Architecture
Technical Instruction
Voxel-based Architectural Space Analysis inside Dynamo
Class ID: AS500658
Product(s): Dynamo Studio, Forge, FormIt, Revit
Topics: Building Information Modeling (BIM), Computational Design, Digital Twin, Generative Design, Simulation and Analysis

Session Description

Autodesk Research first created the Space Analysis toolkit - and its accompanying Dynamo package - to support 2D generative design workflows such as those used during Project Discover for the architectural layout of Autodesk's Toronto office. VASA - short for Voxel-based Architectural Space Analysis - takes these techniques to the next level, allowing the geometric exploration of architectural spaces in 3D for activities such as pathfinding, daylighting and visibility analysis. This session will look at the core algorithms underlying voxel-based space analysis and how they can be used from Dynamo, whether from Revit - and its generative design workflows - or FormIt.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn about how Space Analysis was previously possible in 2D workflows
  2. Understand the benefits of voxelising 3D space
  3. See how VASA can be used in Dynamo
  4. Implement generative design workflows using VASA inside Dynamo for Revit

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