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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


In this chapter, we covered quite a lot of things. We learned what data visualization is and that visuals are way more effective than simple text. After all, seeing is believing! Then we discovered some of the most common chart types and analyzed some of them. Besides that, we understood why analyzing BIM data is so important, and we learned that businesses worldwide have increased their incomes and reduced their costs by doing so. Finding patterns and getting insights from data is like having superpowers! Then, we learned how to create some of the "out-of-the-box" charts in Power BI, customize them, and have an overview of the fantastic and fun Dogecoin currency.

At this point, I want to introduce you to the subjects of the following four chapters. From Chapter 4, Building a Data Bridge between BIM Models and Web-based Dashboards to Chapter 7, Creating a Revit - Model Check Dashboard using Dynamo and Power BI, we are going to learn a lot of new things. These...