Construction Dynam(o)ite at AU 2016

Autodesk University 2016 is already gone again for a few weeks now, and most of us digested all the information. There was a lot of Dynamo awesomeness again this year: 40 sessions dedicated to this great piece of software. That’s a record.

One of the classes I have hosted over there, was about the usage of Dynamo in the construction industry: “CS21553 – Construction Dynam(o)ite-Explode Productivity with Dynamo“. In that class I presented two specific use cases:

Live Design Clash Verification

In this first part, I showed how to make a live link between Revit and Navisworks with Dynamo and improve clash free designs upfront the BIM process. You could learn how to get feedback from Navisworks in Revit by means of clash indicators and isolated clash views, as showed in the picture below.

Crane Positioning Optimization

The second use case that I presented was all about the analysis of the position of a crane on site. I got inspired initially by Jesper Wallaert from MT Hojgaard in Denmark. You could learn how to perform your own site planning diagnostics on a structure by checking the range capacity of a tower crane. But it went further than that. Through “Parametric Run” techniques and “Genetic Optimization” we arrived at the point where Dynamo and Project Fractal decided where the ideal position of the tower crane would be.

The movies that are used in the class can be viewed now in this YouTube playlist.

Datasets and handout

Don’t worry, it’s not too late for you to learn more about all of this. The recording, datasets, handout and presentation of the class are now available here. So go ahead, and browse the AU Online Class Library !


6 thoughts on “Construction Dynam(o)ite at AU 2016

  1. Hi, I am unable to download the package BIM4Struc.CraneAnalysis for Crane Positioning Optimization. Can anyone help please?

  2. Hello,
    I have a problem with de fonction called “Element.SetParmeterByName” Perharps du to de french version of Revit and Navisworks ? The parmeters “Mark” ands “Comments” are not created. Yne same fonction is blocking to create the 3D isolated views…
    Thank you for your help.

    • This is indeed caused by the language difference. “Mark” and “Comments” are built-in parameters. Dynamo doesn’t recognize the OST name that is used for it in the French version. So you have to change these string values in your Dynamo script to make it work.

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