Ton, Steine, Scherben…

Next episode in our quest to a better copy-and-monitor workflow in our BIM tool – a.k.a. Autodesk® Revit.

Let’s see if we can copy walls from one project into another empty project file…

First we are looking at a couple of walls and floors and structural framing in one project:

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Then we fire up Dynamo to record the walls – literally…

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That gives us an Excel file with all the determining parameter values:

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Now – lets read that back into a file that we prepared with the right levels – this workflow will be posted shortly…

All levels prepared – workflow following shortly…

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Now a Dynamo script to read the Excel and recreate the walls

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And after running the script:

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Inching in on where we want this to go.. stay tuned…

Did I mention life is good? It is…

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I am a clone, I am not alone…

Another phrase out of a song that is persistently stuck in the back of my head…

Now – next step in the saga of creating a better copy-and-monitor workflow in Revit.

Back to levels – target project (empty) in front, source project (with lots a levels in the back):

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This workflow reads the levels – including their type names:

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Writing it back to the target project uses this workflow:

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And the result:

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There is an Excel File involved in the workflow:

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Which basically means that at this point of the workflow we could remap things… which IMHO opens a lot of opportunities…

Tonight, life is good (wall workflow pending for the rest of this week… first steps done)…

 

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Reinventing…

A rouge idea – in Revit, the copy-monitor process is – quite honestly, I can’t really get it to work…

So – let’s reinvent it – disclaimer, this is just a start…

Dynamo – let’s record the levels of a project:

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Subsequently we can recreate those levels  in a clean new project:

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First step done – walls following soon, then the structural stuff – if anybody out there is interested in that kind of stuff – get me at this email.

Indeed, life is good…

 

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Analysis…

Frame by Frame – Analysis.. another challenge another song – let’s get to the core. Structural Model of size and all transactions in Revit take forever…

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Dynamo – as usual – to the rescue:

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What we have here is a simple toggle switch – what was analytical enabled becomes disabled and vice versa…

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No rocket science involved but the speed gain for editing is significant – now it’s fun to move walls again… as would it have been ever but that is a different strory, so time for eye-candy of sorts:

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as well as…

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And life is good…

 

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Looks, Looks, Looks

A continuation of a previous post – here at Livingroomcraftz we think we have cracked a really tough nut:

Objective: Take a model made up out of some conduits and electrical equipment and create a 2D schematic representation that proportionally is true to the actual model.

Hmm.. take a look at the model:

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The Dynamo script behind it:

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And the result:

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Insert a new item into the circuit:

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Rerun the script:

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See the difference – now this opens up a wide field of exploration… The key to get positioning sorted was calculating the relative distance as shown here:

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(The evil eye antenna is looking at it’s children – joke..)

More to come – if you are interested in this kind of stuff ping us at this email address.

And life is getting there being good…

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Time is on my side…

Indeed, we here at Livingroomcraftz have been busy with all sorts of things so – no time for blogging.

Nonetheless – our creep in the cellar posted this.

Interesting work in progress.

Apart of that – box fitting time – how many boxes 1x1x1m can we fit on the property:

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Floor plan:

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Dynamo:

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Pull it here.

The result is basically voxels you can count – some fancy UI:

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And the result:

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And life is good…

PS.: if you are patient and play with the box sizes the result becomes mire detailed…

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That’s fun… the theory behind it is here.

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A Pattern language

We have a scaffolding here:

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We need anchors to fix it at a checkerboard pattern – every second element in a story…

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The Dynamo behind it is like this:

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If you are interested – let me know… Dynamo here.

Life is slowly getting better…

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