Create a Solid Tetrahedron in Revit using DynamoBIM

One of the SimplyComplex Blog Readers asked me a very interesting question that I thought initially had a very simple answer… The Question was… How do I make a Solid….. Yes Solid…. Tetrahedron in Revit…? What is a Tetrahedron? It’s the simplest solid with the least amount of sides (like a pyramid in Egypt) So. […]

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DYNAMO “LIST AT LEVEL” FEATURE EXPLAINED

There is a new feature to help you manage your lists in DynamoBIM version 1.2 and greater… its called “list at level” and it allows you to operate at different levels within nested lists. In many cases it will replace the need to use list.map, list.combine, and many other list management nodes. Want to learn […]

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Find the Families in your Revit Project that have Embedded DWG mesh files. Use Dynamo BIM

Have you ever wondered if the families in your Revit project contain meshes? Families that contain meshes, most of the time, mean that they have one or more imported DWG files embedded in them. Well, if you are slightly curious then simply open your Revit Project and place the nodes shown in the image below. […]

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Find the surface area of structural beams using Dynamo BIM!

Its easy to find the total area of each type of structural beam in Revit. Just use Dynamo! See the image below and add the nodes shown. I was inspired to show this workflow because a contractor friend of mine asked me how they could calculate all the surface areas from each steel beam type […]

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Deciding on Which Classes to Propose for Conferences in 2017

I have been getting a lot of questions about which classes I will be teaching in 2017 and I thought it would be fun to show you how I decide which classes to propose each year. It starts with me making a list of all the classes that I Previously have taught since 2012. See […]

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Use DynamoBIM to Align with Offset for beams

I have noticed that the Revit community on more than one occasion has requested to have the Align Tool add an “offset” option. See Here for an example. Well I am happy to report that with the new Dynamo 1.2 enhancements and the new “Element.SetLocation” node it is now possible…at least in some cases. Lets […]

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Create Text Note Objects using OOTB DynamoBIM Nodes

Its finally here! As far as I know is this the first annotation object that you could create in Revit using OOTB Dynamo nodes. To create the text note(s) simply follow the image below. There will be more advanced text note creation images to follow. Note that this text note creation node is only available […]

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Beware the Blue Wire! Get the True Location of the Revit Beam Curve Using Dynamo

You could  get the beam curve, or what I like to call “the blue wire”, from your Revit Beams using the OOTB “StructuralFraming.Location” node. You would expect (as I did) that the beam curve or “work line” of the beam would be located at the TOP CENTER of the beam. However, if your beam’s “Z” Offset […]

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