Now that most of my posts are focused around Dynamo, I have noticed that many people leaving comments here are trying to troubleshoot a problem that they are having in Dynamo. Even though this might not be the best forum for troubleshooting issues (I would recommend the Dynamo Forum, instead), I have also noticed some simple and recurring issues that multiple people seem to be having. So this post an effort to address some common Dynamo issues and point out some features that you might not know about.
The third and final article about BIM and Revit in landscape architecture is now up on World Landscape Architecture:
As a landscape architect, I am sometimes asked by architects ‘Why do you use Revit?’ And the answer is quite simple: for all of the same reasons that architects and building engineers do. This may seem obvious to anyone familiar with the program and its capabilities, but to the uninitiated this explanation is not sufficient.
So to more clearly explain the benefits of using Revit, I created this diagram which outlines seven main points as they relate to several larger, overarching concepts: information, automation, and collaboration. Most of these benefits overlap in various ways and can also be found in other BIM software, so it is worth noting that they are not necessarily unique to Revit.
After a bit of a hiatus, my second article about BIM and Revit in landscape architecture is now up on World Landscape Architecture:
Anyone who is familiar with BIM and BIM software has almost undoubtedly heard of Revit. Revit is a fairly popular BIM platform, particularly among architects and building engineers. It is less commonly used by landscape architects, and is frequently declared as “unsuitable” for landscape modeling. Yet the reasons behind this verdict are often left unexplained, which is not helpful for those who would like to understand more about Revit and the BIM process.
So in an effort to share more specific and useful information pertaining to BIM and landscape architecture, here are some of the biggest issues and challenges that I have discovered while using Revit, both generally and as a landscape architect.
Revit does not have any built-in tools for modeling water, though I have previously shown how you can Model Water with Topo. But this method is more of a workaround and it does not work particularly well in section.
Now with Dynamo geometry tools and a couple of nodes from Spring Nodes, you can create a solid water element that perfectly follows your Topography.