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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

3 comments:

  1. This is just what I was looking for. I just wondered if you had added these to the latest Rhythm package, as I can not find the 2 nodes in the latest Rhythm package (1.11.2016). I am Running Dynamo 1.2.

    Thanks

    Richard

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    1. Still cleaning up the nodes a bit. Will post by the end of the week with the graph.

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    2. The nodes are in Rhythm now. And I attached the graph above.

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