The Workshop

For the past 30 years, distinctive advancements in technologies have delivered unprecedented possibilities to construction industry and enabled new expressions, performance, materials, fabrication and construction processes. Simultaneously, digital technology has permeated the social fabric around architecture with broad influences ranging from digital preservation to design with the developing world.

The emergence of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and its latest development to become a mainstream method for designing and analysing the lifecycle of the built environment has consequences on how to handle and use the increasing amount of data effectively. Despite all that, the design process with BIM tools is still a widely manual process. The high expectations by clients, the complexity of given sites and conditions, and the pressure to optimize the design workflow has resulted in new data management and data manipulation tools.

Several graphical programming tools for design have emerged over the last years and nearly every BIM enabled design tool has today its counterpart for graphical programming. In this research project the focus is on the graphical programming tool Dynamo. Dynamo has been originally developed as a data manipulation tool for Autodesk Revit. But the open-source strategy and the demand by users has led to many additional software connections. 

Dynamo User Group Computational Design Workshop will allow you to learn to combine computational design and BIM with Dynamo visual programming. If you have experience in Revit and Dynamo and want to take your Dynamo skills to the next level or you want to just get started, this workshop is for you.

We’ll use Dynamo to drive a Revit model and interoperate with other applications, data sources, and geometry tools.