Description
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Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 6, 2016
Duration
2h 9m
Description

Modeling complex architectural forms in Revit requires the use of Dynamo, its powerful visual programming plugin. This course, Visual Programming Introduction with Dynamo and Revit, will introduce you to Dynamo--its underlying structure, functions, performance, and how to use it in the architectural workplace. First, users will explore means and methods of finding, inserting, and organizing nodes in the sketch. Then, you will get an explanation of the types of data Dynamo will compute and how to modify its organization/grouping with the goal of understanding how to apply these organizational principles to a Geometrical Pattern. Finally, you will also create a structural skeleton, discuss the importance of vectors and normals, and learn to assign Revit geometry to skeleton for incorporation into a live model environment. By the end of this course, you'll be able to use Dynamo to bring even your most sophisticated forms to life in Revit.

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About the author

Kevin is a Project Manager at a small architecture firm, and doubles as an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at Mt. San Antonio College. His specialties are software-centric, with a focus on workflows for production efficiency and creative enterprise.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
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Course Overview
Have you ever wondered how advanced designers model very complex forms in Revit? Hi, my name is Kevin Griendling, and I am a project management at HPI Architecture, as well as an adjunct professor of architecture at Mt. San Antonio College, and I am here to tell you how Dynamo is an extremely powerful visual programming plug-in for Revit that unleashes its users into the API to harness its generative design methodologies. Some of the major topics that we'll cover in this course include a thorough look at the Dynamo user interface and functions, an in depth exploration of data types and lists focusing on how information flows through the Dynamo program, an applied exercise constructing geometry with a data-centric approach, and a brief summation of how geometry exists in Dynamo and is published into Revit. By the end of this course, you'll know how to navigate the visual programming environment. Most notably, you'll have a firm understanding of the structure of geometrical data, and how to reorganize that data when necessary for construction. From here, you'll be able to explore your own simple structures with the assistance of the many resources presented throughout the course. I'm looking forward to teaching you about the basics of visual programming for Dynamo and Revit, and I hope to see you inside the course.