How to Document a Tower with More Than Forty Different Floor Plates
This course will present a case study of a residential tower in Sydney, Australia. A unique design with completely different floors required a new approach to documentation. Dynamo had been extensively used to create and manage all the unique elements. More than 45% of all Revit elements were created using automated workflows. This course will focus on understanding the challenges in automation of such a vast amount of Revit elements; learning how to choose between an intelligent or brute force approach; and what we have learned by documenting the same building twice. Understand how a variety of multiple Dynamo definitions had been used to create specific elements. Learn efficiency differences between groups and links. The design of a multistory tower can be challenging without every floor being different. Learn how we overcame this challenge and optimized our workflows to enable multiple design changes in the process. This class will focus on ways of improving efficiency through automation.
Maciej Wypych Adam Walmsley
Optioneering and Optimization Using Generative Design and Evolutionary Solvers
With the introduction of tools such as Autodesk’s Refinery (previously Fractal) and evolutionary solver plug-ins through Grasshopper, the designer has the ability to explore an almost infinite number of design options. It is, however, not as simple as it may appear. This talk will give an overview of the principles of optioneering and optimization. We will discuss some of the limitations that exist and how you can get the most out of the tools that are currently on the market. By the end of the talk, you should have a sound understanding of how these tools could be applied to your field of work, and how successful use of generative design will come from a collaboration of the human and the computer.