How to set Pilaster Height equal to Grade Beam depth using DynamoBIM (or how to drive an instance parameter with a type parameter in a loadable family)

Someone over at bim forum asked if there is a way to set Pilaster Depth equal to the Depth of a grade beam.The simple answer is yes. There are many ways to do this but the simplest way would be to change the grade beam from top justification to bottom and then just get and set […]

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Want to Select all Loadable Revit Family Instances Using DynamoBIM? Its easy if you could understand the naming used within each node…

I created this post because I wanted to help clear up some of the confusion when DynamoBIM users want to select all the Loadable Revit Family Instances using DynamoBIM. Its easy and it only takes 2 nodes but the naming found within each node could be very confusing. So first add a Family Type selection […]

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What are the real Category Names in DynamoBIM? … It Depends….

Yes it depends on what node you are using.For example if you want to use the Category as a string for input into a Category.ByName Node then you would have to NOT call it “Rooms” you would have to call it “OST_Rooms” To confuse you further the Category names shown in the Category selection node […]

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ImportInstance.ByGeometries DynamoBIM Node explained

I decided to create this post to explain what is really created when you use the ImportInstance.ByGeometries Node in DynamoBIM…. as shown per this blog  post regarding 3D Room Geometry. It turns out the ImportInstance.ByGeometries Node does the following 1. creates “3D Geometry” as an exported .SAT file 2. names the SAT file the element GUID  3. […]

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Want 3D Rooms in Revit? Use DynamoBIM

It is possible to CREATE 3D objects in Revit based on room geometry.How? USE DYNAMO!Why? Because Rooms in Revit are 2D elements.Its simply. Just follow the steps below (Also summarized in the image below) Step 1Place these 4 nodes as shown and wire them up….(Catergories, All Elements of Category,  Element.Geometry,  InportInstance.ByGeometries) Step 2Click Run ….you will […]

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Revit Family Selection Node Names in Dynamo are a little confusing. This is what they really represent…

Selecting family types and family instances in Revit using Dynamo could be a little confusing because the naming of nodes in Dynamo does not always make sense to the Revit UI user.I have created a table and image of what  the Dynamo family selection nodes and what they really mean and hopefully this will help […]

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What is a vector in Dynamo? Its not a point

What is a vector in Dynamo? Its not a point In Dynamo its a little confusing just exactly what vectors are….because Dynamo uses slightly differently wording than the typical nomenclature you see in the math books. And….and its easy to get points and vectors mixed up. In Dynamo Vectors typically are used to describe a […]

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