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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 learned how to set up Visual Studio and customize its environment to program our plugin. We understood how to configure the Revit API and how to start the plugin solution. Then we moved on to Power BI to finalize the streaming data connection from Revit, and next, how to visualize, publish, and share the report.

This chapter has set the flow to understand all the great plugins you will build on top of Revit. Software implementation is one of the gems in our field, helping us to set up workflows to save time and increase efficiency.

This chapter concludes our trip through the core of plugin development, helping us better understand how this application works.

Back to Ernesto

This chapter has been tremendous. Manuel, from what I recall, always leaned toward computer science applications and development. He is now a full-stack developer, and one of the most brilliant ones. I learned a lot here about plugin development, what the process is, and...