UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

BLDG5050 BIM Dynamo

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face2018
Content This unit is to be taken by students who have substantial experience with BIM software and need a more advanced option unit to replace the BIM Authors unit. The software Dynamo provides BIM with a generative tool set using a visual scripting interface. Students develop skills in order to automate complex building components using various logic and mathematic methods. Dynamo extends building information modelling with the data and logic environment of a graphical algorithm editor.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) understand the interaction between spatial relationships and visual programming in developing building components with repetition and difference; (2) competently navigate BIM Dynamo software interface; (3) demonstrate proficiency using algorithmic design methods in the visual programming language; and (4) discern limitations and opportunities in a data and logic environment with a graphical algorithm editor..
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) digitally-based drawing set of small building and (2) digitally-based drawing set of complex building. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Rene Van Meeuwen
Unit rules
Prerequisites: Completion of ARCT5518 BIM Workflows or as approved by the Course Coordinator in the Building Information Modelling.
Incompatibility: BLDG5000 BIM Authors
Contact hours 1 hour lecture, 2 hour seminar per week

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