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As a prequel to the great post by David Scheers on using Dynamo to help optimize your building design, we thought it would be a good idea to share some info about what Dynamo is and to point you in the right direction if you want to find out more about Dynamo.

First off what id Dynamo:

Dynamo is a visual programming environment for Building Information Modeling.It extends the parametric capabilities of Revit and Vasari with the data and logic environment of a graphical algorithm editor. What makes it unique is that it is an open source project which lets developers and designers extend it not just use it. 


What can you do with Dynamo:

So you may be wondering what you can use Dynamo for? Well the options are only really limited by your imagination. The nice thing is that you can use it even if you do not have any programing skills at all. That is the nice thing about Visual Programming tools, they let you draw your program. We have seen a lot of really amazing things done with Dynamo including a number of Building Performance Analysis related optimization design efforts like the one David blogged about. But it is not limited to that, as you will find out from the tutorials and Vasari Talk videos.


Below are some important links:

Dynamo Download and intro page - It will take you less than 5 min to download and install Dynamo assuming you already have Revit or Vasari Installed.

Learn Dynamo Doc

Dynamo Video Tutorials

Blog with Dynamo news

Tell us what you think:

Check it out and tell us what you think. Have you used Dynamo or a similar visual programming language? What would you like to do with such a tool?