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Energy Analysis for Dynamo – Open Beta Release

Energy Analysis for Dynamo – Open Beta Release

Check out this Energy Analysis for Dynamo package from from Core Studio at Thornton Tomasetti: We are very happy to announce the open beta release of Energy Analysis for Dynamo, available today in the Dynamo Package Manager, and on Github.  Energy Analysis for Dynamo allows for parametric energy modeling and whole-building energy analysis workflows in...
Flux Factory – Using Big Data to Improve the Built Environment

Flux Factory – Using Big Data to Improve the Built Environment

  The previous post was a little teaser, this post from one year ago presented the rumors, here is some more substantial background of what is being cooked at Flux: Not many people are cognizant of it, but the world of software has long taken cues from the field of architecture. Much of the vocabulary,...
Flux Factory's Vision - Big Data in Building Design

Flux Factory’s Vision – Big Data in Building Design

A little peek into Flux Factory’s vision for the future of building design on the web.. Big Data in building design, fascinating ..
Sefaira Releases Performance Analysis Plug-in for Revit

Sefaira Releases Performance Analysis Plug-in for Revit

Sefaira Now Provides Feedback on Energy and Daylighting Trade-Offs in Autodesk Revit Sefaira, the leader in software for high-performance building design, today announced that it now delivers real-time energy analysis and daylighting analysis within Autodesk® Revit. With the Sefaira for Revit plugin, architects can now assess tradeoffs between energy and daylighting performance and make performance-based...

BIM Forum Talk with Zach Kron: Dynamo – Visual Programming for Revit

Speaker: Zach Kron Principal Design Strategist for the AEC Conceptual Design group at Autodesk Dynamo is a graphical algorithm editor that can be used to extend the parametric functionality of Autodesk Revit. It is accessible to both programmers and non-programmers, with the ability to diagrammatically code behavior and define custom functionality. Users can also use...

New in Revit 2015 R2

These features have just been released today to subscription customers (features via Autodesk Revit 2015 help updates): Architectural Enhancements Dynamo: Encode design intent with visual scripting that leverages the Revit API to enhance and extend model behavior. Solon Integration: Personalize the building performance analysis experience in Revit by defining a dashboard with charts and results...

Advanced Computational Design with Dynamo and Revit – Youtube Playlist

This is a videos series for Advanced Computational Design for BIM. Unit 1: Revit Element Modification Unit 2: Revit Element Creation Unit 3: Non-Dynamo Created Elements referenced in the Graph Unit 4: Import/Export Unit 5: Simple Analysis Unit 6: Advanced Analysis Unit 7: Scripting

Revit Credit Manager for LEED

The Revit Credit Manager for LEED will allow you to automate calculations for your LEED Daylighting and Views IEQ 8.1 (Daylight Option 1 Simulation and Option 2 Prescriptive) and IEQ8.2 (Views) credits as well as streamline the submittals conveniently from inside Autodesk Revit 2014 software. Go to the Autodesk Feedback Community to find out more...
Simergy Version 1.3 is Now Available

Simergy Version 1.3 is Now Available

Simergy v1.3 was released today. You can download it from the Simergy website at: http://Simergy.lbl.gov As all of you know, Simergy is a BIM/BEM application that dramatically reduces the time and complexity required to use DOE’s whole-building energy modeling and performance simulation engine — EnergyPlus. Simergy was designed and developed to meet the advanced building...

Gehry Technologies BIM Platform bought by SketchUp Owner Trimble

Trimble and Frank Gehry announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance to collaborate to transform the construction industry by further connecting the office to on-site construction technologies. As part of the alliance, Trimble has acquired Gehry Technologies, the software and consulting services business that has been instrumental in delivering Frank Gehry’s visionary...
BIM Content Management in the Cloud

BIM Content Management in the Cloud

I just came across this fascinating cloud based content library for Revit and Sketchup. It also offers an affordable price of $12 per user right now. Some of the highlights are: Automatic RFA versioning Batch meta tag Search keywords / meta tags Upload your entire library with a single upload User Groups (by project or...

Programming and Space Planning Workflows with Revit and Other Tools

Revit Occupancy Schedules from Beginning to End Presenter: Sash Kazeminejad, Ideate, Inc. Learn how to create an occupancy schedule based on the current International Building Code. This topic includes how to create a custom schedule that automatically calculates the amount of occupants required in a space based on Revit Area Plans (rooms are very similar),...