Tuesday, April 1, 2014

New CASE Building Suite has landed! #CASEbs

After many late nights of hardcore research, development, ping pong, CoD, and energy drinks, we have finally released our own set of tools for the building industry!  We are set to transform how architects and engineers design, analyze, and collaborate with our new Building Suite!!!

...Visit our site to learn more about CASE Building Suite!...

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Rhino Meets Dynamo

I've had some fun with the Rhino file format in recent days.  You may remember some of the work done with the Import OpenNURBS CASE App.  To further this idea, I wanted to create a more fluid workflow with 3DM files and the world of Revit.  To achieve this, it only made sense to delve into the world of Dynamo customization and build new nodes for reading and writing the Rhino file format.

With Dynamo we can read Rhino-based information into the Revit environment... AND write Rhino files directly out of Dynamo.

These are still WIP nodes internal to CASE.  To get a sense of other stuff we have been doing with Dynamo, check out some of my workshop posts.


Sunday, March 2, 2014

TEX-FAB 5 - Dynamo Workshop Results

Michael McCune and I ran a sold out show at TEX-FAB 5...

The 1.5 day workshop exposed students and professionals to a wide variety of Dynamo techniques anchored within real-word design objectives and scenarios.  The workshop introduced techniques for utilizing Dynamo for conceptual design and project development.  We also explored opportunities for interoperability with Excel and customization with Python scripting.

Design workflows with conceptual design and project development
Participants getting a Python primer.
Interoperability with Excel

Monday, February 17, 2014

TEX-FAB 5 - This Week!

On Friday, I will be traveling to Austin, Texas for TEX-FAB 5!

Michael McCune will be joining me to deliver a 1.5 day Dynamo workshop.  If you are in the area, check out the event.  Look for the two guys in the CASE t-shirts.  :)

TEX-FAB always puts on a good show with great speakers and workshops.  Don't miss it!

Monday, January 27, 2014

January closes out with more LunchBoxes and Slingshots!

Cool stuff continues to develop for my plug-ins LunchBox and Slingshot!...  Be sure you are checking the GitHub site and the Dynamo package manager to test out the latest builds and nodes.

Slingshot! (for Grasshopper)
Data grid view for Slingshot! query components in Grasshopper.
Updates continue to trickle into the Slingshot! source code on GitHub.  Users might be interested in this nifty data grid viewer for query returns which provides a selectable data.  There is also some stuff under the hood which should speed up your command and query operations.

LunchBox (for Dynamo)
LunchBox Element Collector components for Dynamo
Don't be shy about pulling in your Revit elements into Dynamo.  LunchBox now provides a growing set of element collectors which let you reference lists and lists of Revit elements that might be existing in your model.  Need to pull in all the control points from your adaptive components?  Do you need to get data about Revit room elements?  It's a snap with LunchBox for Dynamo... get it in the package manager!