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Unit Overview

Description
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.
Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Not available in 2022OnlineOnline timetabled
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 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.
Assessment
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.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Nicholas Kletnieks
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
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.
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
BLDG5000 BIM Authors
Contact hours
3 hours per week.
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