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Monday, November 7, 2016

Open #Revit files in the background with #DynamoBIM

I have been working on some pretty cool nodes in the background, that deal with opening Revit files in the background.

Document.BackgroundOpen

Document.BackgroundOpen is now in Rhythm. This node is really special, because it enables all sorts of cool operability with Revit files that are not currently open otherwise. Pretty much any input that takes a document can use this node.

Here it is in action, opening a project in background.

backgroundOpen

Why is this exciting? Well first of all this method can be used to Bulk Upgrade Revit files.

This process + another new node can also be used to copy elements from another project. Like wall types!

Enter, All Elements of Type in Document and the Element.CopyFromDocument Nodes

All Elements of Type in Document

Element.CopyFromDocument

And here is that process in action

loadFromFile

Have fun!

johnP

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