This course will explore the use of the Revit software API to enhance creative problem solving in the design process. The Revit API is a powerful tool for extending the Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflow and introducing new capabilities. Custom Revit API tools are often created to help with productivity and or build professional add-ins. However, learning the Revit API as a designer can be a powerful way to extend Revit software to facilitate creative problem solving and exploration, and model data visualization. We will explore use cases for using the Revit software API to create stand-alone parametric interfaces and to capitalize on the API within the Dynamo computational design environment. This session features Revit and Dynamo Studio. AIA Approved
- Learn about the basics of setting up a design workflow with the Revit API
- Learn about custom Revit API add-ins used in the design process
- Learn about using the Revit API to extend Revit software’s parametric capabilities
- Learn how to use the Revit API to extend Dynamo software’s Revit integration
David Stasiuk is the Director of Applied Research at Proving Ground, a technology consultancy that services Architects, Engineers and Fabricators. He focuses on the development of add-ins and the deployment of Computational Design systems that support a range of applications and interests along the supply chain.
Nathan Miller is an associate partner and director of Architecture and Engineering Solutions at CASE. He is responsible for leading the efforts on architecture and engineering strategy, computational design implementation, and data interoperability. Nate's professional background as a lead architectural designer has provided him with a holistic perspective on the use of technology to support project development and delivery. Using his expertise in advanced 3D modeling workflows and computational automation, Nate has worked with AECO (architecture/engineering/construction/owner) clients to deliver leading Solutions for projects that include high-rise towers, mixed-use master plans, and Olympic-sized sports venues. Nate has also authored numerous freely available and open-source software tools with capabilities for geometric rationalization, automation, and information exchange.