Recent Webinar

Tracer + IFC – Creating Interactive 3D Power BI Reports

This workshop will introduce features, workflows, and concepts for creating 3D Power BI reports using Tracer IFC. Tracer IFC provides a toolkit for processing IFC files (‘Industry Foundation Class’) for use in data-centric Business Intelligence workflows. This webinar will provide concepts for leveraging BIM data during building design, construction, and operations.

IFC files can be created using most BIM authoring applications including Revit, Archicad, Tekla, Vectorworks, and more! Tracer equips users to use these IFC files to present geometry and data in Power BI – a powerful Business Intelligence platform.

In this FREE workshop, Nathan Miller will introduce concepts for:

  • Using Tracer IFC to process models to an open database format
  • Using Power BI to connect to IFC model data using database connections
  • Creating interactive 3D Power BI visualizations of IFC data using Tracer 3D visuals
  • Publishing your 3D Power BI dashboards for sharing with others

Did you miss the webinar? Watch the recording here!

When

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021
  • 12:00 PM Eastern US Time

Past Workshops

Tracer + IFC – Using Open BIM with Power BI

TRACER IFC enables users to process 3D IFC files for use in the Power BI workflow. IFC files are a ‘platform neutral’ BIM format and can be exported from various BIM applications including Revit, ArchiCAD, Tekla, Vectorworks, AECOsim, and more!

In this webinar, Nathan Miller will discuss how supporting IFC can enable building design and construction professionals to leverage a wider variety of BIM data for business intelligence.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • The advantages for using IFC as part of the BIM data lifecycle.
  • How Tracer can process an IFC file to a relational SQLite database file.
  • How the Tracer 3D Power BI visual can display IFC geometry and data
  • How to join the BETA testing program

Did you miss the webinar? Watch the recording here!

When

  • Wednesday, June 30, 2021
  • 12:00 PM Eastern US Time

Business Intelligence for AECO

Business Intelligence (BI for short) refers to technologies and processes that provide historical, correlated, and predictive views of an organization’s data resources. As designers and builders create and leverage data-rich toolsets, the use of BI is becoming increasingly integral to leverage data among a variety of tools and resources.

This free webinar will feature a presentation, demo, and Q&A with Nathan Miller – CEO of Proving Ground. Nate will discuss and present opportunities for architects, engineers, contractors, and owners to take advantage of Business Intelligence. Nate will also demonstrate uses of Power BI-focused apps Tracer and Semantic for analyzing 2D and 3D data available in Revit and Rhinoceros 3D.

In this webinar, you will:

  • Learn about the concept of Business Intelligence as a building data strategy.
  • Learn about use cases for business intelligence in design, construction, and operations.
  • Learn about 2D and 3D Power BI products supporting Revit and Rhino 3D.
  • Learn about services for implementation and skill development.

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When

  • Thursday May 20, 2021
  • 12:00 PM Eastern US Time

Conveyor – Rhino and Revit Workflows

Conveyor is a commercial product for enabling direct integration between McNeel Rhinoceros 3D and Autodesk Revit. Attendees will learn about the features and functions of the Conveyor software and how the tools can be used to streamline project design and development.

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When

  • Wednesday, March 10, 2021
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern

Semantic – Rhino Data and Power BI

Semantic equips users with workflows for integrating data properties with their Rhino objects. Attendees will learn how to create custom Rhino properties, create ‘live’ tabular reports, and render 3D visualizations in Microsoft Power BI.

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When

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern

Tracer – Revit Data and Power BI

Tracer is a toolkit for harvesting and visualizing Building Information Models within the Power BI environment. This workshop will cover how to export data from Autodesk Revit for creating interactive dashboards in Microsoft Power BI using 2D and 3D visuals.

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When

  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Eastern