BLDG5050 BIM Dynamo

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Online-TT
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Online-TT
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is to be taken by students who have substantial experience with BIM software and need a more advanced option unit to replace BLDG5000 BIM Authors. 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 mathematical methods. Dynamo extends building information modelling with the data and logic environment of a graphical algorithm editor.
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 the 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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) digitally-based drawing set of small buildings and (2) digitally-based drawing set of complex buildings. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Rene Van Meeuwen
Unit rules
Students must be enrolled in 25540 Master of Building Information Modelling (coursework) or 25560 Master of Building Information Modelling (Online) (coursework) or Master of Architecture or as approved by the course coordinator.
BLDG5000 BIM Authors
Contact hours
3 hours per week.
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