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.
Working with Slab Shape Floors in Revit can be a tedious process. There are two options for creating sloping Floors: use a Slope Arrow for a single slope across the entire Floor or convert the Floor to a Slab Shape and modify its points and edges. Unfortunately, there is no way to combine these two methods in the Revit UI.
Ideally, you would be able to start with a Floor, give it a single slope, and then convert it into a Slab Shape. But of course, this is possible with the Revit API and can even be done with Dynamo.