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Trailloop Academy

Learn the workflow modeling techniques for creating a building analytical model from a building information model.

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What you'll learn

In this course you will learn to create a building analytical model by using building information modeling tools and techniques for streamlining the integration with energy modeling applications.

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1 Lesson

Introduction

Learn high-level processes, information exchanges, semantic challenges, and workflow modeling techniques.

Introduction

An overview of the building modeling fundamentals for integration with energy modeling applications.

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    Lesson 1: Building Modeling Fundamentals
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4 Lessons

Project Configuration

Apply the fundamental building modeling techniques for creating complete volumetric space boundaries.

Project Configuration

A small architectural model is used as an exercise file to create a building analytical model. Templates are developed to standardize the process across software tools to evaluate space level views for visualization, analysis, and design.

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    Lesson 2: Examine the Design Project
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    Lesson 3: Create the Analytical Model
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    Lesson 4: Adjust Project Visibility
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    Lesson 5: Transfer Building Elements
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Geometry Modeling

Configure the export of a gbXML file and troubleshoot integration errors that would occur from typical scenarios.

Geometry Modeling

The geometry for the building analytical model is developed in the analytical view according to modeling rules and procedures. Spaces are placed to fill up the entire model volumetrically to export the building geometry and its associated data.

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    Lesson 6: Place Shell and Core
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    Lesson 7: Adjust Floors and Roofs
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    Lesson 8: Insert Analytical Spaces
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    Lesson 9: Model Integration Rules
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Hello, I'm Jean,
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As a director of Trailloop, I’m in charge of establishing the company’s vision while overseeing its daily operations. My educational background is in architectural technology and building science.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Energy modelers developing building geometry for an energy simulation from a 3D design modeling tool. System engineers that use coordinated spatial models for designing systems according from architectural models. Architects that develop architectural design models in a collaborative and coordinated spatial environment with their engineering team.

The building modeling workflow requires a design authoring tool and and a gbXML viewer. We use Autodesk Revit 2021 and Ladybug’s Spider tool (free & web-based). The output of this core process is to generate a gbXML file for importing into energy modeling software tools but we do not provide support for such simulation software. This course only focuses on the geometry creation from the building information modeling’s environment.

The files exchanged from this process are imported and exported using the user’s local machine (desktop or laptop). The workflow uses files formats such as gbXML (Green Building Extensible Markup Language), IFC (Industry Foundation Classes), and CSV (Comma-Separated Values).

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