Hi All,

Over the past few months I have been working with one of our Bentley users, Tapani Talo, modeling a high rise tower using GenerativeComponents and OpenBuildings Designer. Mr. Talo had some very interesting ideas for a tower design and was looking for a way that he could conceptually model the tower without having a defined program or site. He needed a model where he could explore different design ideas, variations and what-if scenarios without endlessly rebuilding the model. A problem tailored made for GenerativeComponents.

He has generously allowed me to share what I learned throughout this process. I have put together a series of YouTube videos showing how I set up the GenerativeComponents model(s). These will be posted on YouTube over the next few weeks. The first in the series is posted today.

For those of you that have taken the GenerativeComponents QuickStart you will recognize many of the same techniques for creating a stacking model that drives the Floor Manager, but you will also see some new concepts like linking one GC model to another in order to use geometry in one model to drive geometry in another model. This turned out to be a very useful technique in working with such a large model.

I hope you enjoy.

Mary Chib