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.

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

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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

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 if you want to be part of this exciting initiative.