ASLA 2019: Session Dataset

Some of you may know that I presented at ASLA in San Diego this past November. The session was Zero to One: Open Your Practice to the World of BIM.

My portion of the session was a live demonstration of Revit, plus some Dynamo. Here is a link to download the session data set, which includes a Revit file, a few AutoCAD files, three Dynamo scripts, and associated Dynamo packages.

File Requirements:
• Revit 2019
• Dynamo 1.3.3

I plan to do a series of posts over the next few weeks that will recap what I covered in the session. Stay tuned!


Parking Content (feat. Aaron Maller)

I came across this video that Aaron Maller posted a few days ago and I thought it was worth sharing. In it, Aaron is simply laying out some Parking families in Revit, but it is interesting to see the various ways in which people build and use their own content. There are almost always things that you can learn from other people to improve your own methods and content.

Continue reading

Parametric Wood Fence

It is easy to forget how often fences are used on projects. If nothing else, they are often used to enclose dumpsters. Here is a wood fence, the first in a line of fences and gates.

Any family can be as simple or complex as you want it to be. I prefer creating more complex parameter-driven families that can be used to create many different types. So in this fence family the height, length(span), post, rail, picket size, and spacing are all entirely adjustable.

Since this is a wood fence, the length of the fence will actually adjust based on the picket size and spacing. You can see the actual length in Length_Actual.


Continue reading