Workshops

Parametric Monkey offers a range of  workshops which are focused on improving the digital literacy of designers. We believe in using the right tool for the right job and we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality and engaging content which can be used in real-world scenarios. We customise our training to the target audience and ensure that the learning atmosphere is always positive and energetic.

Upcoming public workshops

We all know that it is hard to get away from the office for large chunks of time. That’s why we’ve designed our workshops to suit the demands of AEC professionals. Our workshops run for 3.5hrs sessions so you’ll never be too far away from your project! Not only do we find this more convenient for our clients, but research shows that ‘spaced’ learning is a more effective way to remembering new information than ‘massed’ learning.

Event Location Venue Date Time
Grasshopper Beginner GH101 Sydney, AU The Commons May 17, 2019 9am-12:30pm
BILT ANZ: Digital Fabrication Melbourne, AU Crown Convention Centre May 23, 2019 3:10pm-4:25pm
Ladybug Beginner LB101 Sydney, AU The Commons June 6, 2019 9am-12:30pm

Why choose us?

Quality

Paul Wintour is an internationally recognised teacher, having taught at numerous universities across the world. He has presented at various conferences throughout Australia including RTC, BILT and Autodesk University (AU). In 2017, he was voted the #4 speaker at BILT for his lab, 'Everyday Dynamo'.

Consistency

Unlike other companies, we don't sub-contract out. With Parametric Monkey, each workshop will be presented by Paul Wintour, so you can be assured of quality and consistency.

Knowledge

Many of the software courses offered by others cover generic 'text book' workflows. As a registered architect with over 10 years of experience, Paul has extensive practical application of advanced workflows and customises learning material based on the specificity of each project.

Dynamo Beginner DY101

This class introduces students to Dynamo and is aimed at increasing awareness of the possibilities of visual programming within Revit.

Installation & UI
Dynamo package manager
Data manipulation
Duration | Half day
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Dynamo Beginner DY102

This class builds on the knowledge acquired in DY101. We’ll dive deeper into data manipulation and explore how to create simple geometric elements.

Data manipulation
Geometry creation
Dynamo Player
Duration | Half day
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Dynamo Intermediate DY201

This class is aimed at users who have a basic understanding of Dynamo and who wish to progress to writing their own data orientated workflows.

View & sheet creation
Element renaming
Model auditing
Duration | Half day
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Dynamo Intermediate DY202

This class is aimed at intermediate users who wish to explore how Dynamo can be used to better analyse and communicate your project.

Views from sun
Programmatic massing
Excel interoperability
Duration | Half day
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Grasshopper Beginner GH101

This class introduces students to Grasshopper, Rhino’s visual programming interface and covers the general principals of computational design.

Installation & UI
Massing extrusions
List & data trees
Duration | Half day
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Grasshopper Beginner GH102

This class builds on the knowledge acquired in GH101 and explores more detailed list management techniques through simple building forms.

List & data trees
Massing floorplates
Surface panelisation
Duration | Half day
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Grasshopper Intermediate GH201

This class introduces students to Grasshopper’s extensive third-party plug-in ecosystem and covers GIS, data management and geometric creation.

GIS context with Elk
Data management with Elefront
Panelisation with Lunchbox
Duration | Half day
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Ladybug Beginner LB101

This course is aimed as Grasshopper users who wish to learn advanced environmental analyses using the open-source plug-in, Ladybug.

Sunlight hours analysis
Radiation analysis
View analysis
Duration | Half day
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Revit Intermediate RV201

This course is aimed at designers with limited Revit experience who may have learnt the basics but require additional support working within a larger team.

Local/Central file
View creation
View templates
Filters & scope boxes
Duration | Half day
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Revit Intermediate RV202

This class builds on the knowledge acquired in RV201. We’ll continue building skills and workflows required for working within a project team environment.

Sheet revisions
Schedules
Type parameters
Instance parameters
Duration | Half day
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Revit Advanced RV301

This course is designed for Revit users who wish to take the next step in their BIM development by understanding how Revit models are setup and structured.

Shared coordinates
Shared parameters
Worksets
Copy/monitor
Duration | Half day
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Revit Advanced RV302

This course complements RV301 and is designed for Revit users who wish to take the next step in their BIM development through the lens of production documentation.

Cross referencing
Advanced schedules
eTransmit
Family creation
Duration | Half day
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Rhino   Beginner RH101

This course is suitable for anyone new to Rhino and focuses on basic conceptual modelling skills using 2D drafting and basic extrusions.

NURBS introduction
2D drafting & extrusions
Surface deformation
Duration | Half day
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Rhino   Beginner RH102

This class builds on the knowledge acquired in RH101 and focuses on basic conceptual modelling and analysis methodologies.

Solid modelling
Surface analysis
Modelling strategy
Duration | Half day
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Rhino Intermediate RH201

This course is aimed at designers who understand the basics of Rhino but now wish to master more advanced modelling concepts.

Loft creation
Sweep 1 rail and 2 rails
Network surfaces
Duration | Half day
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Rhino to Revit Interoperability RR101

This course explores the various ways geometry and data can be transferred between Rhino and Revit and the pros and cons of each method.

Best practice techniques
Rhynamo interoperability
Excel interoperability
Duration | Half day
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