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Can we use BIM to help us design? Information is not only a construction or post construction benefit. The use of information at the early design stages and throughout design can help us to design by checking and testing our design assumptions and options

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  1. 1. InforMeDesignCeilidh HigginsInterior Designer | BIM Specialist | Blogger |GreenStar Professional | Looking for opportunities
  2. 2. BIM =buildinginformationmodel
  3. 3. information?
  4. 4. parametrics?
  5. 5. clash detection?
  6. 6. product data?
  7. 7. cost data?
  8. 8. facilities data?
  9. 9. what else?
  10. 10. designstageinformation?
  11. 11. tools
  12. 12. Revit – schedules, graphic filters, roomcolour schemes, annotationsMicrosoft Excel for spreadsheets –intermediate level of useRTV Shared Parameter Manager to manageproject parameters – just $135 USDIdeate BIMLink for bi-directional link betweenexcel and revit - $850 approx
  13. 13. the brief
  14. 14. data comparisonsactual area as modelledproposed area –thisis not a physicalcomponent of themodel, but aparameter of theroom, could beimported viaBIMlinkcalculation of differencebetween briefed and actual
  15. 15. visual highlightsame scheduleThe rooms wherethe areadifference isgreater than 3mare highlightedusing conditionalformatting
  16. 16. excel file room data sheet revit model room databi directional linkmore complex data
  17. 17. revit model objectsrevit model datacomparecompare data to actual
  18. 18. proposed numberof double poweroutlets (data only)actualcount ofdoublepoweroutlets inthe modelcalculation ofdifference betweenproposed and actualhighlight differences
  19. 19. space planning
  20. 20. equipment planning
  21. 21. equipment familiesIt’s the data ratherthan the geometry ofthe family that’simportant
  22. 22. incorporate client suppliedbriefing data in the model toassist design processexcel spreadsheet
  23. 23. type catalogueeach cell is a parameter(exported via BIMlink)
  24. 24. keynotes and graphic filterscolour graphicfilters indicateroomequipment is tobe placed intoeach piece ofequipment isidentified bynumerickeynoteschedule ofdepartmentnamescombined withcolour blockslegend createdmanuallyline ofmagneticexclusion zonebuilt into familyusing yes/noparameter toswitch on
  25. 25. graphic filtersgraphic filters basedon text parameterFS - floor standing(red)BT – bench top(green)UB – underbench(red outline)equipment not yetplaced into room
  26. 26. Yes/noparameters forexisting fumecupboards,sinks and eachgas assignedto roomsroom colour scheme
  27. 27. graphic filter illustratesequipment requiringreticulatedcompressed airparameters used to define roomoccupant and if room hascompressed airgraphic filters & room colours
  28. 28. graphic filters for roomsnocolourschemeforroomsfilters basedon 2parametersbut nocolour isapplied
  29. 29. a neat trickapply occupant colour scheme
  30. 30. codes andstandards
  31. 31. visual checkillustration of AS1428 clearancezonesvarious types may be within orseparate to door family
  32. 32. dumb lines2d lines showclearances -accuracydependant uponview settings anduser checking
  33. 33. 3d objects3d objects built into family andlinked to door heightFilter to change colour &transparency of any objects withcirculation in family name
  34. 34. interference check3d objects allow forrunninginterference checkwalls and genericmodels
  35. 35. view non compliancesnon compliantdoors allidentified,reported andeasily found
  36. 36. greenbuildingdata
  37. 37. Calculate number of worksettingsWithin 8m of viewscalculations and graphic filters
  38. 38. Instance PropertiesYes/No ParameterIs manually selectedfor chairs within thecolour fill areaType PropertiesNumber Parameter1 for task chairs0.5 for meeting chairs
  39. 39. •schedule based on furniturecategory filtered by keynote•total count of chairs•total count of worksettings•count of worksettings within8m of glazingcalculations
  40. 40. colour fillfilter indicates Yes/Noinstance parameterequals Novisualchecking
  41. 41. analysis
  42. 42. storageunit familiesCalculate storagequantity for eachdepartment and numberof removalist cartons
  43. 43. simple geometrytype parameterstorage capacity calculatedbased upon height & lengthinstance parameterdepartment nameinformation based family
  44. 44. calculate totals schedulesort by departmentparametercalculate storage qtytotals
  45. 45. schedule and graphic filtertotalstorage perdepartmentgraphic filterillustrates storageand workstationsbelonging to eachdepartmentlegend created manually
  46. 46. where are yougoing?
  47. 47. planning seatingtrack allocation of seating•ensure every individualhas a seat•track individuals datasuch as extension numberand computer asset code•create plans showingseating layouts andlocations of teams
  48. 48. workstation occupancy dataoccupant data is attachedto workstation familycolour filter bydepartment setfor workstationfamily
  49. 49. individual occupancy dataoccupant data is attachedto a person family, colourfilter applied to a solidgeneric modelIndividuals without seatsyet allocated
  50. 50. combination modelAbility to schedule desknumberdata is attachedto person
  51. 51. it can be simple
  52. 52. use a room colour scheme‘smart’ legend instead ofdumb colour fills
  53. 53. use a schedule‘dumb’ graphiclegend, but‘smart’schedule
  54. 54. even in 2duse detail components and keynotes – aim toget rid of lines, colour fills and text objects
  55. 55. data as design
  56. 56. creating formula basedpatternscurtain wall with panel& film pattern basedon a random formula
  57. 57. only this sectionwill have graphicscurtain wall with gridssetup using array toolsetup a gridcreate shared parameters(integer type) for X & Y value
  58. 58. create a new panel familyremember a curtain panelfamily does not have a heightand width parameter!I created 2 materialparameters in the family too –one for the film circle, one forthe glazing
  59. 59. create a control parameter
  60. 60. enter a formulaif(Dia_Code_CEH = 1mm, 50 mm,if(Dia_Code_CEH = 2mm, 100 mm,if(Dia_Code_CEH = 3mm, 150 mm,if(Dia_Code_CEH = 4mm, 200 mm, 250 mm))))
  61. 61. load thefamily andchange thesmall panelschange the familymaterialsload the family
  62. 62. create the BIMLink
  63. 63. add a filter to the BIMLinkpreview of excelspreadsheetfilter out the largepanels (they are systempanels here)
  64. 64. export to excelopen in excel
  65. 65. setup a visual with formularandom formulabetween 1 and 5will populate thecells – there aremany other excelformula that canalso be usednew worksheetwith grid of cellswith same numberof columns androws as curtaingrid
  66. 66. the patternformula copied to all cells conditional formatting allowsyou to see the pattern
  67. 67. the outputnew worksheetoutputs the patternto a columnA1B1C1D1E1
  68. 68. paste as valuesinto theDia_Code_CEHcolumnpaste into BIMLink sheet
  69. 69. import the BIMLinkonly the curtainpanels sheet isvisible as this is thesheet linked viaBIMLink
  70. 70. BIMLink reportone of the greatfeatures of BIMlinknot quite sure whatis going on here?however the valuesassigned in revitabove are correct
  71. 71. the result
  72. 72. another patternGo back to excel, select all the cells in theworking sheet and press enter – the patternchanges. Don’t forget to update the BIMlinksheet with the new output values
  73. 73. start simple – notwith somethinglike this!start simple
  74. 74. imagine
  75. 75. Questions?check out my blog
  76. 76. Building Information Model from Autodesk websiteInformation by NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center - detection image from ArchitectusPiggy Bank by 401K - graphic – istock 000003879802Illustra (colours modified)Napkin sketch by Andrea Resmini - by zzpza - the Future for Libraries blank book by Shifted Librarian - by Thomas Hawk - notebook by Donkey Hotey- plant by Michael Sarver - by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center- by gppeck - by mikebaird - vs Data by JD Hancock - Opera house by TEDx Sydney - libraries by Daniel MoodieScreen shots generally by Ceilidh Higgins at GHDScreen shots for Data as Design by Ceilidh Higgins for this presentationimage credits