Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dynamo 0.3.4 for Revit and Vasari Released

It's been quite a while since I last blogged about Dynamo, the free visual programming environment for BIM. In fact, I completely overlooked Revit support being added in version 0.2.0 last December!

A new build, 0.3.4, was released on May 28th.

Dynamo is a visual programming environment for Building Information Modeling. While Revit and Vasari are already parametric, Dynamo extends and enhances the capabilities of these BIM tools with the abstracted data and logic environment of a graphical algorithm editor, and allows users to share their work with others less inclined to write code themselves.

Dynamo is an open-source project and anyone with a programming background can download the source, build, extend and contribute back to the community. To learn more about the code, download the latest source, or contribute back, visit the Dynamo site on gitHub. The current version runs on top of Revit 2013 and Vasari Beta 2 and 3. 

New Features in April 2013 Release 0.3.0


    Dynamo now works alongside Revit Python Shell and other conflicting addins
    Solar Radiation example works
    More stability

New and Updated Nodes

    Adaptive Components
    Formulas using N-Calc syntax
    Compute Face Derivatives
    Project Points on Curves and Faces
    Extract Solids, Faces, and Edges from elements
    Evaluation of Curves and Edges
    Selection of Imports, Host objects, Edges, Faces and Solids from Element
    Watch3d improvements
    Python node Autocomplete (in progress and only in Revit)

Functionality and UI

    Appearance Cleanup
    Preview geometry in Dynamo Background
    Category and Node Browsing Improvements
    Ability to pass lists into nodes (Lacing and auto-mapping of lists)
    New Node appearance
    Graph retains memory and parametric control of elements created in previous sessions


    MVVM standardization


    Adaptive Component Placement
    Face Extraction from Solids
    Create Point Sequence
    Some existing sample cleanup

There's more information available on gitHub.

Credit: the Buildz blog.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I have started to work on Revit, coz it started to have a cool plugins that do a parametric design