Parametric Modeling

Give it intelligence! That is what parametric CAD modeling is all about.

The creation of parametric 2D/3D objects using any CAD modeler such as ArchiCAD or Revit building have matured in the last decade and now considered a tangible method for used for architectural design decision-making and production of construction documents. The aim of creating a parametric object such as the ‘Door’ object example here in ArchiCAD Geometric Description Language (GDL) is to capture its 2D/3D behavior. This means one object will have correct graphical representation in 2D/3D and also other non-graphical information is captured such as cost, assembly code, fire rating, hardware lock type, and so on. This makes the information in a parametric object very valuable to have in order to produce in cost estimates, speed up changes to an architectural design. At the end, one object leads to many intelligent representations.

I have been using Revit and ArchiCAD intensively in the past years to create parametric model whether algorithmically for form finding in massing studies or to create Revit family objects. Revit families are most useful because they are driven by parameters stored in Revit context-driven change engine. This allows the entire building model to update reflecting new changes assigned by a user. Within this context, designers make great benefits because any change is reflected in floor view, sections, elevations and 3D views with accuracy.

What I can do: My architectural experience combined with my software programming skills gives me good combination to create ‘Healthy Families’ in Revit. I enjoy the process for creating revit families so if you have some interesting challenge for me then please drop me a message.

Check out below a few examples of Revit family objects which I created. Hover with your mouse on part of the image to download the Revit family file.

Download ArchiGen GDL file here

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2-Way Dark Room.rfa
FH Counter Top w 3 Sink Holes.rfa
Gilmorelight (ceiling).rfa
Gilmorelight - BELARO 12.rfa
Base Cabinet with Hafele Pulls.rfa
Lighting - Round (ceiling).rfa
Max Lab Fume Hood.rfa
FH Base Cabinet-Sgl 4 Drawers 1Door.rfa
FH CornerSupportTable.rfa
FH Base Cabinet-3 LongDrawers Double.rfa
Max Lab Adjus-Height Mobile Table.rfa
FH Base Cabinet-2Doors.rfa