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June 18, 2018

Another phrase out of a song that is persistently stuck in the back of my head…

Now – next step in the saga of creating a better copy-and-monitor workflow in Revit.

Back to levels – target project (empty) in front, source project (with lots a levels in the back):

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This workflow reads the levels – including their type names:

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Writing it back to the target project uses this workflow:

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And the result:

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There is an Excel File involved in the workflow:

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Which basically means that at this point of the workflow we could remap things… which IMHO opens a lot of opportunities…

Tonight, life is good (wall workflow pending for the rest of this week… first steps done)…

 

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Reinventing…

June 16, 2018

A rouge idea – in Revit, the copy-monitor process is – quite honestly, I can’t really get it to work…

So – let’s reinvent it – disclaimer, this is just a start…

Dynamo – let’s record the levels of a project:

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Subsequently we can recreate those levels  in a clean new project:

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First step done – walls following soon, then the structural stuff – if anybody out there is interested in that kind of stuff – get me at this email.

Indeed, life is good…

 

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Analysis…

June 1, 2018

Frame by Frame – Analysis.. another challenge another song – let’s get to the core. Structural Model of size and all transactions in Revit take forever…

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Dynamo – as usual – to the rescue:

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What we have here is a simple toggle switch – what was analytical enabled becomes disabled and vice versa…

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No rocket science involved but the speed gain for editing is significant – now it’s fun to move walls again… as would it have been ever but that is a different strory, so time for eye-candy of sorts:

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as well as…

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And life is good…

 

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Looks, Looks, Looks

May 12, 2018

A continuation of a previous post – here at Livingroomcraftz we think we have cracked a really tough nut:

Objective: Take a model made up out of some conduits and electrical equipment and create a 2D schematic representation that proportionally is true to the actual model.

Hmm.. take a look at the model:

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The Dynamo script behind it:

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And the result:

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Insert a new item into the circuit:

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Rerun the script:

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See the difference – now this opens up a wide field of exploration… The key to get positioning sorted was calculating the relative distance as shown here:

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(The evil eye antenna is looking at it’s children – joke..)

More to come – if you are interested in this kind of stuff ping us at this email address.

And life is getting there being good…

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Time is on my side…

May 5, 2018

Indeed, we here at Livingroomcraftz have been busy with all sorts of things so – no time for blogging.

Nonetheless – our creep in the cellar posted this.

Interesting work in progress.

Apart of that – box fitting time – how many boxes 1x1x1m can we fit on the property:

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Floor plan:

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Dynamo:

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Pull it here.

The result is basically voxels you can count – some fancy UI:

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And the result:

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And life is good…

PS.: if you are patient and play with the box sizes the result becomes mire detailed…

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That’s fun… the theory behind it is here.

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A Pattern language

April 1, 2018

We have a scaffolding here:

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We need anchors to fix it at a checkerboard pattern – every second element in a story…

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The Dynamo behind it is like this:

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If you are interested – let me know… Dynamo here.

Life is slowly getting better…

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Movie times…

March 31, 2018

We put stuff on YouTube:

Place Elements.

Change Parameters in multiple Elements.

Change Parameters in a single row

The piece de resistance – propagate changes..

Propagate change in an assembly..

And finally – a 20 minute Dynamo – just move it all to create a corner – to be demonstrated in more detail

Move elements.

Not too bad for a Saturday afternoon…

And life is (almost) good…

Get some Popcorn…

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Win through being cool…

March 31, 2018

Well, sane people enjoy holidays, sane people enjoy weekends, sane people… people with a condition described as morbus dynamoensis do Dynamo at those days.

But the stuff we did today is too cool not to be shared. And – other than usual – we won’t walk you through all the Dynamos – instead we invite you to send a message if you are really interested in how the stuff works.

Let me just show you a little teaser – here is this complex scaffolding assembly – constructed with a Dynamo script.

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Note the line on the top left end of the structure. And remember that all the elements are still single parts.

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First script will move all parts along the line:

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Result:

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And after selecting a single element in the scaffolding:

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All moved. Note the detail:

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As said above – this is just a tease for a variety of scripts to follow. You are interested? Send us a message…

Some more stuff…

From here:

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To here:

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In a single step:

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The Dynamo is here:

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More to come the upcoming days. And life is (almost) good…

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What’s inside the box?

March 17, 2018

We recently got the following inquiry: there is a model consisting out of walls, beams, columns and floors.

All of the structural elements are made out of concrete.

We want to draw a random box and get the exact amount of concrete for structural elements by category that is within the box. If an element is partially cut by the box, we want it sliced by the box and the part within the box added to it.

Here is the Dynamo that does exactly that:

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Let’s dissect that:

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Here we get the user input – the box and the category of elements to take into account

Next we got to do a clash detection between the elements collected and – here I need to emphasize how great I find Bimorph Nodes – the performance difference is dramatic.

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Now we check if elements are structural:

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Then we pull the geometry of elements, cut them by the box and pull the volume

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And – to make things snazzy we try to visualize that in Revit and Dynamo:

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In Revit we do that by using the following nodes:

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It honestly does not show too much – that’s why we use the Watch3D node as a proof of our results – here we can see that the elements are cut back by the box:

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And life is – getting better…

 

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A quick one…

March 4, 2018

Category – 50 seconds Dynamo. It was not the greatest day of days today, lot’s of work and the server decided to do a Windows Update which basically consumed modt of todays productive time.

Nonetheless, jumping into preparations for a new project we started to lay out the grids and lo and behold we wanted to be clean and start with Grid 1 vertically and Grind A horizontally.

At Grid one we got the infamous warning:

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The only problem was – Grid 1 was nowhere to be found in the project. So we had a choice of 2 – searching for half an hour to find the mysterious Grid 1 or building a Dynamo – in 50 seconds.

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Done – Grid 1 is nuked out of the system and the name can now be reassigned. That’s essentially what I like about Dynamo, quick and easy stuff.

Life get’s better…

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