BIM – modelling and managing planning permission



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The aim of this study programme is to familiarise the students with new technologies of modelling and managing construction information in Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes through the use of the most popular BIM systems.

Main objectives of the studies:

  • Introduction to Building Information Modelling technology (Management)
  • Architectural and building modelling
  • Creating component families
  • Solid modelling and Dynamo programming
  • Managing planning permission

The programme is held in cooperation with an Autodesk Authorised Academic Partner by the lecturers from the Cracow University of Technology.

Suitable candidates

The programme has been designed for graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree in architecture, construction or a related field.

Types of classes and graduation requirements

Classes are conducted in the form of lectures (20 hours), computer laboratory classes (130 hours), diploma seminars (10 hours), unassisted student work based on the provided resources, as well as consultations (including on-line consultations).


Completion and obtaining credits for all the training modules, passing the scheduled exams, completion of the final thesis





Classes are held in modern computer laboratories of the WSZiB by authorised instructors with many years of experience, based on authorised resources.

Upon completion of the studies, the participants receive:

  • A Diploma of completing the Postgraduate Programme (a copy in Polish and in English),
  • Certificates of completing the authorised Autodesk training courses,
  • An opportunity to take the Autodesk Certified Professional exams.


Module topics

Module 1. Foundations of modelling (40 hours):

  • Basic modelling and documentation principles. LOD.
  • Reference objects. Location and orientation. Bonds, relationships.
  • Modelling of basic elements. Element editing methods, sketching.
  • Using libraries of elements, families, types, occurrences.
  • Creating families of local components.

Module 2. Documentation and presentation (20 hours):

  • Statements and labels. Descriptions. Details. Appeals. Sheets.
  • Project phases, variations. Groups, teams, and parts. Managing graphic styles.
  • Working with point clouds. Printing and publishing.
  • 3-D presentation views. Rendering and animation.
  • Solar, lighting, energy analyses on a building model.
  • 3dsMax model visualization: exporting a design from Revit to 3ds Max (.RVT, .3DS, .FBX).
  • Setting up shots, lighting the scene and preparing render settings.

Module 3. Parametric component families (30 hours):

  • The concept of families. Object categories, families, and types. Parameters: project, global, family.
  • Shared and reporting parameters. Formulas in parameters.
  • Editing system families.
  • Creating and modifying component families – family editor, templates.
  • Local family creation environment.

Module 4. Free-form and parametric solid modelling. Dynamo Programming (30 hours):

  • Introduction to parametric solid modelling and Dynamo programming.
  • Creating and editing of solid models in the family editor and locally.
  • Parametric solids. Adaptive components. Repetitions.
  • Solid conceptual modelling (surface, lighting, energy analyses on a conceptual model). Transforming a solid model into a BIM model.
  • Introduction to Dynamo programming.
  • Managing parameters and information in a BIM model using Dynamo.

Module 5. Coordination and management of the project environment (30 hours):

  • Traditional design process vs. BIM process. The place of BIM in processes – DBB, DB, IPD. BIM maturity levels. Classification and standardisation in BIM. BuildingSMART. Open BIM.
  • Project Management. Project Standards. Extensions. Libraries.
  • Industry collaboration through .rvt, .dwg, .ifc files. IFC Browsers.
  • Revit analytical model and structural analysis – Robot.
  • Foundations of installation modelling. BIM in infrastructure.
  • Group collaboration within a project: locally and globally.
  • Integration and model management in Navisworks (TimeLiner, Animator, Scripter, collisions).
  • Managing the project environment (CDE) through “cloud” applications.

Module 6. Diploma seminar (10 hours):

  • Presentation and discussion of students’ theses.




The School does not charge a registration fee. Tuition fee for the study programme is based on the payment method:

  • Payment in 1 instalment: PLN 4200
  • Payment in 2 instalments: PLN 4400 (PLN 2200 + PLN 2200)
  • Registration fee credited towards the tuition fee: PLN 100

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