How to install or update DynamoBIM

DynamoBIM is a free open source program that also acts as an addin for Revit. Are you worried about addins to Revit? Since DynamoBIM’s development is supported by Autodesk the download and install is seemless with Revit.If you needed to install it or need anyone else to install it.Go to DynamoBIM.org click download and install […]

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How to create grids in Revit using DynamoBIM

Its easy to create grids in Revit using DynamoBIM.If you use design script then it only takes two nodes.The image below summarizes this process.The key is to use range values that I discussed in a previous post here and then multiple grids will be generated. This example only shows grids in one direction. If you wanted […]

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How do you know you selected a Revit Element using DynamoBIM?

 I thought I would make a simple Blog Post explaining how DynamoBIM “tells” the user it has selected a Revit Element from a Revit File. Why write a blog post about this?? Well, for starters its not obvious to the everyday Revit UI user because when you select an element in Revit it turns BLUE! […]

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Want to create a list or nested list in DynamoBIM? Use Design Script

Creating a single list in DynamoBIM is easy. You could use the List.Create Node or Design Script they both only require 1 node.However, if you want to make a nested list or two lists within a list then it would require 3 List.Create nodes but only 1 Node that uses Design Script. The Design Script […]

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Ranged Expressions using Design Script in DynamoBIM

Generating a number sequence in DynamoBIM using Design Script is easy. It is also easy to forget the “format”… and then you start asking yourself…what goes first… the amount of steps or the start of the sequence…? The following image summarizes (most) of what you need to know to generate a ranged expression in DynamoBIM. […]

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Ever wanted to use the Revit “Repeater” Command on a Loadable family other than an Adaptive Component?

Currently in Revit you are only allowed “repeat” an adaptive component family. What if you want to repeat a planting family or some other family other than an AC along a path? It is possible with DynamoBIM!Its easy and it only takes 6 nodes. Follow the steps below. Draw a curve or path that you […]

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How to Set a Type parameter in a loadable family using DynamoBIM

Setting a Type Parameter in a loadable family is easy.Its a bit different than Setting an Instance Parameter in a Loadable family.If you are not familiar with how to “GET” a Type parameter in a loadable family see my previous post. The “Family Types” node selects all the loadable family TYPES and therefore you could […]

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