you start design? The best tool for a designer is the pencil, and every design begins with a sketch. We have several experienced designers who have embraced the digital pencil for a project-centered workflow. In this class, we will go through a process to convert surfaces to BIM (Building Information Modeling) using FormIt, and bring the results into Revit software. We will explore how to overcome the challenges of surface geometry interoperability using Dynamo. We will explore the Dynamo Script to convert surface geometry with no design intelligence or data to native Revit elements, and use Dynamo Player to help our designers iterate through changes in a model. Lastly, we will use the parameters to flex through numerous iterations on the web with Project Fractal. We will evaluate the pros and cons of automation versus starting a model from scratch in Revit. The process lets us reduce rework, helping improve efficiency in the early stages of design.
- Solve a practical problem of converting non-BIM geometry to a BIM model
- Learn how to use FormIt as a container to translate geometry to Revit
- Learn how we used a Dynamo script to map surfaces to native Revit elements
- Learn how to iterate design options using Project Fractal
Timothy Logan is currently a computational designer and applications developer with HKS, Inc., a large AE firm based out of Dallas, TX. He has over 10 years of experience within the field of architecture and has spent much of that time customizing design software and developing project specific workflows for projects ranging in scale from small pavilions to large sports stadiums.
Reeti Gupta is the Director of Practice Technology and BIM Manager at HKS. Her 16 years of professional experience includes Architecture Design, Visualization, Computation Design with expertise in tools such as Revit, 3dsMax, Dynamo, Generative Components, dRofus to name a few. She currently works on improving processes for Designers through innovation in data centric workflows, expanding the use of Virtual Reality, BIM Management & Training for Revit. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Academy of Architecture, Mumbai and a Master’s Degree in Digital Arts and Sciences from University of Florida, Gainesville. She has won awards for her work in Renderings, Designed the Dubai Towers Dubai Project using Computation Design amongst other international projects, authored unique healthcare space planning tools using Computation Design, participant at Smart Geometry Conferences, engages with project teams to teach the use of AR & VR to name a few of her accomplishments.