BIM to fabrication for conceptual design

Architecture
Level
Intermediate
Software
3ds MaxRevit
Time
15+ hours
In this project you will connect 3D BIM modeling with fabrication methods like CnC milling, 3D printing, and laser cutting.

Project Resources

Project Resources

Associate Professor

David R. Beach is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture...

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Think like a designer: fabricate a museum building

Digital fabrication for architectural design is the process of using computer controlled machines for manufacturing physical objects by leveraging the geometrical output from a 3D BIM model. In this project we will explore CnC manufacturing, laser cutting, and 3D printing as an integrated part of the design process.

 

Go from virtual to physical model with this project

Digital fabrication enhances design insight and design communication.  The best way to begin learning the toolsets inherent to digital fabrication is to begin small, integrating model making as part of a design process while understanding its potential for scalable constructs.  In this project you will build a conceptual design for a small museum while connecting a BIM model to fabrication processes designed to drive CnC routers, laser cutters, and 3D printers.  To learn more about the BIM to fabrication process, you can read David Beach's blog, or watch a recording of his On Air webinar.

 

Project resource download

Intermediate

Download the Datasets and Videos associated with each module to learn about digital fabrication.

Module01 Creating a physical site model

  • Step-by-Step Guides.zip 10.43 MB
  • Software Tutorials.zip 1.03 GB
  • Instructor Manual.docx 798.4 KB
  • Datasets.zip 21.68 MB

Module02 Building massing models in FormIt

  • Step-by-Step Guides.zip 8.53 MB
  • Software Tutorials.zip 800.52 MB
  • Datasets.zip 12.85 KB

Module03 Conceptual model to fabrication

  • Step-by-Step Guide.zip 11.21 MB
  • Software Tutorials.zip 1.72 GB
  • Datasets.zip 47.48 MB

Module04 Developing details

  • Step-by-Step Guides.zip 15.39 MB
  • Software Tutorials.zip 1.79 GB
  • Datasets.zip 63.06 MB

Reviews

Ismain BABA AHMED's picture

i am strating this course without practisce 3ds max, so can i attempt my goal?

Ismain BABA AHMED
Moussa Issakha's picture

perfect

Moussa Issakha
Yahia Cherif Younes's picture

a good course about the BIM

Yahia Cherif Younes