Autodesk University Class Presentations and Datasets

“The last year has been very busy.” Something you all might hear or even say yourself a lot. Well, at least it clarifies why it has been quiet in this blog for so long :-).

In this post you will find lots of information about the stuff I’ve been working on for all Autodesk University conferences I presented on.  On this link you can always find the most recent list of classes that have been recorded.

Some of the links that are posted in my handouts on the AU Online page are broken and can’t be repaired. To avoid these problems again in the future, I will use this post to share you all the datasets and presentations from the past conferences. As well as for the ones that still have to come.

Connected BIM for Structures
A lecture where I talked about how our Connected BIM vision applies to Structural Engineering.
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Structural Dynam(o)ite
Optimized Design and Fabrication Workflows with Dynamo

In this lecture you could learn about several optimization techniques in computational design. In this presentation you also get an introduction to Project Refinery, our new tool for design optimization with Dynamo.
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Skeletons in the Closet
Together with my colleague Jonathan Geffen I could present about how to involve computational design for the optimization of a rollercoaster design. We developed a workflow to link Dynamo with Inventor for frame design.
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Optimization of Structural Designs with Dynamo
In this hands-on session, you could learn how to create your own Dynamo script for structural optimization with Optimo, Fractal and Refinery.
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DynaShape Your Architectural Designs
This joint class with Long Nguyen showed an awesome combination of architectural design and computational optimization. It was a real honor to collaborate with the author of the DynaShape package for this project.
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Dynam(o)ite Your Architectural Design
This class showed an end-to-end workflow for the fabrication of complex facade panels, started with the conceptual design, using computational design techniques.
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Dynam(o)ite Your Steel Design
In this class you could learn about how to involve computational design and optimization techniques in your structural steel constructions. The example of the “famous” Mars Torus Arena was used.
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Dynam(o)ite Your Structural Design
In this hands-on lab we teached how to use Dynamo in all kinds of optimization and design techniques with Revit and Advance Steel.
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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 !

Dynam(o)ite Your Design for Engineers @ AU 2015

Throughout this year I have been introducing carefully computational design with Dynamo in the world of the structural engineer. This by publishing posts on how to build up complex analysis models in Robot Structural Analysis and by reaching out to structural optimization techniques.
ES9542 - Dynam(o)ite Your Design for Engineers
In one of my classes at Autodesk University 2015, I teached some of you how to actually apply these structural optimization techniques in Dynamo and Robot Structural Analysis. Although I find this a very advanced and heavy topic, still there was a great turnout at this class, which made me really happy !

Now the year is almost over, and it’s time for you to get up and running with these techniques. As promised I would share anything about this on this blog. Now is the time. You can find a full written step-by-step handout, the presentation and lots of datasets online now. Besides that, the class is recorded. So those who couldn’t make it to Las Vegas, watch the recording and learn about Dynamo and Optimo at your won pace.

Here’s the link to the class materials : 
 ES9542 – Dynam(o)ite Your Design for Engineers

Rebar modelling in Revit with Dynamo @ AU2015

In one of my classes at Autodesk University 2015, I presented a part about how to drive Structural Rebar in Revit, applying computational design techniques with Dynamo. The workflow I applied involved MS Excel, Revit and of course Dynamo.

I recorded a small video that illustrates this workflow:

If you want to learn this yourself, then you can rewatch the AU2015 class and download all the datasets and handout by clicking the link below:

MSF11845 – Dynam(o)ite Your Design from Concept to Fabrication