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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 7: Creating a Revit Model-Check Dashboard Using Dynamo and Power BI

This chapter is written by Dounia Touil

Sadly, this is the last chapter of the experts' section. But with this chapter, written by Dounia, we will ride off into the sunset! Dounia is an architect working at NSW Arkitektur. She leverages BIM and design technology to provide professionals with methods and practices to improve project outcomes. Dounia will teach us a tremendous workflow on creating a Revit model check dashboard. And to do that, she uses, of course, our friend Dynamo and our best friend Power BI! Enjoy the reading!

An important part of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process is the evaluation and auditing of 3D models to avoid production performance issues through design and construction. This has traditionally been a tedious task of running through model elements that warrant special attention for the BIM, the VDC, or the model manager.

Implementing an automated workflow...