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Digital Project


  • Digital Project - Tutorial 1 - The Sketch - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (42:20)
    Here is the first Digital Project tutorial developed for the ParaMod Seminar. It covers the interface and the sketch. Let me know if I left anything out.
  • Digital Project - Tutorial 2 - Surfaces - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (65:49)
    Here is the second Digital Project tutorial developed for the ParaMod Seminar. It builds on Tutorial 1. Here we will use the first sketch to drive the height and shape of the covering surface. At this point the form is less of a concern than learning how to develop the interactions. I am still working on the best format / size/ player for the tutorials. This one is a bit large and takes a minute to load.
  • Digital Project - Tutorial 4 - Power Copies - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (45:11)
    Here is the fourth Digital Project tutorial developed for the ParaMod Seminar. It introduces advanced replication using a simple framework.
  • Digital Project - Tutorial 5 - Document Templates - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (40:03)
    This is the fifth and last comprehensive tutorial for the ParaMod seminar. The five tutorials should give everyone a basic understanding of many of functions. I will continue to add shorter more specific tutorials. Document templates allow for advanced replication at the product level. Each part of the syetem is a separate file.
  • Digital Project - Beginner Solid Modeling - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (59:02)
    This video tutorial uses the content from an earlier Rhino tutorial to discuss basic soild modeling techniques in Digital Project.


  • Folding Assemblies - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (30:10)
    Tutorial demonstrates the use of the assembly workbench to simulate geometry for folding structures.
  • Graphic Control of Geometry - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (12:33)
    Tutorial shows a simple method for creating contoured parts at varied intervals.
  • Attractor Point Control - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (32:04)
    Tutorial uses poercopies and rules to create an array of shapes manipulated by an attractor point.
  • Projection of Solid Shadows - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (25:16)
    Tutorial demonstrates the creation of solid shadows from existing geometry.
  • Framework Options - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (26:50)
    Short video tutorial describes three methods for the creation of frameworks for use with doc templates and powercopies.


  • Random Numbers for Framework - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (41:42)
    This video tutorial attempts to pull together a few of the previous examples. A powercopy is used to adapt to its height and to be divided based on a random number from an Excel design table. The Excel spreadsheet can be a powerful tool to control geometry.
  • Random Numbers linked from Excel - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (25:12)
    This tutorial will describe the creation of a design table, allowing for the control of geometry from an Excel spread sheet. The design table is also useful for input and output of data from Digital Project. Using the random number generator from Excel, a rule is created to randomly open or close the geometry of a powercopy.
  • Knowledgeware Optimization - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (36:49)
    This tutorial introduces the knowledgeware warning function and multi-parameter optimization. In this tutorial I model a simple room and use its dimensions and configuration to analyze surface area and volume. Using the values, the reverberation time is calculated. As a first attempt at using the engineering optimization tools I let the software determine the room dimensions based on appropriate reverberation times.
  • Activity Rules - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (15:33)
    Tutorial explains the use of rules to control the activity / visibility of geometry.
  • Color Changing Rules - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (16:23)
    Tutorial explains the use of rules to control the color of geometry based on specific conditions.
  • Data Sheet Creation - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (11:39)
    Tutorial explains the creation of data sheets or the creation of information links between digital project and an excel spread sheet.
  • Power Copy with Focus Point - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (41:09)
    Tutorial shows how to build a powercopy and control it with a focus point.
  • Knowledge Pattern Part 1 - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (43:58)
    Tutorial explains and begins the process for the creating a knowledge pattern which allows for scripted instantiation of dynamic parts.
  • Knowledge Pattern Part 2 - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (33:04)
    Tutorial walks through the scripting of the knowledge pattern.
  • Powercopies with Rules - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (29:30)
    Tutorial demonstrates how to incorporate rules into the creation of powercopies.
  • Document Templates with Rules - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (54:55)
    Tutorial shows how to create document templates with rules to control geometry.
  • Unfolded PowerCopy - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (18:18)
    A tutorial that explains how to include unfolded geometry in a powercopy. The tutorial also shows how to use local and global parameters.


  • Generating Drawings - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (18:13)
    Short tutorial that explains how to generate drawings using the drawing workbench in Digital Project.
  • Digital Project to STAAD - Contributed by Karl Daubmann (26:59)
    Here is a quick series of steps to go from Digital Project to STAAD. A few basics moves in STAAD will have quick feedback based on changes in geometry.