Monday, May 11, 2015

What is Autodesk Dynamo Studio?

From the DynamoBIM blog...

The Dynamo team at Autodesk has been cooking up a piece of software based on the core open source Dynamo technology that rolls it together with some closed source Autodesk stuff (Geometry tools, ability to sign in to cloud services, stuff like that), set to officially launch at the AIA convention in Atlanta [this week]. For some of you, Dynamo Studio might not change a thing about how you use and interact with Dynamo. We are going to continue building and posting the existing Dynamo for Revit installer on and the whole open source toolkit is going to remain unchanged. We’re going to continue to provide the sandbox/standalone environment that many of you are already using.

What will change is that a version of Dynamo with all the geometric tools and package manager access that current Revit users have will be available to people who do not have Revit installed. That is, non-Revit users will now be able to get a “sandbox” version of Dynamo, similar to what many of you have been using already. We are hoping that this will allow us to expand out to a broader group of people and provide a way to streamline delivery of functionality that is harder to send out via Dynamo for Revit. For those of you in education, we hope this can become a more widely accessible teaching tool. For folks in offices, we hope this can be a bridge between non-Revit users and Revit based projects. We hope this enables you to work on Dynamo sketches on the subway, or talk with consultants and collaborators across other platforms like Navis and Rhino, and open up computation to users beyond traditional BIM.

We’d like to hear from you, the Dynamo builders, expanders, and early adopters, about what you think of an “Autodesk Dynamo”, what your thoughts and concerns are. At the same time that we are doing an official Autodesk application, we also have loads of backing within the company to keep the open source core of Dynamo active, and want to increase access to Dynamo as an independent computational platform.

There's more information available on the DynamoBIM blog.


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