Dynamo

  • What’s New
    With Autodesk University 2019 unfolding this week, it’s a perfect time to introduce new functionalities in Dynamo that will empower structural engineers to bring automation into their steel connection workflows. With the Revit 2020.2 point release, new Dynamo nodes and sample scripts bridge the gap between structural analysis and modelling phases, enabling standardization and faster […]

  • Structural Analysis
    In the Part 1 of this topic I demonstrated how to leverage the portal frame Dynamo geometry to create its analytical model representation in Robot Structural Analysis Professional.  I also introduced the Structural Analysis for Dynamo package that enables parametric modeling and structural analysis workflows in Dynamo and Robot Structural Analysis Professional. I ended the […]

  • Structural Analysis
    In my previous post I showed you how to create a fully parametrized portal frame geometry in the Dynamo environment. After the Dynamo geometry is set, you can create the analytical model representation of this geometry in the Robot Structural Analysis Professional environment. The Structural Analysis for Dynamo package enables parametric modeling and structural analysis […]

  • Structure
    In this post I would like to show you how to create a fully parametrized portal frame geometry in the Dynamo environment. Recently, I added a few Dynamo nodes to the Structural Design package (version 1.1) to help you create such structural geometry. Generally portal frames are used for single-story buildings, but they can also […]

  • Structure
    Autodesk Revit 2020 delivers several new functionalities. One that stands out from the rest was created for the structural engineer. Steel Connections for Dynamo and its sample scripts will help engineers to work more productively when modelling, placing steel connections, optimizing design and material consumption.  Dynamo for Revit users can create rules for adding steel connections on a structure or a selected part of it, based on new Dynamo nodes that are grouped under a new package called Autodesk Steel […]

  • Architecture
    I wanted to share some news with you about our early stage concept modeling tool, FormIt.  This week FormIt has had a major update and we’re pleased to announce that FormIt v17 is now available!  FormIt is a solid modeler, that enables enhanced shape manipulation, and is typically used to express early-stage building design ideas. […]

  • Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel 2019
    Steel Detailing
    Autodesk recently released the Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel 2019, which helps structural engineers drive the geometry and behavior of Advance Steel elements from Dynamo. The Dynamo Extension for Advance Steel adds the functionalities of Dynamo to Advance Steel, to help you quickly generate complex structures using Advance Steel beams and plates. You can assign […]

  • Structure
    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 […]

  • Structure
    In this blog post, I’ll continue the subject I started a few weeks ago. In Part 1 I covered how structural engineers and detailers can automate reinforcement designs with Dynamo in the example of straight rebars around window and door openings. Let’s extend the functionality of the script by adding additional rebars for wall openings. […]

  • Structure
    In this blog post I would like to demonstrate how to automate reinforcement designs with the Dynamo graphical programming interface using the example of standard rebar designs for window and door openings. Revit 2019.1 comes with Dynamo 1.3.3 preinstalled, however the workflows covered in this blog post are compatible with Dynamo 2.0. When you try […]

  • Using inputs in Dynamo player
    Uncategorized
    By now you have surely heard of the Dynamo Player, the awesome little tool for running Dynamo scripts (graphs) in the background in Revit. If you have not heard of it, it is available in Revit 2017.2 and up and appears in the Manage tab, next to Dynamo. Dynamo is a tool for generative design […]

  • Computational Design
    In this post of the Structural Precast series I would like to show you how in Revit we can easily add grout tubes and tubes on top to precast walls. Grout tube and tube on top are families that come with the installation of Structural Precast Extension for Revit. They are both face-based families. When […]

  • Computational Design
    The visual programming interface of Dynamo for Revit is enabling structural engineers with the tools to build structural models with minimal energy and make their own structural design tools. In the early stages of the structural design structural engineers and designers can use Dynamo for Revit to interpret the architectural model and explore ways to […]

  • Product news
    The Autodesk Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Collection gives you access to a set of integrated tools — including Revit — that equip you to meet any project challenge – now and in the future.  Here’s the full list of products and services included in an AEC Collection subscription. MEP engineers and detailers using Revit may […]

  • Tips, tricks & tutorials
    Let’s take a look at a clash detection workflow between Revit, Dynamo Studio, and Navisworks Manage that can help improve design optimization and efficiencies in building design coordination. This workflow streams clash results between MEP and structural designs using a live link between Revit and Navisworks with Dynamo, and improves clash detection throughout the Building Information […]