Map Existing Trees with Survey Data

If you have to model an existing landscape in Revit, Dynamo can be an excellent tool to automate that process. Not only can you quickly create existing hardscape (that follows Topo), but you can also automatically place and size existing trees using survey data.

In fact, you can use this process to automatically place any element that exists in your AutoCAD survey as a block.

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Sorting Points

As follow-up to a previous post, Plant Connector Detail Lines via Dynamo, a reader suggested that the plantings could be sorted a few different ways, including by x and y coordinate values and by distance from another point. I thought these were both good ideas, so I went ahead and made a few nodes that can do just that.

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Plant Connector Detail Lines

When annotating Planting Plans, it is a fairly common technique to use connector lines in order to show a grouping of plants that are all the same species. These connector lines are usually shown in straight lines or in arcs. Here is an example of straight lines:


Since Revit does not really have any landscape-driven tools, there is no tool that allows you to do this automatically. But this is a perfect application for Dynamo. Continue reading

Automatically Place Plantings in Areas

One of the pitfalls of using Areas as planting areas is that Areas do not have any 3d representation. This can become an even bigger issue if you want to create a rendering that shows the plants in those Areas.

But with Dynamo, you can automatically place individual Planting components in their respective Areas based on their spacing and types.

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