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September 24

Thornton Tomasetti Offices
51 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10010

*Must be registered for September 24 workshops to attend


Dynamo: Computational BIM Fundamentals


This session will introduce participants to Dynamo, a visual programming language for computation and design. Participants will learn how they can use simple visual programs to automate their documentation and modeling process, how to generate complex parametric forms, and how to leverage data in their Revit project to create truly intelligent building models.

This workshop is intended for audiences with zero to moderate experience with Dynamo as a tool for computational design in the context of Revit.  Examples used are intended to introduce the fundamentals of the Dynamo platform, introduce students to a survey of useful nodes from several libraries, and evoke ideas with some common use cases. Learn about computational geometry, data structures, and how to interoperate between Rhino, Revit and Excel.

Taught by Matt Jezyk, Autodesk.


September 26 Hackathon

Grohe Live! NYC
160 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010

*Must be registered for hackathon to attend

Our morning will include 45 minute – 1 hour workshops from our sponsors: Flux.io, Autodesk, and IrisVR. Our other skills workshops will be ad-hoc: hackathon leaders will announce what they can teach on a board, and attendees can vote for the topics which interest them. After our sponsored workshops, our voter-based workshop sessions will begin.

Solving Common Data Exchange Issues With Flux


Flux is developing a new, cloud-based system for exchanging design data between collaborators and across tools. This system offers a new mechanism for data exchange by allowing designers to share model data directly between design tools, freeing them to spend more time designing and less time sending files around. This enables easier integrations, shorter iteration time, and faster turnaround on client requests. In this workshop, we’ll dive into the system and explore how it works with a variety of datasets and discuss potential use cases.


Adding 3D Functionality to Your Web Applications


The Web world has changed. Now that all the most popular web browsers support WebGL, 3D on the web is a reality.

We, at Autodesk, love 3D and if you love 3D too, come to see us and learn how to use the Autodesk View & Data API. We will help enhance your web and mobile applications with rich 3D content and make you ready to hit the ground running at AEC Hackathon.

Quick Start Guide of how to implement your own 3D model on the Web using Server and Client side API’s covering:

SERVER-SIDE REST API                                                                 CLIENT-SIDE JAVASCRIPT API
Upload                                                                                                Viewing – THREE.js
Translation                                                                                          Embed in Webpage
Storage                                                                                               Various JavaScript APIs

Come join us, and take your web application to a 3D level.


Using Virtual Reality for Spatial Visualization and Iterative Design


Shane Scranton from IrisVR will present the rapidly growing virtual reality market and its relevance in the AECO industry. This workshop will introduce the underlying technologies that drives consumer-grade virtual reality, as well as some of the unforeseen challenges encountered while working in a new medium for AEC. We will discuss how VR is used today at firms, and how future innovations will influence wider adoption of VR in the design industry. There will be a selection of VR demos on exhibit for attendees to explore as well.