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Managing and Visualizing Your BIM Data

By : Ernesto Pellegrino, Manuel André Bottiglieri, Gavin Crump, Luisa Cypriano Pieper, Dounia Touil
Book Image

Managing and Visualizing Your BIM Data

By: Ernesto Pellegrino, Manuel André Bottiglieri, Gavin Crump, Luisa Cypriano Pieper, Dounia Touil

Overview of this book

Business intelligence software has rapidly spread its roots in the AEC industry during the last few years. This has happened due to the presence of rich digital data in BIM models whose datasets can be gathered, organized, and visualized through software such as Autodesk Dynamo BIM and Power BI. Managing and Visualizing Your BIM Data helps you understand and implement computer science fundamentals to better absorb the process of creating Dynamo scripts and visualizing the collected data on powerful dashboards. This book provides a hands-on approach and associated methodologies that will have you productive and up and running in no time. After understanding the theoretical aspects of computer science and related topics, you will focus on Autodesk Dynamo to develop scripts to manage data. Later, the book demonstrates four case studies from AEC experts across the world. In this section, you’ll learn how to get started with Autodesk Dynamo to gather data from a Revit model and create a simple C# plugin for Revit to stream data on Power BI directly. As you progress, you’ll explore how to create dynamic Power BI dashboards using Revit floor plans and make a Power BI dashboard to track model issues. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to develop a script to gather a model’s data and visualize datasets in Power BI easily.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Overview of Digitalization and BIM Data
Section 2: Examples and Case Studies from Experts around the World
Section 3: Deep Dive into Autodesk Dynamo

Technical requirements

There is no need to download a full script, as I want you to develop it alongside this chapter. To follow along with the instructions in this chapter, you need to have Autodesk Revit and Dynamo installed. Any version of Revit will work as long as it is later than 2019. With Dynamo, you should be good to go with any version after 2.4. To make sure you have the correct software version, open up Dynamo, click on the question mark symbol from the top menu, and select About. The version number can be found right next to Dynamo Revit.

In case you missed it, in Chapter 5, Getting Started with Autodesk Dynamo and Data Gathering, Luisa told us how to download any Dynamo version. No worries; there is no need to go back. The link for that is here:

OK. Now we're ready to start the chapter. Enjoy your reading!