Structural Design package version 1.0.5


Three months ago, I published the Structural Design Dynamo package, which supports various structural workflows in Dynamo and Revit. I shared some example scripts based on the package. I also taught a class at AU on this subject.

Since that time, many of you have reached out to me. First, I would like to thank youall for your positive and inspiring feedback!

Many of you have started to use this package on your everyday projects, but some of our international friends found the Geometry.GetWindowDoorOpeningCharacteristics node a bit limited.

In the previous version of the package, some of the parameter names were hard-coded (names of the dimensions of opening type parameters, host thickness).

I have good news to share – version 1.0.5 of the package comes with an updated node.

Now you can find two additional parameters to override default (English) names of parameters.

dimensionParamNames: Names of Revit opening dimension parameters. Default value (a list of two strings): [“Width”, “Height”]

hostThicknessParamName: Name of opening host read-only parameter with its thickness. Default value (string): “Width”

Version 1.1 is coming soon, I will share another update with some new nodes that can help you automate design of 3D frames.


Stay tuned! @tomekf

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Tomasz Fudala

Tomasz Fudala is the Technical Marketing Manager for Structure. He has over 17 years of experience in the software industry and a comprehensive background and vast knowledge of structural solutions in the Autodesk portfolio. With a Structural Engineering background he is responsible for technical sales readiness. He achieved a Master of Science degree in Structural Engineering from the Cracow University of Technology, Poland. Find him on Twitter @tomekf

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    Hi Tomasz. How I can rename(override) default (English) names of opening dimension parameters? I have to add some node to parameter dimensionParamNames? Do you any screenshot or video how to rename this parameter?

    1. Tomasz Fudala
      Tomasz Fudala

      Just connect a list of two strings to the dimensionParamNames input parameter: To create such list simply type ["NewWidthName", "NewHeightName"] in the CodeBlock node.

  2. Théo G

    Thank you for all of you work and documentation ! I have some trouble to find my "dimensionParamName" and the "hostThicknessParamName". How can I find in my French revit version the equivalent ? Where these values are written ? I think others will have some trouble to find out these two values. Thank's in advance.

    1. Tomasz Fudala
      Tomasz Fudala

      In your wall and opening families :)

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    Looking forward to the 1.1 update for the tools that'll help with automatic framing.

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    Looking forward to the 1.1 update for automatic framing.

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