Thursday, November 12, 2015

SFDUG Nov 2015 Meeting Recording: Dynamo for Architectural & Structural Projects

Håvard Vasshaug entertained us this month with an inspiring portfolio of architectural and structural projects. Check out the full recording below:



Next month we will not have a meeting, instead we are going to have a meet-up at AU. Join us at the AUGI Annual Reception on Wednesday, December 2nd. Meeting location will be tweeted.  

We are planning our January 13th event to be a recap of what we learned about Dynamo at AU. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

SFDUG November 2015 Meeting: Dynamo for Architectural & Structural Projects

On Wednesday, November 11th at Noon, SFDUG welcomes Håvard Vasshaug as our featured virtual speaker. Håvard will present a chronological recap of his projects using Dynamo, starting with the first Random node and finishing with his recent works on reinforcement of complex geometries in subterranean hydroelectric concrete structures and a double curved facade in Paris.

Håvard serves as Design Technologist for Snøhetta in Oslo, Norway. He regularly speaks about technical workflows, digital innovation and human development at multiple international conferences and seminars, and receives wide acclaim for his talks and classes. He writes about BIM and visual scripting solutions on his website. Håvard uses Dynamo to solve modeling and data related design problems on several architectural and structural projects over the past two years.

Attending in person? Registration required to gain access to the HOK office. Click here for Eventbrite registration.

Attending via Webex? Click here for webex and register prior to the meeting.

Monday, October 19, 2015

SFDUG Oct 2015 Meeting Recording: Getting Navis Dynaworking!

Colin McCrone and Adam Sheather delivered a superb presentation on using Dynamo to manage Navisworks data.  Check out the full recording below:



This presentation is an overview of DynaWorks, a custom Dynamo package for Navisworks developed by Adam Sheather. The first part of the session will cover opening/closing files, appending, automated tests and publishing. The second part will cover how to retrieve data from Navisworks clash data and utilize that back in Revit in a number of ways, including placing families and updating clashing objects with clash data.

Speakers:

Colin McCrone serves as technical evangelist for the Dynamo product development team. He has emerged as a foremost lecturer and instructor for Autodesk.  As a computational designer and design software evangelist, he teaches and gathers requirements for digital design tools, manages customer interactions, and technical consulting services.

Adam Sheather serves as BIM Manager for YTL Corporation Bhd in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,  providing roadmaps, ICT rollout and project management, support and development across the company’s subsidiary business Group. He has played instrumental role in reusable lifecycle data planning for Project Planning & Execution, Co-ordination & 4D planning, onsite technologies and FM deliverables using BIM Project datasets.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

SFDUG No. 3: Getting Navis Dynaworking!

San Francisco Dynamo User Group - October 2015 SFDUG Announced!
Registration via Eventbrite required if attending in person
Getting Navis DynaWorking!   Introduction for Dynamo Use with NavisWorks

Speakers:
Colin McCrone – Learning Module
Adam Sheather – Featured Speaker

Date: Wednesday October 14th, 2015
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm
Place: HOK San Francisco, 1 Bush Street #200

This presentation is an overview of DynaWorks, a custom Dynamo package for Navisworks developed by Adam Sheather. The first part of the session will cover opening/closing files, appending, automated tests and publishing. The second part will cover how to retrieve data from Navisworks clash data and utilize that back in Revit in a number of ways, including placing families and updating clashing objects with clash data.
Colin McCrone serves as technical evangelist for the Dynamo product development team. He has emerged as a foremost lecturer and instructor for Autodesk.  As a computational designer and design software evangelist, he teaches and gathers requirements for digital design tools, manages customer interactions, and technical consulting services.
Adam Sheather serves as BIM Manager for YTL Corporation Bhd in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,  providing roadmaps, ICT rollout and project management, support and development across the company’s subsidiary business Group. He has played instrumental role in reusable lifecycle data planning for Project Planning & Execution, Co-ordination & 4D planning, onsite technologies and FM deliverables using BIM Project datasets.
Food and Beverages will be provided, courtesy of Ideate Inc.
This event is free. Register only to attend in person via Eventbrite to get security clearance into the building:


Can’t attend?  Register for the live webcast, information below:

WEBINAR REGISTRATION:

Topic: SFDUG: Getting Navis DynaWorking! Introduction for Dynamo Use with NavisWorks
Host: HOK San Francisco
Date: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Session Number: Not Available
Registration password: This session does not require a registration password.

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Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link 
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sfdug.coordinator@gmail.comThe session will be recorded and posted to the SFDUG YouTube Channel.
Subscribe here:

Monday, October 5, 2015

September SFDUG Meeting Posted On-Line

Optimo is an open-source, multi-objective optimization package developed to parametrically interact with Autodesk Revit for BIM-based optimization. In this session, we will talk about multi-objective optimization as a concept, and will show how to setup Optimo in Dynamo to help achieve a design goal. Check out our September 2015 meeting recording below.



Speakers:
Glenn Katz,  Lecturer Dept of Civil Engineering, Stanford University
Mohammad Asl, Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Team & PhD Candidate at Texas A&M

Monday, August 31, 2015

SFDUG: Go beyond parametrics using optimization workflows with Dynamo


September Meeting Announced!

Optimo is an open-source, multi-objective optimization package developed to parametrically interact with Autodesk Revit for BIM-based optimization. It employs the Nondominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm-II (NSGA-II) (Deb et al., 2002). In this session, we will talk about multi-objective optimization as a concept, and will show how to setup Optimo in Dynamo to help achieve a design goal.



Speakers:
Glenn Katz,  Lecturer Dept of Civil Engineering, Stanford University
Mohammad Asl, Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Team & PhD Candidate at Texas A&M

Date: September 23rd, 2015
Hour: 6:00-8:00pm PST
Place: HOK San Francisco. 1 Bush Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

RSVP required.  We need to forward your information to lobby security in order to grant you access to the building.  To Register and RSVP, click here:

Eventbrite Registration & RSVP

Can't attend in person?  Register for the live broadcast here:
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Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session. 

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link 
https://hok.webex.com/hok/k2/j.php?MTID=tae18a194893753b772eb2795bb01a815 

http://www.webex.com 
We've got to start meeting like this(TM) 

Roster of Volunteers

The SFDUG is pleased to announce its newly formed roster of volunteers.  The group is an independent non-affiliated user-based organization and we are working to put together these set of monthly meetings out of our shared passion for Dynamo tools.

This year roster of volunteers are:

Glenn Katz - Stanford
So Young Kim - SOM
Cesar Escalante - HOK (Coordinator)
Colin McCrone - Autodesk
Brok Howard - dRofus Inc.
Courtney Howard - CannonDesign

Interested in volunteering? We need you!
Send an email to sfdug.coordinator@gmail.com

Sunday, August 16, 2015

SFDUG Kickoff Meeting No.1 - Aug 12, 2015

The kick-off meeting for the San Francisco Dynamo User Group took place last Wednesday August 12th, at HOK.  We did not expect to have such a large attendance, and we are thrilled to keep the series going to further enrich our understanding of visual programming.
We had two speakers:  Colin McCrone, Dynamo Evangelist from Autodesk, discussed the topic "Survey of Notable Dynamo Packages", and Cesar Escalante, from HOK, presented the topic "Weaving Facade", explaining in detail a Dynamo script used to design the facade for a parking structure.

Couldn't attend?  Watch the full recording in the group YouTube channel here:


Stay tuned for the next meeting on September 9th.  Details will be published here shortly.

The SFDUG is looking to fill our schedule of speakers and in need of volunteers.  Contact Cesar Escalante at sfdug.coordinator@gmail.com if you want to be part of this exciting initiative.