Wednesday, July 19, 2017

CHANGE THE FLOOR THICKNESS USING DYNAMO AND SET MIN THICKNESS BASED ON ENGINEERING RULES OF THUMB

Ever wanted to change the floor thickness type property of your structural floor slab using Dynamo? If so why not also make it so it uses logic or an engineering rule of thumb? See the image below to get started.
Note: Feel free to use your own rules of thumb for min slab thickness. If you are not sure what rule of thumb to use ask your fellow structural engineer!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

CONVERT YOUR REVIT ANALYTICAL BEAMS AND PTS TO SOLIDS FOR RENDERING IN A GAME ENGINE

Have you ever wanted to visualize your Revit Analytical Model in a Real Time Game engine? Since Revit analytical beams and points are not solid or area elements they are not easily viewed in a game engine until now! Use the image below to do this and have fun visualizing those Revit analysis models.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

REORDER LISTS BY FUNCTION (POINTS REORDERED USING "X" COORDINATE)

If you ever wanted to reorder your lists using "logic" in dynamo try using the "listbyfunction" node. Its easy to use and fun! See the example reordering a list of points by the x coordinate.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

#AU2017 Class Proposals and Voting has opened for all!

Hello everyone,
I wanted to share with you the classes that I have proposed for Autodesk University 2017


  1. Dynamo for Structure (Hands-on Lab)
  2. Share your Wits not just your Models to the entire project team (Roundtable)
  3. Spice Up your Revit Live Projects with Autodesk's Stingray Game Engine (InstructDemo)
  4. Super Cutting Edge Revit Structural Modeling Techniques (Hands-on Lab)
  5. Using C# to create custom nodes in Dynamo for Beginners (Instructional Demo)


If any of these are of interest to you or you would like to support me, AU2017 has set up a voting site to show your support as well as see all of the abstracts that have been submitted this year.

Click here  for the site....

Thank you again and I will see you all at #AU2017

Also you could listen to the SimplyComplex Podcast Episode on AU abstracts here where I also describe these abstracts in detail.
Thank you for all the support!


Friday, April 28, 2017

Simplycomplex Now has a Youtube Channel

That's Right along with this Blogsite, the SimplyComplex media family has a Youtube Channel
Check it out here!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7IkO1Bc4PhFKAHEArmQ0jw



Videos are added weekly so make sure to subscribe, comment, and like this Youtube channel. If you have any questions or requests for content please feel free to leave a comment here, or on the Youtube channel or email me...
marcellojs@simplycomplex.org

Also, check out our new home at Simplycomplex.org
Thank you for all your support!


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The "Simplex"custom Dynamo Node Package has finally been released!

I have been planning on creating a custom dynamo package for the package manager called "Simplex" for some time now. I finally published it. It is broken into two parts.
  1. "Simple" which has nodes that are very practical and will help enhance your Revit and production workflows in the office including nodes that allow you to bring in text from word documents into dynamo (see image below)


  1. "Complex" which has nodes that are "less practical" but fun to try. These include the DynamoCow and soon the ..........Revit Elephant...

If you have any requests or issues please email me at 
marcellojs@simplycomplex.org
Note that this package is in beta form and nodes will be added weekly.

Now go out there and get that package! You could also download it here.
If you are curious all the nodes are coded using zero touch and the name "Simplex"  is a combination of the words SimplyComplex. which has always been my philosophy about problem solving.. which is...
complex problems have simple solutions or....that I always try to give
"Simple Solutions to Complex Problems" in the AEC industry.

Dear Readers Also Note:
We are re-branding and relocating everything "simplycomplex" to the  simplycomplex.org website
The site is not complete yet but you could go check it out.....
and we thank you for all your support over the years and your patience during this relocation. The idea is to have all the simplycomplex brands in one place this includes.........
  1. The Simplycomplex Podcast and all 4 channels (Design Tech, Dynamo, VR/Gaming, and Conference/User group)
  2. The Simplycomplex Blogsite (which you are reading now)
  3. The Simplycomplex Youtube channel (which could be found here)
  4. and The Simplycomplex Dynamocheatsheets (which will be published in the near future)


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Create a Solid Tetrahedron in Revit using DynamoBIM

One of the SimplyComplex Blog Readers asked me a very interesting question that I thought initially had a very simple answer...
The Question was...

How do I make a Solid..... Yes Solid.... Tetrahedron in Revit...?
What is a Tetrahedron? 
It's the simplest solid with the least amount of sides (like a pyramid in Egypt)
So.
My first reaction was "just" create it in the massing or adaptive component family editor... simple right?
Wrong. 
It turns out it is not possible to create a Solid Terahedron in Revit using any family editor. Why? Because a Solid Tetrahedron requires 4 triangular faces and one rectangular face. You could read more about it here. 
So then I thought the best way to do this is to use Dynamo and bring the Dynamo geometry back into Revit. So below is an example on how to create a simple Tetrahedron or pyramid that is 1 unit x 1 unit x 1 unit. 





Once you have mastered this concept you could apply this to any sided solid. Good luck polyhedron building and dont forget Dynamo is always Revit's "wingman".