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".
*The views and opinions expressed in this blog do not reflect those of my employer.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Pick Selection + Text Input + Dynamo Player = Awesome

So, I have been playing around with Dynamo player quite a bit since it came out.

Initially I was a little bummed out that any OOTB nodes for selection were not working. Luckily this is not true for custom python nodes as pointed out on the forums here, https://forum.dynamobim.com/t/revit-2017-1-dynamo-player/6729/12?u=john_pierson. The funny thing is, this example actually used one of my nodes from Rhythm!

After the ability to select was demonstrated, I decided we neeed some text box input as well. After dissecting a few of Dimitar’s awesome nodes, I finally came up with a solution.

Enter, the Rhythm.TextBoxInput node.

Rhythm.TextBoxInput

This node will provide a popup that allows the user to enter a string to use for whatever is needed.


See it in action below, (there is audio so be warned).

Get it in the latest version of Rhythm and have fun!

-johnP

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Bulk Upgrade #Revit files with #DynamoBIM

We recently needed a workflow to bulk upgrade quite a few Revit files and I didn;t want to do that manually! Luckily, I have been working on some pretty cool application nodes for Rhythm and they worked great in this workflow.
First, let’s see this in action. Basically, we feed the node a directory’s contents (file paths), and it will chug along. The files in this example are from Revit 2016 and the graph is being run in 2017.
bulkUpgrade

Next, what makes this possible?
This is actually made possible with two new nodes that I will be adding to Rhythm by the end of the week.
Document.BackgroundOpen
This allows us to open a revit file without it being visible to the end user. (Awesome!)
Document.BackgroundOpen
Document.Close
This allows us to close the documents we opened with a save option. (Great for upgrades)
Document.Close
Stay tuned for more workflows using these nodes!
And her is the graph I used! (Download the latest version of Rhythm first) https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B3oLhdhnXmutSlJncXZfbUxzYzA
-johnP

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

#dynamo4DailyUse now available on Pluralsight

Everyone,

 

I am very excited to announce that my Dynamo training course, An Introduction to Dynamo for Daily Use Within Revit is now available through Pluralsight.

This course is for beginners and  focuses on integrating Dynamo into every Revit user’s daily workflow. I poured alot into this course and I hope that it helps everyone dive into Dynamo and see it’s real potential for use daily.

Check it out here

An Introduction to Dynamo for Daily Use Within Revit

CufsPwiWEAAptZt

Thank you all for reading and enjoy!

-johnP

Monday, October 3, 2016

Rhythm Updates for #DynamoBIM 1.2.0

This is a first in a series of posts regarding updates to Rhythm for Dynamo 1.2.0.

To get started, the new version of Dynamo deprecated a few of my ndoes! (Which is awesome actually)

2016-09-27 08_15_16-Dynamo

 

Download the new version and have fun! There will be more updates soon.

 

-johnP