2015 in review

Welcome to 2016 everyone – and thanks for making 2015 such a success. Since being launched back in February, ParametricMonkey has received over 6,400 visitors from 109 countries. Most visitors came from Australia with the United States and United Kingdom not far behind. Of the 16,700 views, the two most popular posts were Rhino to Revit workflow (Nov 2014) and Revit Best Practice Tips (June 2015). With now over 30 tutorials and plenty more to come, 2016 promises to be even bigger and better for Parametric Money.

RTC Australasia

Join me in May at the 12th annual RTC Australasia conference where I’ll be presenting a class, ‘Grasshopper to Dynamo: There and back again’. The class will demonstrate bi-directional workflows between Rhino and Revit to boost interoperability and create a fully integrated BIM model.

This is Architecture

BVN have a starring role in a new short film just released by the Australian Institute of Architects (AIA). Filmed in five locations across Australia, ‘This is Architecture’ explores the day-to-day life of architects – from a recent graduate to a principal in a large practice.

Fabricating Futures

Last week I had the pleasure to attend the Fabricating Futures: Robots. Research. Design exhibition at the University of Sydney. The exhibition was run in conjunction with the Sydney Design 2015 festival and showcased research-led projects in architecture, design and fabrication including digitally fabricated models, interactive prototypes and robotic innovations created by students, staff and researchers within the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning.

Sydney Computational Design Group

Join me on Wednesday 2 September at the Sydney Computational Design Group where I’ll be talking about semi-automated digital design tools for multi-residential design

Creative Commons & software

Learn about the Creative Commons licence and why it’s advisable not to use it on open-source software.

BVN Dynamo package

BVN announces its first custom nodes, contributing to the open source Dynamo community.

Revit’s slow development

How the Dynamo community is making-up for the shortcomings of Autodesk’s Revit development work.

Autodesk University 2014

The lowdown from this years Autodesk University (AU) conference in Las Vegas.