Revit is the leading software application for Building Information Modelling. It can be used to model designs with precision, optimise performance and collaborate more effectively. designtech offer bespoke Revit training that can applied on a live project within the office to minimise the amount of time applicants are removed from work. Candidates take away real-time project experience of using Revit through all applicable stages of design, documentation and construction.
Dynamo is an open-source software platform for computational design and building information modelling (BIM). Through a friendly visual interface, construct logic routines to smooth and automate workflows, find optimum solutions, and sift through design options. designtech have been using and teaching Dynamo since its inception and are well placed in the industry as one of the leading companies in Computational BIM. The main hurdle for many individuals is the complete change in approach and methodology from normal processes. With our experience and knowledge feel comfortable in not only learning the software at any level but also how to approach integrating this into current work streams.
Flux is a web-based service that allows popular design applications such as Grasshopper and Excel to exchange data using native plugins. A Flux project is the focal point for data exchange and collaboration. You can invite teammates and partners into your project to share data. Each user and application controls when to synchronise data with the project, allowing users to work in isolation until they are ready to share their changes with the team. designtech have direct experience implementing Flux within a project team and upskilling staff members in using the tool.
Navisworks allows users to open and combine 3D models, navigate around them in real-time and review the model using a set of tools including comments, redlining, viewpoint, and measurements. A selection of plug-ins enhances the package adding interference detection, 4D time simulation, photorealistic rendering and PDF-like publishing. Using Navisworks on a project can allow for better control over project outcomes. designtech have created internal workflows that have been tried and tested on large scale projects for clash detection and model coordination.
AutoCAD is the most recognised drafting application in the AEC industry and many companies still use AutoCAD as part of their everyday workflow.
Rhino is the leading NURBS based modelling software and is used in many other industries aside from the AEC industry including, automotive design, product design and multimedia. As oppose to other polygon mesh-based applications Rhino is regarded as a great tool amongst architects and engineers alike due to its ability to create free form geometry easily and its ability to customize the software.
Grasshopper is a graphical visual programming platform that is integrated with Rhino’s 3D modelling tools. Without the necessary prior knowledge of scripting or programming needed for RhinoScript, Grasshopper, much like Dynamo, provides a much simpler user interface. designtech have used and implemented Grasshopper workflows on many projects built to date and our specifically geared training focuses on design computation.
Solibri Model Checker is the leading validation software, helping users identify and visualise errors during both the design and construction phase. Predefined templates can be created to align with company or building standards, and geometry and date can be cross-checked to ensure it meets the requirements. Sit alongside designtech in creating individual company rulesets that help to validate your models and data, ensuring a greater level of competency on your projects.
BIM 360 Docs is the latest construction document management software with both 2D and 3D capability. Built specifically for the AEC industry, and designed to bring all members of a project team together, BIM 360 can act as a common data environment, a key aspect of BIM Level 2. Learn how to establish an environment, navigate the tool and set up your first project on BIM 360 Docs.
Python is widely regarded as one of the easier scripting languages to learn. Centred around legibility and readability, Python’s dynamic programming language provides clearer syntax on both small and large scale scripts. If you are interested in learning code and taking your first steps into a particular computer programming language then we would recommend Python.
C# is a object-orientated programming language developed by Microsoft. The language is intended for use in developing software components and given many of the tools in the AEC industry have an accessible and open API, an understanding of C# can be invaluable to allow customisation to your toolset.