"Divide & Conquer Adaptive Components" by Tim Waldock
on 25th May 2012 at RTC Australasia - Wollongong, near Sydney
on 30th June 2012 at RTC USA - Stone Mountain, Atlanta, Georgia
This presentation will look in detail at the new Revit v2013 features “Divide Path” & “Repeat”, particularly as they are used in adaptive components. It will build on my RTC 2011 presentation "Designing in Revit Using Parametric Formulas" – which looked at repetitive patterns in design. It will show how the new techniques can be used to achieve similar results in a different, but more flexible fashion.
This presentation will also look at the use of adaptive components within projects, again using the new techniques, to generate curved shapes, and also at repetition on or within those shapes, thus creating organic architectural models
We will look at the process of creating adaptive component families:
- New “Divide Path” & “Repeat” features of Revit 2013 will be explained and demonstrated in great detail – including some limitations. Practical examples of their use will also be demonstrated.
- There will be a focus on creating curvilinear geometry and organic shaped Revit models, but in a systematic way that would aim to make the buildings more constructable.
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- Some of the adaptive components will use complex rule-based parametric formulas to drive iterative design.
- Will involve some trigonometry and other mathematical formulas, including error checking.
- APIs will not be used.