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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

#DynamoBIM 1.2.0 Release Candidate Review

This last week I saw a tweet from Mister Zach Kron regarding the new version of Dynamo set to be released and it sounded exciting!

tweet

 

After seeing that tweet I also saw this forum post. https://forum.dynamobim.com/t/1-2-0-release-candidate-available-for-review/6135

So I went ahead and downloaded the latest version and tested away! Below are some of the nodes I am most excited about, this post is definitely longer than 60 seconds.

First up, some detail line love. Clockwork was my resource for this previously.

DetailCurve.ByCurve

DetailCurve.SetCurve

Next, is dimension creation. Which is awesome! Oh the possibilities!

Dimension.ByElements

Element.GetCategory – So useful! I actually added this to Rhythm about a year ago.

Element.GetCategory

Element location nodes – Once again, Clockwork was my resource for this before.

Element.Location

Element.SetLocation

FamilyInstance.GetHost (Clockwork again)

FamilyInstance.GetHost

FamilyInstance.GetType (Clockwork again..)

FamilyInstance.GetType

FilledRegion.ByCurves – very useful for documentation. archi-LAB was the only person to previously have filled region tools.

FilledRegion.ByCurves

The Dynamo team has also added the ability to create filters!!

ParameterFilterElement.ByRules

ParameterFilterElement.ByRules2

Tagging additions are in here as well! (With 3d preview too)

Tag.ByElement

Tag.TaggedElement-Tag.TagText

View filter love as well. (The Revit API apparently allows you to add filters to views with templates without adding to template, scary)

View.AddFilter

View.Filters

*Update 09.22.2016

I have also went ahead and taken a look at the shared parameter node. Very cool way to automate addition of shared parameters. Be aware that this does modify whatever shared parameter is currently set in your Revit window. It will also run into issues if the parameter already exists.

Parameter.CreateSharedParameter

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There is way more to cover, but I wanted to share this stuff because I was so excited! See Marcello’s post for text note info as well.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Project Fractal

Is awesome. I’ve finally managed to get my hands on a Dynamo studio license, and I think it is safe to say, I AM PUMPED! So far I have been testing to see what size of data sets Project Fractal can handle. So why not throw thousands of bricks at it?

randomBrick-fractal

I have a lot of ideas and I will share as I run through them. (*cough* parking lot generation *cough*)

-johnP