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Combining Computational Design and BIM Colin McCrone

Nate Miller

Andrew Heumann


Introduc)ons


What is  this  BIM  thing? •  What  exactly  is  BIM?   •  Virtual  Building   •  Embedded  Intelligence   •  Simula;on  and  Analysis   •  Underlying  Parametric  and   Associa;ve  Model  


United States   Worldwide  


How are  BIM  and  parametric  tools  related? A  Parametric  and  Associa;ve  Model   While  Revit  undoubtedly  uses  parametrics  for  these  automa:c   revisions,  unlike  fully  fledged  parametric  modelling  so?ware   such  as  Pro/ENGINEER,  CATIA,  or  even  Sketchpad,  the   parametric  rela:onships  of  Revit  are  hidden  behind  the   interface.  The  focus  is  on  using  parametric  models  rather  than   crea4ng  them.       Therefore,  while  the  majority  of  architecture  firms  may  never   use  overtly  parametric  so?ware  like  Digital  Project  or  Pro/ ENGINEER,  most  –  o?en  without  even  considering  it  –  use   parametric  equa:ons  in  some  capacity  to  model  their   buildings.      -­‐  Daniel  Davis,  A  History  of  Parametric  Modeling  


Computa)onal Design  and  BIM

Computa:onal Design   Parametric  Design  

Building Informa:on   Modeling  


Computa)onal Design  and  BIM

Computa:onal Design   Parametric  Design  

Building Informa:on   Modeling  


Computa)onal Design  and  BIM

Computa:onal Design   Building  Informa:on   Parametric  Design   Modeling  


Converging Parametric  Design  and  BIM


BIM

Digital Project  

Not so  BIM  

Revit

Dynamo

Grasshopper Rhino  


Breaking Down the Barriers Presentation  
Breaking Down the Barriers Presentation  

Breaking Down the Barriers Presentation by Colin McCrone of Autodesk, Nate Miller of Case and Andrew Heumann of NBBJ - Facades+ Chicago 2014