Saturday, November 28, 2015

Architecture 456 - Downtown Bozeman Hybrid

Attached are the final boards to my final undergraduate architecture studio course at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. On to graduate school after this! I hope you enjoy the renderings! I was able to integrate the Revit -> Dynamo -> Lumion for a successful presentation. The abilities you have to manipulate designs with dynamo are incredible! I intend to follow up to this post with how I achieved the final design with the ski ramp's helical facade.  

Friday, November 20, 2015

Dynamo - Elk for DynamoBIM by Timothy Logan

I happened to be scrolling through the dynamo package manager and stumbled upon Timothy Logan's Elk Package for Dynamo. I've had some familiarity with Elk in the past with Grasshopper and in prior years of architecture school, and it's great package for integrating all your OSM and Topography data into Dynamo. Go download it on the package manager and give Timothy Logan some thanks for an excellent share! Truly another great example of how powerful the Dynamo community is!

Elk 1.0.0

Thank you to Timothy Logan for making Elk available to Dynamo users!

Here are his two videos for how to use the OSM data and Topographical data.

Elk for Dynamo - OSM from Timothy Logan on Vimeo.

Elk for Dynamo - Topography from Timothy Logan on Vimeo.

Some of the links referenced in the above videos:

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Autodesk University 2015: Business Card Management for Dummies!

It's been a pretty universal topic across the interwebs that if you're attending Autodesk University you had better bring a bunch of business cards! Having attended these conferences I'm aware that I need to make space in my travel bag for a bunch of cards. Generally this isn't a problem, the problem exists when you get back to the office and you have to dig through all these cards to connect with someone, and have a hard time sifting through the pile of madness. The following is my new process for organizing and managing all the business cards, so I don't risk being unable to contact someone later in the future! I'm sure there are other fantastic ways to manage this, but this is just one of the many ways that works best for me!

You will need a Microsoft 365 Account. As a student I have a free account, and am able to utilize this service; however, this option will not be available if you don't already subscribe. There are other applications through the web you can search for to manage this, but this process seems to work best for me! I can still bring the cards back and put them in my drawer, but the benefit to this process is that the contacts will be stored as soon as I capture the card and download the .vcf on my desktop!

1. Download Microsoft Lens

2. Take a picture of your business card.

3.) Automatically adjusts to fit the card to the screen.

4.) Choose your OneNote (Contact + Image) option.

5.) Name the person's card.

6.) List of contacts for easy access in the future. If you click the organization button next to the edit button it will display an image of the business cards as well.

7.) The interface appearance on One Notes Website

8.) Downloading the contact information to your outlook account.
9.) Open this file
10.) All the cards information is autofilled, and there is no typing necessary. The process literally takes seconds per card!

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Dynamo - RFI Sheet Generator Module Update

Previously I hadn't found the solution for being able to select all of the callout views in a particular file. Well thanks to JimmyG on the DynamoBIM community forums for sharing this image with me.

I was able to filter out the initial manual entry mode that I had, and replaced it with this bit to get it to work flawlessly. Now I can simply click run once I've completed the original series of steps and it will generate my RFI Sheets for me. Here's the color coded, new and improved, RFI Sheet Generator Module all thanks to the DynamoBIM Community!

The Run Results:

The Spreadsheet

Views added to Sheets and Named Accordingly.
The original conversation and posts on the DynamoBIM Community Forms can be viewed here:

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Autodesk 360 Rendering Pro of the Week Article - January 2015