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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

Chapter 12: Having Fun with Power BI

Hi there, and welcome to Chapter 12! This is sadly the last chapter of the book. We will use it to explore even more features and workflows of this fantastic business intelligence tool – Microsoft Power BI. Forget about construction, buildings, and BIM data. We will use a fun dataset here to explore some new Power BI tools and a new way to stream data into it! We want to master how to manage data in Power BI. We don't care whether the data relates to our projects. This chapter will indeed use a dataset created by the readers of this book themselves. Yes! I made a form to collect users' data and create a streaming link directly into Power BI. Do not worry. I won't ask for personal information, such as your name, email, or address. I just want to create a "live" dataset designed and visualized by you, the readers. However, I will approve each reply to the form for security reasons to keep everything clean and professional...