A blog dedicated to tidbits of software information related to the AEC industry. Most tips and tricks are roughly 60 seconds because, "Hey who doesn't have 60 seconds".
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Saturday, November 28, 2015

#AU2015 is upon us.

It's that time, AU is here! Once again I'll be able to attend the Computational BIM workshop! I'll post my schedule for each day soon too. If you see me, be sure to say hi! 

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

3D Room Tags with #DynamoBIM

This question came up on the DynamoBIM forums recently.
Thankfully our friend Dynamo is here to help!
First we collect the rooms and figure out the center of them. Then we place a generic model as a 3d room tag. Lastly, we assign the values from the rooms.
See the video below of this in action.

*Edit- Received some question as to where the room tag family is.
It's in the package folder. Simply copy the link below into windows explorer and you will see the family .

Monday, November 23, 2015

Framing Interior Elevations in #Revit with #DynamoBIM

Ever since I learned about Dynamo at last years Autodesk University I have been blown away by the possibilities. Since AU2014 I have even launched Rhythm which is a collection of custom nodes. I have been amazed by the feedback from everyone and the support I have received as well. Currently Rhythm sits as 8th most downloaded!
One of the nodes I have wanted to create since I learned Dynamo is one to frame interior elevations. Thanks to the Dynamo community this is now possible!
In the video below I show four interior elevations on a sheet with the crop region off. The node then toggles the crop on and overrides the crop to a line weight of your choosing!

This was made possible with the help of Danny on the Dynamo forums. http://dynamobim.com/forums/topic/override-projection-lines-color/
This node is now available in Rhythm

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

#DynamoBIM 0.9.0 == Great!

It’s been a while since I have posted an update but this doesn’t mean I haven’t been busy playing with Dynamo!

Since my last update Dynamo 0.9.0 has been released and it is awesome!

  • Search is better


  • Node Library is better organized


  • Preview in Revit blows my mind!



For a more in depth review on Dynamo 0.9.0 refer to Sean Burke’s post here.


I also added a renumber grids by model curve to Rhythm, check out the video below.