Algorithms-Aided Design in BIM Software

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Vectorworks, Inc.
Presented by Sarah Barrett, Senior Architect Product Specialist

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the multiple benefits of using algorithmic modeling within a design and BIM software.
  2. Describe how algorithmic modeling can be used to create multiple iterations and increase time efficiency within the design process.
  3. Demonstrate how algorithmic modeling can be used to analyze data and optimize designs.
  4. Discover how designers are currently using algorithms-aided design in their work.

Credits:

AIA
1 AIA LU/Elective
IACET
0.1 IACET CEU*
AIBD
1 AIBD P-CE
AAA
AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
AANB
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
AAPEI
AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour
MAA
MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
NLAA
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
NSAA
This course can be self-reported to the NSAA
NWTAA
NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour
OAA
OAA 1 Learning Hour
SAA
Approval Pending
 
This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.
This course is approved as a Structured Course
This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines
Approved for structured learning
Approved for Core Learning
This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.
Course may qualify for Learning Hours with NWTAA
Course eligible for OAA Learning Hours
This course is approved as a core course
This course can be self-reported for Learning Units to the Architectural Institute of British Columbia

Algorithms-aided design tools are quickly becoming a standard of the AEC industry. They can bring endless opportunities for customization and automation within your design software and allow you more experimentation and optimization within your designs. Algorithms-aided design can be intimidating to a new user, but the most important thing you need to get started is a problem you want to solve. We will go over some basics of algorithmic modeling, give some examples of scripts that you can build in BIM software, and look at several real-world algorithmic modeling success stories.

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Sarah

Sarah Barrett brings more than a decade of experience as an architect and graphic designer, as well as professional expertise in the field of parametric modeling, in her role as an Architect Product Specialist at Vectorworks, Inc. In addition to serving as an architectural expert and BIM specialist for the company, Sarah helps create best practices for Marionette, the integrated algorithmic modeling tool in Vectorworks software. She also leads webinars and workshops on a variety of industry topics and develops materials to help customers improve their workflows and design processes. Sarah has an M.Arch. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in architectural studies from Brown University.

 

Vectorworks, Inc. Vectorworks, Inc. is an award-winning design and BIM software provider serving the architecture, landscape architecture and entertainment industries in 85 countries. Creating intuitive software since 1985, we’ve become the preeminent software built to manage the entire design process. Globally more than 685,000 users are creating, connecting and influencing the next generation of design with Vectorworks on Mac and Windows. Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with offices in Newbury and London, England and Vancouver, Canada, Vectorworks is a part of the Nemetschek Group. Learn how we empower designers to create experiences that transform the world at vectorworks.net or follow @Vectorworks.

 

Originally published in November 2021

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