Story by Karam Baki, an Autodesk Expert Elite and an Autodesk Student Ambassador specialized in Revit.
The students who are directly involved in the case study project are: Ashraf Aldanadneh, Yousuf Karajah, Ahmad Abu Warda
- Saeed Al-Hamza, an Autodesk Expert Elite and an Autodesk Student Ambassador, specialized in Fusion 360
- Thomas Spiegelhalter, a professor at University of Florida, for his and his students' help in testing the workflow and providing continues feedback.
External Dynamo Nodes Needed From:
- Springs Package
- Clockwork Package
The Workflow Summary
Using Dynamo to read the exported SAT file from Fusion,
Then import it into a nested Family within a Conceptual Massing Family,
Finally Placing an instance of it
You can now tab into the surfaces and divide them,
Whenever a change happens in Fusion 360, just re-export another SAT,
Run Dynamo again, and It will replace the geometry inside the nested Family with the new one, while trying the to keep any divided surfaces or adaptive components placed on it.
The Goals of the workflow are:
- Ability to freely model organic forms, by using Fusion 360 T-Splines.
- Understanding What works best with Revit panelling and surface UV Dividing.
- Achieving a Synchronizable Connection between Fusion 360 and Revit.
Considering the Following Rules:
- Using Utilities and the Convert tool in Fusion to control what edges to keep and what others to delete, this controls the dividable surfaces in Revit
- Trying to have two adjacent surfaces at most, for the belt measurement configuration to work in Revit as expected.
After understanding the above rules, the guys could design a breath-taking stadium without big effort.
How to achieve similar results :
- Install Synthesize Toolkit, use Dynamo Player to Navigate to the Extra Folder
- Use the script the script "Fusion 360 SAT Sync", that allows the Sync between Fusion and Revit