SFDUG Mar 2018 | AEC Hackaton 5.0 | Everyday Dynamo: Practical Uses for BIM Managers

On Wednesday March 14th, at 6:00pm PST, SFDUG welcomes Paul Wintour, our remote speaker connecting live from Australia, to speak about practical dynamo applications for BIM Managers.

Educational Module: Technology Disruptions at the Oakland AEC Hackathon 5.0

Speaker: Danny Bentley, SOM

Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning. These are some of the topics that resonated at the fifth edition of the AEC Hackathon in the Bay Area. Hear from Danny Bentley, SOM Technologist and Hackathon Veteran, what was the good, the bad, and the trendy at this annual event attended by dozens of local community technologists, sofware developers, and designers.

Danny Bentley is a Structural BIM Technical Designer and Drafter at Skidmore Owing and Merrill. With a background in Industrial Design and Computer Science. He is also a Youtuber with channels for Dynamo with Python and Revit API. At SOM he develops applications through Dynamo, Python and the C# to help facilitate workflow when dealing with complex geometry.

Featured Presentation: Everyday Dynamo: Practical Uses for BIM Managers

Remote Speaker: Paul Wintour

There are many day-to-day laborious tasks that an Architect needs to perform. Whether it is sequentially renumbering doors or rooms, cleaning up the Revit model, or a host of other tasks, this presentation will demonstrate how to automate these processes so that you can spend more time on what you do best, design. By harnessing the power of the Dynamo Package Manager, the class will illustrate how to extend Revit’s capabilities to maintain your Revit model. We’ll cover how to automate: workset creation, renumbering rooms, renumbering doors, purging unused filters, adjusting a room’s upper limit, controlling a view’s underlay, creating unplaced rooms, and adjusting titleblock properties to name but a few.

Paul Wintour established Parametric Monkey in 2014with the aim to accelerate computational literacy within architectural design in order to transform the building industry. Since then, Parametric Monkey has grown to become a digital design consultancy which brings specialist architecture, BIM, computational design, and digital fabrication expertise to project owners, architects, contractors, developers, engineers and local governments. With a focus on interoperability and nimbleness, Parametric Monkey exists where building and technology intersect.

Paul is a registered architect in NSW and the UK and has worked extensively in Australia, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and The Netherlands. Paul holds a MArch from the Architectural Association’s Design Research Laboratory. He has taught at the University of Technology Sydney, the University of New South Wales, the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Hong Kong, and the Architectural Association. Paul was also the original creator of the BVN Dynamo package.

Food and beverages courtesy of Ideate Inc.

Attending this meeting in person? Register to the event here

Attending this meeting online? Register to the live broadcast here.  Webcast technology courtesy of Gensler.

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