Monday, January 24, 2022

BIM as a Design Tool for Architects, Is it Fantasy or Salvation?

The 2nd Digital Revolution, BIM


The first use of the word ‘digital’ in the building industry was with the introduction of CAD.
The introduction of CAD brought about great change not only for architectural design, but also overall construction industry which includes aproval and construction. And in an extremely short time.
What is noteworthy in this process is that architects has become the protagonist, more than anyone like the permit holder, the ordering party, or the contractors
Architects have already taken the lead in introducing ‘digital’ into architecture, and the aforementioned related fields, and even urged to introduce for them. With the introduction of CAD, architects have already experienced salvation by themselves.
More than a decade have passed since the BIM discussion began in Korea, most of architects regard it as fantasy rather than salvation. And the reason as follow.

This is my contribution for the magazine 'Architects' Jan.2022 which was published by KIRA (Korea Institute of Resistered Architects)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Geometrical Construction in Dynamo

    Recently I've been asked about how to make a Tetra-Pod with Dynamo. After I created one, I felt it's a quite simple but good example of using geometrical construction in Dynamo, so I'm posting about it.


    Basically, the geometry of a Tetra-Pod is from a regular tetrahedron as it's name. So if a regular tetrahedron could be created, making a Tetra-Pod wouldn't be very difficult.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Unfolding Curtain Walls for Documents

    One of the advantages of using Revit is in making documents. Revit makes it easy for me to create plans, elevations, legends or schedules. But some of elements in Revit models are quite tricky to make it's documents.

    Curtain Wall is one of them. It's harder especially when it has curved location line. In Autocad environments, I've naturally drawn a planar for it's documents, but in Revit, I had to use 3d views, assembly or other ways to explain it through documents.

    I know there are several Dynamo solutions for unfolding. But I couldn't find a great one for creating construction documents from any of them. So, I created my own dyn for the job.


1. Approach

    From a selected Curtain Wall , you can get Panels or Mullions. 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

How to Speedup Your Dynamo

    When ever I create a Dynamo graph, what I do at the end is reviewing the graph (or python code) and ask myself whether it is the fastest flow. (Yes, I'm a Korean. Click if you want to learn a Korean word pali-pali)


There would be a lot of situations though, there are some representative ways to speedup Dynamo.


1. Use Numbers rather than Geometries as possible.

figure#1. Geometry.Translate

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

What is Vector.AlmostEqualTo and Vector.IsParallel?

 Vector is one of the most important factors when you manipulate geometries with Dynamo.


If so, Here is a question.

What will these two return???

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

What Makes Your Revit Slow?

 I know this is a rusty issue in Revit community. And There were several opinions about it.

But most of them are about view browsing speed or file size. So they were not very useful to speed up my Revit projects.


Here is my opinion from my experience that really help you to minimize delay in Revit projects


1. Disable Structure Analysis.

Revit calculates structure analysis internally. If your Project is not for Structure calculation, just remove the function from the project. You need two steps to do it.

   1st.  Uncheck all of the structure analysis options.

Uncheck all of them

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Why Can't I Use Curved Insulation in Revit yet?

 If you are one of my old subscribers, you may remember one of my old posts which is about Curved Insulation in Revit.  It's 8 years ago and Revit still doesn't provide curved insulation... Really? It's 2021, Musk is going to Mars!!


My last insulation family was not bad but not good enough either. This time, I created a Dynamo graph for the same job.  And it's more convenient and better than basic insulation tool in some ways.

Is this what you imagine? See below if yes.