Visualizing BIM Data with Revit and Power BI

Make your Revit data come alive! | taught by Michael Kilkelly

Course description

Revit allows us to create detailed building models full of valuable data. Often this data is only made visible through drawings and schedules. While these documents are useful, they do not always help us understand what’s really going on in our models

Is there a way we can use Revit to better visualize our building data? Are there capabilities inherent to Revit that make it useful in this capacity? How can we harness the power of data visualization so we can make better decisions and create better buildings?

In this mini-course, we'll talk about the tremendous value of visualizing your building data, beyond the traditional methods of drawings and sections. We'll talk about the types of visualizations and how we can apply them to our own project data. More specifically, we'll look at visualizing Revit parameter values using Revit's built-in tools. We'll also look at visualizing Revit data outside of the model using Microsoft Power BI.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the two different visualization strategies and how they impact your approach to creating data visualizations.
  • Recognize the seven standard visualization types and when you should use each type.
  • Learn how to visualize Revit parameter data using out-of-the box tools.
  • Learn how to create interactive visualization of building data using Microsoft Power BI.
Michael Kilkelly
Michael Kilkelly
Senior Instructor and Founder of ArchSmarter

Hi there! I'm Michael Kilkelly. I founded ArchSmarter 2014 as a way to help other architects become more productive and get the best results out of their design software. I’m a native New Englander. I live and work in Middletown, CT. Prior to starting ArchSmarter, I was an Associate at Gehry Partners in Los Angeles. I also worked for a number of design firms in the Boston area. I received my B.Arch from Norwich University and an SMArchS from MIT


Michael Kilkelly (michael@archsmarter.com)