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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 4: Building a Data Bridge between BIM Models and Web-Based Dashboards

This chapter is written by Manuel André Bottiglieri

Manuel André Bottiglieri, as mentioned previously, works as a BIM full-stack developer at Lombardini22. In 2011, I met him at the Architecture University in Rome. Since then, we have studied and worked together on a variety of projects. Among those, I remember that we developed a workflow using Microsoft Azure services to update the Revit model's data from the web, just by overwriting values from an Access database. That, almost 10 years ago, was crazy to me back in 2012. Today Manuel works mainly in the development of web applications to manage assets and clients' data. Now, Manuel will teach us about a fantastic workflow on streaming real-time data from the Revit model to Power BI. Enjoy reading. Speak to you later!

This chapter will dig into the Revit environment, showing how to mix project data with users' info, taking...