Keeping up with the latest digital trends and workflows can be a challenge for many firms. Presently numerous skills gaps exist for concepts that can help transform a business to take advantage of data, automation, artificial intelligence, and analysis. We are offering a new set of virtual training and workshop opportunities for building design and construction professionals.

Our training process begins with a discussion of your current areas of interest and how you are planning to position these skills in your business. We then currate lesson plans, examples, and workflows that will align with your team’s goals.

Rhino-to-Revit Workflows

Establishing streamlined geometry and information exchange between Rhino and Revit can save time, remove rework, and support iteration during design.

This hands-on virtual workshop introduces participants to the workflows available in the Conveyor software package developed by Proving Ground. Users will be guided through example workflows and best practices for preparing Rhino geometry, translation methods, and model management.

Learn how to:

  • Organize your Rhino and Revit models.
  • Use geometry types in the Conveyor plugin.
  • Classify your Rhino geometry for Revit translation.
  • Update your Rhino geometry in Revit.

Required Software

Prerequisites

  • Experience using Rhino for design modeling.
  • Experience using Revit for design development.

 

Leveraging Rhino Data

Rhino’s free-form modeling capabilities can be further extended with the integration of data.

This hands-on virtual workshop introduces participants to workflows available in the Semantic software package developed by Proving Ground. Participants will be guided through examples for embedding data into their Rhino models, creating live reports, and creating 3D Power BI dashboards.

Learn how to:

  • Create and assign custom properties to your Rhino geometry.
  • Create live tabular reports of Rhino objects and properties.
  • Export your data for use in other applications.
  • Visualize your Rhino model and data within Power BI

Required Software

Prerequisites

  • Experience using Rhino for design modeling.
  • Basic familiarity with Power BI.

Revit Data Analysis

Building Information Modeling provides the potential for rich, structured sources of data for buildings.

This hands-on virtual workshop introduces methods and tools for harvesting data from Revit and composing analytical dashboards with building information. Participants will learn how to export Revit data to a relational database, connect to Revit data, and build a Power BI dashboard with the Revit data.

Learn how to:

  • Export your Revit model to a database file format.
  • Use SQL basics to review your exported data.
  • Connect the Revit database to Power BI.
  • Create 2D diagrammatic visuals with Power BI.

Required Software

  • Tracer
  • Revit 2019 or greater
  • Power BI
  • Excel

Prerequisites

  • Experience using Revit for Building Information Modeling
  • Basic familiarity with Power BI.

Machine Learning with Grasshopper

Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence that allows an algorithm to improve its effectiveness by learning from available data.

This hands-on virtual workshop introduces methods and techniques for integrating machine learning with the Grasshopper computational design workflow. Participants will learn how to employ various machine learning algorithms to support design processes.

Learn how to:

  • Implement machine learning algorithms within Grasshopper.
  • Train a machine learning algorithm with model data.
  • Predict data classifications and values using Neural Networks.
  • Re-use your trained algorithms.

Required Software

Prerequisites

  • Experience using Rhino and Grasshopper for computational design