STF#8 - 2023: Workshops
WU05Integrating Rhino and Revit for Design, Fabrication, and Documentation
Delivered by Grimshaw and Rhino.Inside®.Revit Developers, McNeel
In this workshop we will cover several methods of organizing accessible Rhino objects using best practise methods, see the key importance of Grasshopper and how this allows a seamless transition between Rhino & Revit. Examples within the workshop will include both specific and more general concepts, all to assist in advancing your digital design workflows all using the very latest technologies.
From the final stages of Technical Design to then Manufacturing & and on-site Construction much needs to happen. On many occasions the transfer of digital assets from the designer to the fabricator cover intent only, so rarely ideal for the stages to come.
Fabrication requires the development of an accurate model, one that provides full coordination details for both assembly and install. Exploring these areas is key focus of this workshop, utilising and exploring workflows available within the very latest version of Rhino.Inside.Revit technology.
Rhino is ideal in terms of accuracy and flexibility, Revit provides a documentation engine that we can automate with via Grasshopper, work with these great tools in a seamless fashion utilising Rhino.Inside.Revit.
We will also demonstrate how installation and construction may look in the not-so-distant future.
- Rhino.Inside.Revit Overview/Introduction
- Application layout and parts
- Output to Revit (- Rhino Revit interoperability)
- Input from Revit (- Revit Rhino interoperability)
- Attach fabrication guidance parameters to geometries
- Shop drawings (- Revit + Rhino and placed on sheets)
- Key Plans and Installation Maps
- Demo: XR + Fabrication (Unity, Fologram, Vuforia + Android, HoloLens 2, Magic Leap)
- Setting up interoperability workflow
- Rhino to Revit and Revit to Rhino communication
- Setting up families and adaptive components and driving them from Grasshopper
- Setting up shop drawings key plans and installation maps
We expect attendees to leave with understanding and knowledge of Rhino.Inside interoperability (Rhino – Revit) workflows for fabrication.
Those wishing to book and attend this workshop should have the following skill set/knowledge:
- Rhino & Grasshopper Basics workflow
- Familiarity with Revit projects/use
- EleFront Fundamental Series
Each attendee should bring their own Windows laptop with the following software preloaded and working:
- Rhinoceros v7
Ivana Petrusevski a Computational Design Lead at Grimshaw Architects. With more than 15 years experience in computation for AEC she has been supporting large scale projects, setting strategies for digital technologies & teaching Rhino and Grasshopper both in academia and practice.
Paris Nikitidis is an XR developer at Grimshaw Architects. With a wealth of experience and a diverse skill set that encompasses software development, computational design, gameplay and interaction design but also his architectural studies, he specializes in developing bespoke applications and computational design tools for digital form-finding, topology and structural optimization, digital/robotic fabrication, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Japhy Walton is an Applications Specialist in the use of Rhino – Grasshopper – Rhino.Inside.Revit. Before Japhy joined the McNeel team he was a Computational Drafter who coordinated the output of 1000’s of unique panels on projects designed by the likes of Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Gehry, Calatrava, Alfonso & many others. He is passionate about bringing Digital Fabrication to reality and sharing the experiences and technologies used in these processes.