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Tedious tasks you can automate in Revit

So, Revit offers now a number of different automation tools – Dynamo, C# macros, custom add-ins. But how does that affect everyday design life? There is a lot of attention, of course, towards visually attractive stuff like generative design, complex form shaping etc. But later down the road comes the tedious drafting part – especially […]

Onion nodes – AutoJoin workflows

We have recently released an update to our Dynamo node package – Onion. It can be found in the standard package manager. Now, we want to show some possible workflows with the package – starting with AutoJoin nodes. Join intersecting elements automatically So, let’s say you have a large architectural model and want to generate […]

Hosts from linked files

Recently there has been a question asked on the Dynamo forums about placing elements on linked hosts in Revit. After some digging it occurred that it is possible with some “reference stable representation” tinkering. Actually, the reference conversion process is similar as in the case of linked element dimensioning. It has been described in detail […]

Creating elevation views with API

Creating section views at given location and direction with Revit API is relatively easy. You just have to create a right Bounding Box (it’s dimensions and transformation) and pass it as a constructor function parameter. Unfortunately it is not so easy with elevation views. The elevation views in Revit are not independent – they have […]

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