Luke Johnson recently presciently wrote in a post on his What Revit Wants blog that generative modeling tools excel at what their platform applications excel at. For GC+MicroStation and Grasshopper+Rhino, that’s advanced freeform modeling. For Dynamo+Revit, that’s leveraging, managing and documenting the “I,” or information, in "BIM."
I first saw an example of Dynamo being used to manage BIM information when I posted about the BIM Troublemaker using Dynamo to link Revit with Excel. Lately, I’ve noticed a groundswell of other practical applications of Dynamo as evidenced by the following tweets, several of which come from a post on What Revit Wants.
Renumbering in #Revit got you down? This tutorial by @williamwong will cheer you up #DynamoBIM http://t.co/F38yaydetL pic.twitter.com/vXlgENDgSz— CASE (@case_inc) March 12, 2015
Dynamo script that creates revit sheets from excel drawing register(built checks). Finished #ukbimcrew #DynamoBIM https://t.co/XkygjFTrqh— Brendan cassidy (@brencass86) March 16, 2015
create grids in Revit using @DynamoBIM its easy! Why use #DynamoBIM to do this? See post http://t.co/7h25FnEizZ pic.twitter.com/6iPfwOFrDr— marcello sgambelluri (@marcellosgamb) March 22, 2015
Interesting: Want to view your #Revit Rooms in 3D? You cant in Revit... Use #DynamoBIM http://t.co/Qy5dtCiKuw— David Barco Moreno (@qbimgest) February 5, 2015
Collect Elements in Rooms Across Linked Files, and Write #Room Data Directly to… http://t.co/Qvae4c3AjO #revit— Luke Johnson (@lukeyjohnson) June 4, 2015
How to Check for ##Inplace Families, the #Dynamo Way: I've added this checking node… http://t.co/blliQPAbpe #revit— Luke Johnson (@lukeyjohnson) June 3, 2015
One click construction fence following topography using @DynamoBIM just saved me quite a bit of time! #BIM #Revit pic.twitter.com/do2mPXcmUS— Jeffrey A. Pinheiro (@TheRevitKid) June 15, 2015
Created Entourage/Railing/Planting/Furniture /Door Window container files in minutes not hours. thanks to @DynamoBIM pic.twitter.com/JQ03LNElhT— Aaron Perry (@AaronPerryArch) June 4, 2015
@DynamoBIM Calculate #occupancy load per level using Rooms and Areas & update #tags in a plan automatically. pic.twitter.com/Ozb3QCFSsx— Cesar Escalante (@VCDwhiz) May 6, 2015
Map +300 existing trees in 30 secs #DynamoBIM connects dwg survey points + arborist data + #REVIT #landscape geometry pic.twitter.com/i3GZ5uWK4x— Cesar Escalante (@VCDwhiz) May 21, 2015
600+ rms created, enclosed and labeled in under a minute!!! w/ @DynamoBIM #clockwork #rhynamo & #JBE. #CADinterop pic.twitter.com/V9hewXNtxE— Nicholas Pryor (@nic_pryor) May 20, 2015
keep north arrow symbol aligned w/ project true north in Revit using @DynamoBIM C Pic or Post http://t.co/hCcm41d5dP pic.twitter.com/LalCdW0rKM— marcello sgambelluri (@marcellosgamb) April 7, 2015
Create Levels in Revit using @DynamoBIM its easy! and it just takes 2 Nodes! See Pic and Post http://t.co/I5S1lxiAE8 pic.twitter.com/RaJP2SH9yK— marcello sgambelluri (@marcellosgamb) April 2, 2015
Updated 7/8/2015 to include the following tweets.
Very excited to be sharing our open-source tools for fabrication within @DynamoBIM! http://t.co/haniOsjxiQ #dynamobim #digitalfabrication— becausewecan (@becausewecan) July 6, 2015
kudos to @ptrbyr for this clear explanation on how to build your own @DynamoBIM nodes in multiple ways https://t.co/SzMnrkCEYt— Brian Ringley (@brianringley) July 1, 2015
@mpdiker automatic FormWork in Revit via @DynamoBIM http://t.co/7hru2Qb9oq pic.twitter.com/tx3xatHDkJ— Zach Kron (@ZachKron) June 27, 2015
Calculating window to wall ratio w/ @DynamoBIM to inform design & material selection #DynamoBIMBoston pic.twitter.com/yTUJsyzj12— Kyle C Martin (@KCMarchitect) June 29, 2015
New printing nodes for @DynamoBIM were published to archi-lab package. Get them while there are hot! http://t.co/7F94fB6CZs— Konrad K Sobon (@arch_laboratory) July 6, 2015
So good! Auto pdf naming with @DynamoBIM and driving Revit batch print settings thanks to @arch_laboratory https://t.co/sWOF2JeUzW— Luke Johnson (@lukeyjohnson) July 7, 2015
Get your structural design across platforms with #DynamoSAP: @AutodeskRevit -> @DynamoBIM -> SAP2000 pic.twitter.com/vDCmtDCMTM— Ana García Puyol (@anagpuyol) June 30, 2015
#bumblebee just got published. An Excel Interop for Dynamo that let's you do A LOT MORE than OOTB @DynamoBIM http://t.co/r5NtEkbTBp— Konrad K Sobon (@arch_laboratory) June 30, 2015
Update 2: Added the following tweets on 7/23/2015...
Running a short workshop exercise in flat panels and surface analysis. Thank you for color, @ikeough and @DynamoBIM! pic.twitter.com/qY4hJ61iaZ— Nathan Miller (@archinate) July 23, 2015
Visualizing #residentialdevelopment unit mix with color in @DynamoBIM #DynamoBIMBoston pic.twitter.com/AaabjGoQxg— Kyle C Martin (@KCMarchitect) July 17, 2015
Pt. 3: use @DynamoBIM & #excel #interop to automate space planning creation in @AutodeskRevit #conditionalformatting pic.twitter.com/0vVX0EkSFT— Kyle C Martin (@KCMarchitect) July 17, 2015
And on and on and on...
Don't know Dynamo yet? Should you?
Scripting (like with Dynamo!) is an essential skill for tomorrow's designers. http://t.co/xsIWHfyAjT pic.twitter.com/LGFxHuFQ6r— Dynamo (@DynamoBIM) June 3, 2015
Ready to learn? This might be a good place to start...
Dynamo Primer now available. First chapters of many to come. http://t.co/83F44QfUbj pic.twitter.com/8iGW1LnYxr— Dynamo (@DynamoBIM) May 26, 2015
Related: Other computational modeling related posts.