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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Rhythm for Dynamo on github

I am pleased to announce that I now have a repository for Rhythm on github. This offers users the option to issue pull requests to improve Rhythm. But the main reason I did this is so I can keep track of what I am updating as Rhythm develops and grows.

If you want to offer improvements to Rhythm please go check it out at the github page and submit pull requests. (And of course you can still email me as well)



Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Rhythm Cleanup and Updates for Override Nodes

Rhythm has been updated to include some cleanup of the following nodes. I have renamed them to better reflect the Dynamo naming standards. This means if you previously used these nodes they are found under a different name now.

I have also bundled in a few more nodes that I will discuss in greater detail later. But for now I need to get my RTCNA abstracts submitted!


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Mullion Organization in #Revit with #DynamoBIM


Recently we had someone ask how to randomize vertical mullion placement on a curtain wall. Specifically for a metal panel wall.

Enter #DynamoBIM. Rather than place them we decided to delete a random amount of the vertical mullions. Fortunately and unfortunately Dynamo organizes items by their ElementID. This caused the creation of the following node.

imageIt will sort a host’s (curtain wall’s) mullions by the direction they are going. This then enables us to delete a random amount of vertical mullions or whatever we need!


The video below shows this process.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

#AU2015 [Day == 2..3..1]

AU2015 has come and gone and I feel inspired! Day 2 included some great learning opportunities for Dynamo and 3DSMax as well. We wrapped the night up by attending a few awesome parties. We wound up spending a good amount of time at the drINK event and had some fun with a few Lenovo tablets. 

We installed Dynamo on them because for some reason they left it out! 

Thursday was equally as awesome because I had the opportunity to assist in an awesome lab by none other than Marcello Sgambelluri. 

Just look at all of those people learning New and Exciting Rotation Methods! 

Thursday also allowed for my colleagues and I to obtain some more certifications.

And we were able to have a blast at the Bash to the Future party! 

Well that's it for AU2015, I look forward to seeing you all at the next one. Go get some rest!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

#AU2015 Day [1]

Well day one has come and gone and it was exhilarating to say the least. 

Started out with the Revit cow man himself, Marcello Sgambelluri. He rocked the stage with some More Practical Dynamo. Also, he's using C# now, so watch out world!
 After that was the opening session which was very inspiring.

I then rounded out the day with some more Dynamo from Jason Boehning who is both knowledgeable and very approachable. 

Towards the last bit of the day I decided to go ahead and take my chances at a Revit Architecture exam and I passed!
To my surprise the test was a little more difficult than before and there was no line either!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

#AU2015 Day [0]

The pre conference events of AU2015 are done. Woah was it a crazy day of DynamoBIM! 

The morning session kicked off with the evangelist himself, Colin McCrone. 

After that we were fortunate enough to see some awesome workflows from some bad monkeys, Andreas and Marcello. 

After the monkey business we were shown some excel awesomeness from Nate Miller. One thing I learned, pivot charts rock!

Last but not least was Brian Ringley. He showed some great analysis techniques that I'm sure we will use. But most importantly here's how you weave a list. 

I needed that last week!

Also, this year I have a bunch of my colleagues with me who are learning DynamoBIM from the masters. I'm so proud. 

Well, see you all today for Day[1]