Welcome to the new era of the AEC Industry!! : D

What about to work with one software inside  another? Join to our Rhino.Inside Revit BSS  ONLINE Course where we connect parametric design with BIM! This course is focused on a new development between 🦏 Rhinoceros + 🦗 Grasshopper and Revit!

Thanks to the amazing and game changer development of @Robert Mcneel & Associates Rhino.Inside Revit brings the power of Rhino and Grasshopper to Revit environment.

This PAZ course helps you to understand this new interoperability and to learn Rhino and Grasshopper through simple exercises and all the technical steps to make these two softwares work together on a professional and exciting PAZ ONLINE Platform : D

Get the maximum out of REVIT, learn the power of Grasshopper and optimize your daily work with personal PAZ accompaniment : D

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HELLO PAZ – 2018

MEMORIES : HELLO PAZ 2018 Two years ago today – 14.04.2018 – we did our first 👋 HELLO PAZ event in Zurich, Switzerland.

We are very happy to take this amazing PAZ journey after more than 10 years of experience as professors and professionals 🚀 🙏 First of all, we are very grateful to our friends and family who were there and believed in us and support us to this day. And thank you for all students, costumers and followers for the collaboration and trust! Thanks again and see you soon : D Andrés & Nora Check out our new COURSES for 2020 : D

Universal glue

Universal glue

We start a fascinating journey to the core of human thought, a wonderful place where all things are connected, and every new spark of life can be used to enrich our creative process. To start this fascinating adventure, we have to make a wonderful suit, a second skin that adapts to all our needs and is such a powerful tool that we are not surprised when we get wings and fly. To do this, we have to board the “parametric design” shuttle, an expression that helps us connect to a variety of fields and materials, the key to a galaxy where everything is possible.

Parametric Design

Parametric design is a generative process based on the parameters of the objects and actions that define them. This would be the generic definition of the term, where many fields and topics are welcomed. In our case, however, the journey begins in a virtual world of three-dimensional modeling based on Euclidean systems supported by the computer. Based on this virtual geometric world, we will build a parametric tunnel that gives us access to the base of our strength, with roots in many directions: geometry, mathematics, physics, electronics, tensegrity, origami, bioarchitecture, structures, construction, big data, trading, architecture … in short, let’s call it FREEDOM!

To understand parametric design, we need to talk about three key points in its creation : Environment, Parameters and Computing.  


The complexity of the environment that surrounds us is infinite. We can study a 10 x 10 x 10 cm3 cube of air for a lifetime and we will never decode all the information, nuances, beauty and complexity of this volume. Our world is an inexhaustible source of study and compression with many directions, levels and scales. For this reason, in this inexhaustible desire to understand the context that surrounds the human being, man dedicates a lot of time and effort to simplify this information, to process and analyze it in a more agile, simple and dynamic way. To master this practice, we need to analyze the essential characteristics of our environment and live in a simplified reality of our universe. Mobile devices are a great example, as they receive information from our planet in real time and present us in a simple and attractive way.


The moment that man begins to analyze his environment and classify it according to quality, the first seed of parametric thinking is generated. These data and their variations will control the processes. As a practical case, we can imagine the ingredients of a kitchen recipe and how a small variation in the quantities or the processes will change the final result. We also need to talk about the parametric equations, organized according to a parameter (t) that has a path of real numbers and can represent curves or surfaces. This organization of information will generate a structure that enables us to read and edit the content of a process in a dynamic and agile way. This is a very effective method to know that our environment is constantly changing



One of the fastest human connections between mental processes (abstract world) and the real world (physical world) is pencil and paper. This model has been the most common in human history, but with the arrival of computers and the internet, the doors opened to a world that was completely unthinkable 100 years ago. Today we have the opportunity to use much more powerful tools that were previously only accessible to a minority. This democratization of knowledge builds up a neural network and creates new states of thought, new professional connections that build a panoramic vision of human knowledge. A clear example of this is our first stop, a green, agile and flexible insect resting on the backs of a rhinoceros with NURBS curves


Hello Rhino

Rhinoceros 3D is a three-dimensional modeling software based on NURBS (non-uniform rational B-spline) geometry. NURBS geometries give us the freedom to create complex models in a simple and intuitive way. These geometries are very precise because they are based on mathematical equations and are easy to edit with their control points. Not to forget that, when choosing a software, we make a very important decision. We therefore strongly recommend the selection of open and flexible systems that allow us to choose the appropriate working (unfortunately the buildings are still affected by the dictator AUTOCAD and his ortho F8). To start our odyssey we will first download Rhinoceros 3D : D


Hello Grasshopper

Still not a Ruttenian? : D We are applauding everyday in honor of David Rutten, the developer of the best parametric design software so far. This architect and programmer is committed to teach everyone how to access the fascinating world of computers in a simple and entertaining way. Thanks to the visual programming language that it has developed, called Grasshopper. Based on the connection of some components for which input parameters “INPUTS” are required, other output values ​​”OUTPUTS” are generated. These components are connected linearly (like an electronic circuit) and generate something that we have never seen before, the appearance of the working PROCESS. This is a basic but very powerful schema because everything around us generates data which in turn can be converted into the format you want. Since September of 2007 Rhinoceros and Grasshopper have been walking hand in hand in the computer scene  : )



  •  Install Rhinoceros 3D. Download and install the NURBS geometry-based 3d modeling software. If the installation was correct, we’ll need to open the Rhinoceros software and, as we enter the word “grasshopper” in the command bar, Grasshopper will be called : D
  • Create your first parametric point. Required Components {Slider; Construct Point; Panel}. To remove a component, we double click on the canvas and write the names of the components {} and press enter (one by one). To connect two components, we have to move the mouse over the output (white crescent) of the first component. When a gray arrow appears in the cursor, we have to press the left mouse button until we connect to the input of the next component. If you get a circuit similar to the one in the image, play with the sliders ; )


  • Create a square with four points. Required Components {Slider; Construct Point; Merge; Panel; Boolean Toggle; Polyline; Boundary Surfaces}. Merge is Sorting our points in one List. Then we use this order to create our Counterclockwise Polyline. To close the square with 4 points, we have to change input C (Close) from Polyline to True, so let’s call to “Boolean Toggle” and doing double click on “False” will get one “True” Closing our Polyline and creating our Square Surface ;D

  • Create a pyramid with a square base. Required Components {Slider; Construct Point; Merge; Panel; Polyline; Boundary Surfaces; Brep Join}.


See you soon to taste another chapter of parametric concepts. We hope you enjoyed the trip and we’re sorry about the little turbulence, thanks for flying with PAZ – Parametric Airlines ; D


Check the original article for DFT – Designing the Future Magazine in Spanish : ORIGINAL ARTICLE – DFT


Parametric equation



David Rutten


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ArchiCAD+Grasshopper BSS  Online Course

Learn Rhino and Grasshopper through simple exercises and all the technical steps to make these two softwares work together on a professional and exciting PAZ ONLINE Platform : D Optimize your daily work with personal PAZ accompaniment!

Be a BUILDING SYSTEM SPECIALIST, create PARAMETRIC BIM models in ARCHICAD with Rhino and Grasshopper; multiple design variations in short time,  I from BIM and design process on a higher level : D


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ArchiCAD + Revit

Archicad + Revit

In this short video we show how we connected Archicad and Revit with grasshopper via Rhino Inside REVIT at the same time.

In this case our design is coming from ArchiCAD. If we make changes we can update it in real time in Revit and pass the information from one BIM software to an other  : D

Do you collaborate with offices, do you work in ArchiCAD and do they work in Revit? Or the other way around? What if we make the entire workflow more flexible and fluid, using the same script and geometry adapting the data based on the discipline? Are you interested to learn a platform that enables you to overcome software limitations and give back the lead the architects in technology?

Would you like to know more? Or do you have question?

Our fourth jamsession on Thursday (March 19th) is about this connection. Thanks for the rhinoinside connection in addition to archicad, we will be using another bim output. We show how you can connect both software, accelerate the workflow between disciplines and be flexible with your exports giving result to your clients, colleagues, etc.. : )

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You own Design-tools

Part 1 : Volumestudy with Area Calculation

The first part of our tool is to help with the calculation and design at the same time. We know that most architects spend 50% of their time in the first phase to calculate and control their design with numbers.

The first video is made in Revit with the powerful tool of Rhino Inside Revit. The second video’s output is ArchiCAD, thanks to the ArchiCAD + Grasshopper Live Connection.

This tool helps to process the information (from client, government, etc) as an external file (txt, excel, etc) with the desired functions, areas and square meters. After the division of the areas and the required SQM in grasshopper we can create our hatches in Archicad (we created hatches, because this is one of the simplest and most visual tools in ArchiCAD in 2D, but it can be lines, etc..).

So, depending on our form and shape size the SQM indicates the number of floors. (we can also limit the height, depending on the regulation). We connect this information with ZONE Elements in ArchiCAD in real time and we have our first volume studies in LOD100. For visualisation we used different colours for different areas.

If the regulation or the wish of our client is changing, or we are not satisfied with our building shapes, the bilateral connection is allowing us to have the changes in real time and maximize the potential of our design and export all square meters, cubic meters directly to excel directly to share with our client : ) You can go deeper and create more details and materialisation, it will depend on you and your amazing tools, that you create!

Part 2 : Volumestudy + Area Calculation + Cost Estimation

The power of these tools are, that we can create our own design, our own norms, restrictions and possibilities. In the following example we can see how we connected the LOD200 BIM Elements with cost, creating a cost estimation real time!

Are you interested and you wanna learn how to do it? Or you need it in your office to use it?

Check out more tools, that can help in your daily workflow – > TOOLS

Learn step by step with PAZ Academy how to create your own tools in your BIM environment :










24 of NOVEMBER POINTS & NOTES 13:00 Workshop in LAB100 in Zürich : ) We introduce the diversity and creativity of computer design in the context of architecture, experimenting with the creation of new spaces, geometry connected with visual and acoustic animations. : ) Join PAZ for this inspiring and open afternoon and let your imagination fly! : D More info:  [email protected] or AFTZ  


PAZ – OPEN PROCESS ZURICH + OPEN HOUSE ZURICH – 23 September 2019 6 pmSchütze Areal, Heinrichtstrasse 238 in Zürich : ) PAZ – Parametric Adademy Zurich öffnet in Zusammenarbeit mit Open House nicht nur die Gebäude, sondern auch die architektonischen Prozesse. PAZ zeigt dir in der Theorie anhand professioneller Beispiele, was Computational Design ist, wie du diese Sprache erlernen kannst und wie du mit dieser weltweit fortgeschrittenen Methode die Freiheit und die Möglichkeit haben wirst, deine Projekte präziser, flexibler und mit mehr Qualität auszuführen.