Parametric Building Information Modeling :: PBIM 22.2

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When designing buildings, numerous elements (e.g. building shape, rooms, openings, circulation, construction) must be defined and carefully attuned. Building Information Modeling (BIM) supports this process by providing building elements that can be easily placed and modified. However, due to the large number of elements that make up a building, this process is often time-consuming and inflexible when changes are made to the design. By defining rules that describe how elements should relate to each other (parameterization), models can be generated that automatically adapt to certain parameters (e.g. building height, building width, number of rooms).

Learning objectives

In this seminar we will examine the possibilities of parameterization of building information models. The software used is Revit and Plugin Dynamo. For students in the project module “Design by Research” this course is obligatory. The knowledge provided through online seminars will be deepened in consultations and documented in several exercises.

Skill Requirements

No prior technical knowledge is required.

Software Requirements (Last Update Oktober 2021)

Minimum Requirement: Revit 2021 with Dynamo 2.6.1 or later
Recommended Requirement: Revit 2022 with Dynamo 2.10 or later

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BIM with Revit
Dynamo (in Revit)