This class covers advanced techniques that MEP modelers can use to automate the placement, modification, and customization of mechanical elements when they are confronted with complex architectural geometry. We will demonstrate techniques that involve custom workflows between Autodesk® Revit® MEP and Autodesk® Revit® Architecture software. We will discuss both software platforms simultaneously to illustrate the overlap of specific tools that are most often used solely by architects, but that can greatly enhance the productivity of MEP modeling. Attendees will learn how adaptive components, pattern-based systems, and the conceptual massing environment can be appropriated from the architectural tools to MEP users. These time-saving strategies become highly valuable when you are confronted with architectural projects of complex geometric form.
- List and describe custom workflows that use adaptive components, pattern-based families, and the conceptual massing environment
- Describe alternatives for creating custom MEP families through appropriating Revit Architecture tools
- Explain how parametric relationships can be used to enhance productivity
- Explain how Revit modelers can automate and manage issues when they encounter complex architectural geometry
Mark Green is the Director of Design Technology Implementation at CASE, a virtual design and construction (VDC) and integrated-practice consultancy based in NYC. At CASE, Mark directs BIM and parametric design related projects, specifically in integrating more intelligent processes and work-flows into the design process for AEC firms. Previously, Mark worked at SHoP Architects on the design and construction of the 290 Mulberry Street Condominiums. His responsibilities included architectural and furniture design, BIM management, and digital fabrication. Mark is an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation where he teaches three courses focused on exploring parametric design and BIM. He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Utah, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and his Master of Architecture from Columbia University, receiving an Honor Award for Excellence in Design.