BILT EUR 2018 Speaker Feedback

Hello everyone,

I trust you are all doing well.

Allow me to share with you some feedback I received from attendees of my laboratory session at BILT EUR 2018 held at Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia on the 12th of October 2018.

Statistics for your references

Of 93 sessions (presented by 85 speakers)

9 – received an excellent

70 – received a good,

9 – received an average

0 – poor

0 – not rated.

Average Speaker Score: 2.16 | Average Material Score: 1.52

Here is the link for those speakers who made it to the top 10: Top 10 from BILT Europe 2018.

A big hand of applause to all the speakers who made it to the top 10.

My Laboratory Session number: 2.2

Topic: Structural Data Mining using Revit-Dynamo-Power BI Workflow

How would you rate this speaker (*Average Speaker Score): 2.20

How do you rate the quality of the speaker materials (*Average Class Material Score): 2.30

The number of responses: 15 out of 16 attendees

A selection of comments:

  • Was speaking too fast for the accent, but very interesting topic.
  • Very good content. Just could have been a bit slower and make sure everyone is on the same page at each step.
  • Helpful, willing to explain and repeat. Created enough fail-safe points if stuck with the practical part to keep up with lessons.
  • Too much for the short time -> too fast
  • Interesting and a good deep dive into the topic. Perfect for my personal skill level.
  • A good class session, he covered it all and had the time to help out when needed
  • Quite interesting lab – but the speed was rather high. I was able to follow but only be leaving a few of the repetitive items out – maybe that would help others too to relax the timing.
  • Nicely organised content
  • Easy to follow and detailed enough to recreate everything at home again

*Attendees rated speakers as follows:

3 = Excellent, 2 = Good, 1 = Average, 0 = Poor

Considering the topic where we had to look at 3 software packages, four actually with a little bit of Microsoft Excel, for the span of 75 minutes, there are so much to discuss and I did my best to deliver the presentation at slower speed in comparison to that when I delivered this in live presentation (where delegates just watch and listen) during BILT ASIA 2018 and BILT ANZ 2018. Nevertheless, thank you for the wonderful experience of being part of the BILT Europe 2018 family.

If you happened to be one of the attendees in my session, your feedback is highly appreciated and thank you for your support. I hope you learned something new in attending my laboratory session.

Have a wonderful day.

Cheers,

Allan Cantos EngTech MICE

BSc Civil Engineer / Principal Structural Technician

 

Revit-Dynamo-Power BI Guide V.2 Released

Hey guys, I made an update with my Revit-Dynamo-Power BI Guide ebook.

If you are one of those who purchased this ebook, you should have received an email with the revised one attached or a separate link where you can download the up-to-date version for FREE.

I would like to thank you for the support. My website will keep on running for as long as there is someone like you who would be willing to spend a small amount to support me in funding my online library. It will be your online library too.

Your support is very much appreciated.

For some of you who haven’t get a copy yet, here are the two links for you to choose from, where you can purchase a copy, depending on your payment option.

Using PayPal:

Revit-Dynamo-Power BI Guide ebook (PayPal)

Using Credit/Debit Card:

Revit-Dynamo-Power BI Guide ebook (Credit/Debit Card)

Have a great day.

Cheers,

Allan Cantos EngTech MICE

BSc. Civil Engineering / Principal Structural Technician

Pile Cut-off Level using Dynamo

If you are following my post, previously, I looked at exporting the pile coordinates either from Survey Point or Project Base Point and explained in details where the results are coming from with the help of diagrams. If you missed that section, you better go back to that article first before continue reading this one.

Here is the link for that article: Exporting Pile Coordinate from Survey Point instead of Project Base Point

Today, I want to give an update to my Dynamo script; to include in my final output the “Pile cut-off level” values for each individual piles on my project.

Here is the project that I’ll be looking at:

 

And I want to have the same result using the revised Dynamo script to one shown below.

Here is what the script looks like before from Exporting Pile Coordinate from Survey Point instead of Project Base Point:

And here is it now after the upgrade:

And the result when I “Run” the script and the comparison to Excitech Tools:

The first update I did was to extract the z-coordinates (Point.z node) and add 75mm (check this value with your structural engineer) for the “Embedment Length”, then round-up the result before converting the units from millimetres to meters. One thing that you need to make sure is that your pile is attached to the bottom of your pile cap. The 75mm embedment length calculation begins at the topmost level of the pile.

Another update I did was to convert the result from the “String.Remove” node to a number using the “String.ToNumber” node in order for me to convert the unit as well from millimetres to meters. As you may already know, the information provided by the “String.Remove” node is considered as a string and this is the reason why I need to convert it to a number first in order for the “Divide” node to work.

And finally, add a new item, item4, from List.Create node to include the pile cut-off level.

Now I am ready to assign this values to my Northing, Easting, and Pile Cut-off Level project parameters using my separate Dynamo script.

You can use this workflow if you don’t have Excitech Tools installed on your machine as part of your Revit Add-ins.

If you want to give it a try, please fill up a few details below and you will receive the download link.

I welcome your comments, questions, corrections and additional information relating to this article. If you know a better way, please leave your comment, by all means, let me know. Thanks.

Have a great day!

Cheers,

Allan Cantos EngTech MICE

BSc. Civil Engineering / Principal Structural Technician