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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)
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Section 1: Overview of Digitalization and BIM Data
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Section 2: Examples and Case Studies from Experts around the World
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Section 3: Deep Dive into Autodesk Dynamo

Technical requirements

To follow along, these programs will be required:

  • Autodesk Revit v.2020.2.5, Dynamo v.2.3.1, and the Dynamo packages listed in the following screenshot:

Figure 7.1 – Dynamo packages – technical requirements

  • Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Power BI Desktop
  • Synoptic Panel by OKVIZ: https://okviz.com/synoptic-panel/
  • Synoptic Designer: https://synoptic.design
  • A Revit sample file or a project file of your choosing

All the Dynamo scripts shown in this chapter can be found here: https://github.com/PacktPublishing/Managing-and-Visualizing-Your-BIM-Data/tree/main/Chapter07.

Important Note

Since Dynamo and Packages are frequently updated, changes compared with the screenshots and diagrams presented in this chapter can be expected. Any program version outside of what is listed in the Technical requirements section would need to be tested by the reader.