Autorouting in Ships Using Computational BIM

The SPAR3D Conference next week brings together a diverse group of 3D technologists. In preparation for that event, we wanted to demonstrate an example of autorouting and automodeling that tests geometric complexity and congestion. Here's what we came up with.

If you look at the top of the page, you'll find an image of a tug boat engine room. Within that image, you'll see a large diameter conduit that we've automodeled using GenMEP, our autorouting add-on to Autodesk Revit. The point cloud of this ship was imported into Revit but the complexity of the ship and engine room were not modeled. Using GenMEP, we identified a start point and an end point within the cloud and the conduit was automodeled without clashes.

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Diapers, Beer & BIM

The AEC industry is at a critical juncture in history. BIM, cloud computing, and the growing sophistication of building products have created the perfect environment for a new era in AEC history. Autodesk calls this "The Era of Connection," a disruptive time when design, construction, and operational processes will be radically changed. For most, this will upend their business. For us, this is an exciting time in which we are helping our clients adapt and lead.

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Generative Design Solutions for MEP Systems

The AEC industry is at a critical juncture in history. Building information modeling (BIM), cloud computing, and the growing sophistication of our building products have created the perfect environment for a new era. This is "The Era of Connection," a disruptive time when design, construction, and operational processes will be radically changed. At BuildingSP, we're working to leverage these concepts and revolutionize BIM.

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Set-Based Approaches to MEP Systems Using Generative Design

The architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry is at an exciting crossroads. I want to describe how lean construction is going to be an integral part of a significant new trend. The use of building information modeling (BIM) is mature. Cloud computing is removing computing barriers in lots of different ways. And there's a slew of burgeoning technology on the horizon that is exciting and innovative. Several principles of lean construction will become very important in the near future and lean practitioners have an exciting opportunity to add value to new AEC processes.

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Using Dynamo & Project Fractal for Building Configuration

Generative design is real. Here's where I saw it being used and why I think it's exciting.

I recently had the distinct pleasure of seeing fantastic generative design work by MT Højgaard (MTH). MTH is one of the largest general contractors in Denmark and has an amazing building information modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) program. MTH demonstrated how generative design is being used on a project very important to them – the self-built construction of a parking garage for the new main headquarters.

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