Topo By Lines

If you’ve ever used Harry Mattison’s (Boost Your BIM) Revit add-in Topo From Lines, you might have noticed that it hasn’t been updated to either 2015 or 2016. But now you can do the same thing in Dynamo, and I have even created a custom node for this in the Landform package.

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Placing and Modifying Topo Points

I just got back from RTC Europe on Monday, and as a landscape designer I went in with the expectation that there would not be many sessions that would apply directly to the landscape. And in general, that was the case.

However, there was one very applicable session- a Topography lab taught by Joe Banks, from BVN in Brisbane, Australia. I was quite impressed with both the content and overall presentation of the class; Joe is a really funny guy and he has a fair amount of experience working with Topography. And I even learned a few things about placing and modifying Topo points…

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Make Hardscape Follow Topo

Back in July, I posted about the Topo Align app, which is a great little app that you can download from the Autodesk app store, for only $1.99. It has three tools that all modify Topography, including the main tool, Align to Element, which aligns Topo to an edge or set of faces (like a Shape-Edited Floor).

And it is an awesome (and very affordable) app. However, it only aligns Topo to Hardscape. What if you need to align Hardscape to Topography? Turns out, you can do it in Dynamo…

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