sdb consulting is offering two two-hour webinars on early design modeling and performance simulation using Revit and Ecotect. This is great news, more and more training and documentation appears on the Ecotect software following the aquisistion by Autodesk.

  • Nov 13 @ 10AM PST – Integrating: Revit with Ecotect – 2 hours
  • Nov 23 @ 10AM PST – Secrets of Revit Conceptual Massing – 2 hours

Integrating Revit and Ecotect

Integrating: Revit with Ecotect

Looking for ways to integrate sustainable design into your current workflow, or simply a way to work smarter? Perform analysis of building designs when it has the most potential rewards, during conceptual design. Seating is limited, so sign up today.

Topics Covered:

  • Using Revit conceptual models
  • Preparing a Revit project model
  • Export options for gbXML
  • Compelling reasons for exporting to DXF
  • Optimum Ecotect import settings
  • Considering site and weather conditions
  • Applying parametric rules to Ecotect objects
  • Performing early daylight and thermal analysis
  • Iterative design and optioning

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Revit Massing

Secrets of: Revit Conceptual Massing

Revit Architecture 2010 has some very powerful conceptual design tools, but for those migrating from earlier versions of the software using these new tools can be daunting at first. If you want to understand how to create flexible, parametric building forms this class is for you. We will cover the essentials of the conceptual mass editing environment, as well as how to create sophisticated organic forms. Seating is limited, so sign up today.

Topics Covered:

  • The Conceptual Design environment
  • The Importance of building jigs
  • Pros and Cons of choosing a modeling method
  • Working with legacy massing objects
  • From box to organic form
  • Subtleties of the environment
  • Surface rationalization
  • Creating and extending panel families
  • Extracting data for design analysis

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