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Virtually Human: Modeling the Human Body Inside and Out Using BIM Platforms

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    The study of human anatomy has traditionally been the domain of physicians, dentists, physiotherapists, nurses, paramedics, and other health professionals. What happens when you let building designers have a crack at replicating it? This class provides you with the opportunity to meet Project OVE, Arup's virtual human. OVE has a full structural skeleton and respiratory system. OVE sweats, gets hungry, and even has a heart. We are still working on the operating system but OVE has a huge brain that will act as the main control center when finished. However, OVE is also more than just an artificial replication of the human body. Creating an intelligent version of OVE required us to exploit the full potential of Revit®-based software as a state-of-the-art BIM (Body Information Modeling) tool.

    Key Learnings

    • Fully exploit the information modeling tools available in Revit to create large, intricate services systems
    • Collaborate effectively with other project team members when modeling Revit® MEP, Revit® Structure, or Revit® Architecture
    • Embed information into Revit families to make multidisciplinary calculations and analysis easier
    • Model a human in Revit-based software