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Practical Design Computation: Dynamo for Informed Design and Streamlined BIM

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    Design computation is a way of thinking and approaching design that goes beyond the tools involved. This class will focus on how Dynamo visual programming language extension fits into the design computation workflow at NBBJ and the larger architecture industry by walking through a series of example tools, processes, and approaches to computation. Dynamo extension excels at bridging the gap between what Revit software does really well and the ways that designers want to work. The class will explore practical examples along 2 primary avenues: workflow automation and rapid feedback. Key to both is data management. Revit software holds a lot more information than it easily presents. By extracting data and synthesizing it with internal or external information, Dynamo extension can push that information back into the model or present it to the designer to drive informed decisions.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover how Dynamo fits into the larger practice of design computation
    • Learn how to automate actions and workflows in Revit using Dynamo
    • Learn how to use Dynamo to provide rapid design feedback during the design process
    • Recognize where Dynamo can improve the design and documentation of large-scale projects