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Revit BuiltInCategory Enumeration (2018.3)

I searched and searched for hours and still have not found a list of all members of the BuiltInCategory enum along with their hashcodes.  This is very helpful for working with shared parameters which need the DATACATEGORY value, as you cannot use the name of the built-in category (Revit looks for the hashcode in the … Continue reading Revit BuiltInCategory Enumeration (2018.3)

Use Dynamo to Transfer Phase Data to Bound Revit Models

This workflow was created as a request from @PhilosophyBIM on Twitter To @DynamoBIM guru, any way to automate the phase mapping to revit elements? I have a linked model binded to another file & lost all Phases. — Philip Chan (@PhilosophyBIM) September 26, 2017 The issue arises when binding a linked model in Revit. If … Continue reading Use Dynamo to Transfer Phase Data to Bound Revit Models

Dynamo Graph to push Space data into COBie.Component.Space including elements above the ceiling (MEP)

Here is a graph that I’ve thrown together that pushes the Revit Space number  into the COBie parameter “COBie.Component.Space” for elements that are within the Space, including elements above the ceiling. Note that in order for this to include the elements in the area above ceilings (i.e., mechanical and electrical equipment), your spaces must use … Continue reading Dynamo Graph to push Space data into COBie.Component.Space including elements above the ceiling (MEP)

BIMxDB v0.0.2 Published – Store Revit Data in SQLite Database

To supplement the BIMxHTML Dynamo package, I published a second package called BIMxDB. This package will contain several custom nodes for exporting Revit data to different types of databases. For now, my focus is SQLite and the current node that is in the package is Export.SQLite.ParameterData.TimeStamped. This custom node creates a table in the SQLite … Continue reading BIMxDB v0.0.2 Published – Store Revit Data in SQLite Database

BIMxHTML v0.0.8 – More Custom Nodes to Generate Google Charts

It looks like there has been some interest in the BIMxHTML Dynamo package and its encouraged me to develop some custom nodes to simplify the display of Google Charts using pure Dynamo. The Custom Nodes Download the sample files below to get a good example of how to use these nodes. Essentially, they output an … Continue reading BIMxHTML v0.0.8 – More Custom Nodes to Generate Google Charts

BIMxHTML – A Dynamo Package to Generate Web Pages

All of the excitement revolving around generating dashboards using Power BI made me wonder: Can we leverage Dynamo to create web pages that display data directly from a Revit model? The goal would be to create a powerful, free alternative to generating web-based content using simple HTML code. Needless to say, the gears have been … Continue reading BIMxHTML – A Dynamo Package to Generate Web Pages

Use Dynamo to delete all views in Revit

I have been working on a Dynamo Workflow that will purge out all views and sheets from a Revit model. Yes, there are several add-ins that currently accomplish this task, however I eventually want to create a “Super Purge” Workflow that will purge a model of all views, sheets, and elements for me. More on … Continue reading Use Dynamo to delete all views in Revit

IronPython UI Generator and Script Library for Autodesk Revit

I just stumbled on this script library for Revit users who wish to use Python with the Revit API. In it’s simplest form, it’s a folder of IronPython .py scripts for Autodesk Revit. Check it out on GitHub: https://github.com/eirannejad/pyRevit There is plenty of example code written in Python that you can refer to when learning to create … Continue reading IronPython UI Generator and Script Library for Autodesk Revit

Best Practices: Managing Sheet Lists in Revit

The task of managing drawing lists has typically been a daunting one; Particularly on large projects. With the dawn of Revit adoption, we now have some options to make document control a little easier. Avoid Two Sets of Data When Possible You’ve heard this one a hundred times when using schedules on your drawings. If … Continue reading Best Practices: Managing Sheet Lists in Revit

Copy a Legend to Multiple Sheets in Revit

The good folks over at Boost Your BIM have posted a macro for copying a legend to multiple sheets. It works really well, but I wonder if anyone would like to take on the challenge of doing something similar in Dynamo. public void legendOnSheets() { Document doc = this.ActiveUIDocument.Document; // create list of element ids for … Continue reading Copy a Legend to Multiple Sheets in Revit