Wednesday, 23rd May 2018, first night at Brisbane

After the long flight from London to Brisbane, we finally arrived at our hotel/apartment via couch will transport you from the airport to your hotel/apartment entrance. It cost us AUD31.00 by the way for 2 persons, single journey.

After arriving at the hotel/apartment, we were surprised! there was no one at the reception desk because the office hours end at 6 PM local time obviously. We arrived at 7:30 pm and we missed the BILT ANZ 2018 welcome function drinks.

In order for us to get in, we have to wait for someone from outside to come in with their building entrance access card and read the notice letter next to the Manager’s Office.

I called the number and the Manager, I guess, sent us back a text message of combination key to unlock the post box, just right next to the glass main entrance, where I can find an envelope with my welcome letter and building/designated room access card.

#selfservice #checkyourselfin

Here you’ll find some photos of the apartment: CODE APARTMENTS

Tomorrow will begin the first day of a 3-day BILT ANZ 2018 conference event and I am looking forward to learning new stuff.

The venue of the conference is just 8 minutes away from our hotel.


Oh, we missed our children in London. We hope they are having a good time with their uncles. I am so glad to have them around to help us to look after the children while we are away for 9 days. May God reward you back and continue to bless you.




Session 2.5: Structural Data Mining Using Revit-Dynamo-Power BI Workflow

After 21 hours of long travel (7 hours from LHR-AUH and 14 hours from AUH-BNE), my wife and I finally arrived at Brisbane airport.

Tomorrow will begin the BILT ANZ 2018 which is expected to break the past BILT ANZ attendance. My understanding is, the current attendance already reached 490 and still counting.

If you are looking for a session where you are interested in transforming your Revit data to life, please come to my session and I’ll have a live demonstration of the workflow.

Here is my agenda for the session:

First, I’ll demonstrate the process of preparing the data you need using Revit schedules. I bet this part is the easiest one for all of you. Nothing is so much excitement about this.

Next, since Power BI works smoothly with Microsoft Excel, I’ll use Excel to store our data-mined information from Revit.

After that, I’ll create a simple Dynamo graph to automate the process of sending the information from Revit to the spreadsheet. Thus, eradicating potential human error caused by copy and pasting or manual typing.

And finally, I’ll bring the data to life using Power BI. You’ll all learn a basic understanding of how to build your Power BI project.

I hope to see you all in my session.

Once again, here are the details:

Date: Friday, 25 May 2018

Session: 2.5

Presentation Topic: Structural Data Mining Using Revit-Dynamo-Power BI Workflow

Presentation Time: 5:00pm – 6:15pm

Duration: 75 Minute Presentation (including question time)

Categories/ Level: Structure, Data Management, Autodesk Revit | All Levels

For the complete program, please visit:


Allan Cantos

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