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In a previous post on Revit’s Adaptive Components, we described a workflow for adding a doubly-ruled glazing system to Revit from Grasshopper. As we near the completion of construction documentation, we’re looking at specific platforms preferred by curtain wall fabricators. Many of these consultants work with Catia or Inventor for developing manufacture-ready models, so creating a fluid connection between our workflows is a top priority for us. If we can tie the conceptual modeling of Grasshopper with the constraint-based modeling of Catia, we can improve our workflow with consultants and end up with a much better product.
When designing a roof with tapered insulation that meets energy code, it’s often assumed that the thinnest part of the roof (near the drains) meets the minimum R-value requirements for the entire assembly. This is a conservative assumption, and one which usually results in excessive thickness for a roof’s target insulation value. We’ve developed a way of streamlining this process into a tool we can quickly use on any project.
An area of pattern exploration on the TCPA is the face of the hall into the main lobby. This is a tall space and the wall has a strong presence so we wanted to create a surface that was visually compelling and intricate without distracting from the spectacle of the surrounding social activity. It was a fairly complex design study and in this post we’ll explain how we laid the panels out on the surface.
LMN’s transformation of the San Antonio Public Auditorium into the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts required the old theater and stage house to be removed and replaced with a contemporary theater and back-of-house areas. The concept for cladding this addition was to wrap all of the new construction in what appeared to be a simple, delicate surface whose appearance would constantly change in different lighting conditions.
While the concept was simple, the actual system was fairly complex. Luckily, even though the system was complex it was not complicated. Here’s what we did…
Since 2009, LMN has been working on the design of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts (previously San Antonio’s Municipal Auditorium), which is getting ready to move into construction. In the coming weeks we’ll be publishing a series of posts unpacking some of the pieces of the project that LMNts was involved with. This introduction post will provide some information about the project’s background and context.
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LMN recently had the pleasure of presenting a session on customizing the MicroStation V8i task-based interface at Bentley Systems’ 2010 user conference, Be Together. This was a 1 hour presentation in which real-world examples of simple and advanced techniques for modifying task-based interfaces, including creating custom icons, tools, tasks, and named expressions, were presented. Other new features in V8i SELECTseries 1 were also covered, such as Main task customization, workflows and reference tasks.