Managing and Visualizing your BIM Data

By Ernesto Pellegrino , Manuel André Bottiglieri , Gavin Crump and 2 more
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About this book

Business intelligence software has rapidly spread its roots in the AEC industry during the last few years. This has happened due to the presence of rich digital data in BIM models whose datasets can be gathered, organized, and visualized through software such as Autodesk Dynamo BIM and Power BI.

Managing and Visualizing Your BIM Data helps you understand and implement computer science fundamentals to better absorb the process of creating Dynamo scripts and visualizing the collected data on powerful dashboards. This book provides a hands-on approach and associated methodologies that will have you productive and up and running in no time. After understanding theoretical aspects of computer science and related topics, you will focus on Autodesk Dynamo to develop scripts to manage data. Later, the book demonstrates four case studies from AEC experts across the world. In this section, you’ll learn how to get started with Autodesk Dynamo to gather data from a Revit model and create a simple C# plugin for Revit to stream data on Power BI directly. As you progress, you’ll explore how to create dynamic Power BI dashboards using Revit floor plans and make a Power BI dashboard to track model issues.

By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to develop a script to gather a model’s data and visualize datasets in Power BI easily.

Publication date:
November 2021

About the Authors

  • Ernesto Pellegrino

    Ernesto has background experience in computer science, startups, and web application development. He graduated in Architecture from Roma Tre University. During the last 5 years, companies like Microsoft and Autodesk recognized him by contributing to their R&D projects. Also, Ernesto has been a speaker in national events dedicated to design technologies several times. The connection between computer science and academic knowledge leads him to be Head of R&D in one of the most well-known Italian architecture and engineering firms, La SIA SpA. With BIM expertise and computer science skills, Ernesto works on several projects implementing top-notch digital processes and technologies.

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  • Manuel André Bottiglieri

    Graduated in Architecture, Manuel works as a BIM Developer and a System Integrator in the Research and Development team at Lombardini22. He deals with Information Modeling, custom APIs, Cloud services, and FullStack development to process, analyze and share data through digital models. Enthusiast about Coding, IoT, Big Data, Business Intelligence, and member of the BIM User Group Italy (BUG Italy).

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  • Gavin Crump

    Having worked in many architectural firms over the past 10 years as a BIM Manager, Gavin opened his BIM Consulting firm, BIM Guru at the start of 2020. Launching off the back of his YouTube efforts at the Aussie BIM Guru channel, his focus has shifted towards educating all levels of AEC professionals about software-based workflows, computational design, and how they can navigate the industry from a BIM perspective.

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  • Luisa Cypriano Pieper

    Italo-Brazilian architect with a passion for automation and process improvement, Luisa has worked in offices of various sectors in Brazil, Italy, and Belgium/Spain. She was previously a BIM manager and BIM consultant before recently becoming head of the BIM management team. In this position, her responsibilities are implementing innovations and managing workflows across the multinational company CES, always looking from a BIM perspective.

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  • Dounia Touil

    Dounia leverages BIM and Design Technology to provide professionals with methods and practices to improve project outcomes. With a background in Architecture, she has worked in France and Norway in all phases of building design and construction. Over the years, she has been a part of large and complex projects in the commercial, residential, office, and transportation sectors. Her current focus is on design automation, data visualization, and software interoperability.

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