Finding the boundary lines of an element is something that I have been trying to do in Dynamo for a little while now. There are several different tasks that you can automate in Revit once you have the boundaries of an element. First, you can automatically draw Area Boundary Lines for your planting plans. And particularly for Floors, you can use boundary lines to create duplicate Floors.
So I was quite pleased to discover Collector.ElementSketch in Spring Nodes. Continue reading
I have a slight update and correction to last week’s post, Match Adjacent Floor Points. A reader pointed out that the definition also reset all non-adjacent points to zero. So, I went back and modified the node and the definition so Continue reading
Continuing with last week’s theme of automating Slab Shape editing, another useful function that can be done in Dynamo is matching adjacent Floor points. So if you’ve taken the time to modify the points of one Floor, you can automatically match the adjacent (or overlapping) points of another Floor.
In Revit, Toposurfaces are Mesh elements. By definition, a mesh contains points, edges, and faces. Topos are always more manageable to edit when they have fewer points and edges, but all of those edges can also make them appear unrealistic.
There are a variety of methods you can use to smooth out those edges, but one of the quickest ways to do this is to convert the Topo into a Nurbs Surfaces (in Dynamo, of course).