Monday, January 11, 2016

Dynamo - QR Coding Assemblies and Families with A360 Team

A few days ago, thanks to my friends on twitter, I saw a few posts about the QR Barcode generator that has been developed by Jostein Olsen. This fantastic development led me to some thinking of how I could tie it into our current workflow at Harvey's Plumbing and Heating. My colleague Tyler Graff and I developed a few modules. One for our assemblies, and another for simply mechanical equipment families. The beauty of these modules is that the data is referencing our A360 Team information. All of our specifications can be turned into shared links on A360, that are retained even when archived, that can then be referenced by these QR Codes.

Assemblies placed from Unifi
Ungroup/Assemble Module

Ungroup/Assemble Module
Selection
Filtration

Transaction Handling and Renaming Based on Original Group Name
The ungroup/assemble module is the first portion of the process. This allows us to place our groups from Unifi, to ungroup/assemble them, and to have the name of the assemblies numbered in order of creation. The assembly numbers reference the prospective schedules that in turn automate our assembly creation on sheets.

Assembly QR Code Generation

Here is the module for generating qr codes for a list of assemblies in a project including obtaining a name for the qr code based on the assembly name, and writing the qr code to a destination on your computer. It's important to note that if you strictly hyperlink the information segment of this module that the qr code will automatically open the hyperlink in the app.
QR Code Generator for all the Assemblies in Project. Mass assigning barcode data to multiple assemblies. i.e. Assigning a Name for each Assembly, and then assigning the A360 shared project location. Allowing an individual to scan the object at the job site to pull open the assembly names and locations.
Selecting Assemblies and Inputting Data Based on Each Assembly. This can also be set based on parameter data and strung together to feed the tags. This information can also hyperlink the job folder so individuals can pull up the sheets on their tablets or iphones.
Folder Location, as Specified in Dynamo, with file.


Example of Project Sheet Location in A360 that can be referenced in hyperlinks associated to barcodes. This can make prefabrication of assemblies easier for foreman to understand how to actually build what's in a box labeled AS1_Etc.

The previous methods can be applied to families very easily. It's much easier to embed the links to the specified parameter that can be fueled down stream to Revizto, or other third party applications for design intent and communication.


QR Family Code Generator Based on Parameter Writing

Grundfos Pump Image
Grundfos UPS 15 58 FC

Also please note, again, that this can directly reference a pdf specification sheet to pull from A360.

The Future of Mechanical Room Documentation for Servicing

Now this is obviously going to evolve... potential to augmented reality devices that can document data for future reference in the future, but for now this is how we are intending to document spaces for future reference by our service departments. This will also provide a clear deliverable to our clients for understanding what is what in their mechanical rooms. There are other solutions becoming available in the future that we are beta testing, but for now this seems to be the cleanest solution available on the market right now for proper documentation.

You can obtain a free account here at https://round.me/.

Feel free to explore the mechanical room below. We are going to be tying our specification data that is on A360 to this platform for now as well.

Please note that the reason these images are so incredibly distorted is because we didn't use a photosphere camera. This will be perfected by Wednesday, through a product we are beta testing, and I will share the process sometime Thursday!

10 comments:

  1. Brian - Have you looked into the GoPro cube for stitching together a spherical imagery https://gopro.com/spherical
    Seems to be very widely used due to its cost effectiveness and can scale to 4k quality if needed with the Hero 4 black!

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  2. Thanks Steve! I have seen those. We're beta testing that operates through a camera. I'll share that come Thursday. It isn't 4k unfortunately, so that is definitely nice!

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  3. Pretty Cool Brian! Now you can use those images in a schedules :) http://autode.sk/1OYUk5y

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    1. Thanks Fausto. Unfortunately we have to manually upload these type images due to the limitations of the Revit API and Type Images. (Unless you can hack it). Hope you're doing well!

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    2. Works perfect for the families; however, for Assemblies it's a bit more manual labor :)

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  7. Hi

    Thank you so much for your helpful information. I have a question. I generated a qr code for an element of my revit model and attached its URL to it. But when I opened its URL, it shows the whole model. It doesn't highlight the element that I selected in the model and A360. Could u please tell me what I should do? Thanks

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