Renumber Viewports with Dynamo

Since I have been doing a lot more documentation work in Revit these days, I have become significantly more interested in how Dynamo can automate certain documentation tasks. One task that can always drive me crazy (especially in Revit) is renumbering viewports on sheets.

There are several different ways you can renumber viewports. I decided to use a simple ‘pick’ method so I wouldn’t have to do any reordering in Dynamo. This method works well with Continue reading

AU2017 Proposals: Voting is Open

This past Wednesday was the deadline for submitting proposals for Autodesk University 2017. For the first time, Autodesk has introduced a voting process for all proposals, so anyone can go and vote on which proposals they would like to see at AU.

Here is the link to vote. And if you’re interested, here is my proposal:

Think Outside the Building: Practical Tips for Landscapes in Revit (plus Dynamo)

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Establish Coordinates: Acquire Coordinates from a CAD Link

I recently started a new project file at the office, and looking back over the archives, I figured it was a good time to revisit some of my workflows for file set up. At some point since I last posted about establishing coordinates, I discovered on Revit OpEd that you can actually acquire coordinates from a dwg file. Acquiring coordinates is by far the superior method for establishing coordinates. Not only is it more efficient but it is also more accurate and leaves less room for human error.

Steve’s post goes into some good detail about how to clean up your dwg file and also how you can link subsequent CAD files via Shared Coordinates once you establish coordinates. So I would definitely recommend reading his post, but if you are unfamiliar with either the Survey Point or Shared Coordinates, here is the step by step process. Continue reading

Seattle Dynamo User Group First Meeting

For anyone in the Seattle area, the Seattle Dynamo User Group is restarting and we will be having our first meeting next week. The meeting is Wednesday, April 5 from 11:30 to 1:00 at Affiliated Engineers (1601 5th Ave Ste 1400, Seattle, WA). Lunch will be provided, so be sure to RSVP on the MeetUp group page so that we can plan on having enough lunch.

This first meeting Continue reading