Monday, January 9, 2012

Math Nodes for Dynamo

Previously I have talked a little about Dynamo. I thought Dynamo misses some nodes that are very easy to implement, so I have tried to add those nodes. I should mention here that my work compare to Ian Keough is nothing. In his website he invites those Revit API experts interested in visualizing parametric modeling to help him to perfect his work. I am very into it and spend some hours t understand his code and this is the very easy and simple part that I have added.
Using this nodes I have created an example in Autodesk Revit Mass Family. In this example I have taken one more step in creating chair grids. I have used "Math Node Sum" and Math Node Subtract" to define input for reference point grid.

Using Math Nodes In Dynamo

This still has some limitations that needs more work. It only accepts double numbers yet, which a big limitation. I will work on make it capable of accepting both double and integer. I will keep you posted.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

BIM Based Parametric design

These days I am working on Visualizing Parametric Design for Revit. A very good start has been done by Ian Keough. He is working on a Revit add-in named Dynamo. Dynamo is an early exploration into programming for Revit. I have downloaded the source form github and trying to understand the code. In the next step I will add the "Mathematics Buttons" to Dynamo. Math nodes are very easy to implement, yet missing in Dynamo.

For those of you have problem installing Dynamo here is the process:

  1. Go to the github  and download Dynamo
  2. Click on DynamoInstall
  3. Click on Release
  4. Run setup.exe and restart Revit.
I will add a video of the way of installation for the newest version of Dynamo. I will also provide a video that has an example with Math nodes on it soon.