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Workshop 03: Grasshopper Plugins – Part 2

Workshop 03: Grasshopper Plugins – Part 2

| On 08, Oct 2015

Digital Futures Workshop Series
Fall 2015

Pratt Institute
School of Undergraduate Architecture

Workshop 03
Grasshopper Plugins – Part 2
Revit Interoperability and Workspace Visualization

Location: HHS 111
Date + Time: Sat, 2015.10.10, 12-4pm
Conductor: David Mans

Description: This workshop is composed of a series of stand alone one hour sessions, each focusing on a single new or recently updated toolset for Grasshopper. During each 1 hour session a plugin will be introduced, and the fundamentals of its function and common workflows will be explained. This will be followed by a showcase of a complete walkthrough of one process from each plugin. The sessions in this workshop will be focused around geometry and data transfer into and out of grasshopper.


Lyrebird: Revit Adaptive Family Placement (12pm)
Lyrebird is a plugin for Grasshopper and Revit which allows for the placement of adaptive components and data into Revit. It enables advanced or complex design processes to be directly translated into Revit native objects from which architectural drawings can easily be created in a flexible environment.

GRevit: Revit Geometry and Family Placement (1pm)
Grevit, which is another Revit and Grasshopper interoperability toolset, has been recently updated with a new, easy to use interface for sending a wide range of revit elements, from lines to walls to furniture directly to Revit from grasshopper.

Heron: GIS and SHP (Site Model) Importing (2pm)
Heron is one of a set of tools for the importing of topography and building data from online repositories. It allows for the transformation of these databases into Grasshopper/ Rhino geometry which makes the procurement of site models much simpler.

Human Tools & Elefront: Advanced Rhino Interaction (3pm)
These plugins are allow access to a wide range of Rhino properties from layers, to colors, to linetypes for both the reference and creation of these elements within grasshopper. This includes texture mapping and materials as which makes the production of ready to render geometry, or the creation of better visuals simple. Additionally, both tools offer methods for placing and modifying blocks.

Requirements: Participants are required to bring a laptop with Rhino 5.0 installed on their laptops and download and install the latest version of grasshopper and additional plug-ins.

Questions or Comments: Please contact us at –

Downloads: Please download workshop files before the start of the workshop.