Thursday, November 23, 2017

ORIENT BEAMS PERP TO SURFACE USING DYNAMOBIM

Have you ever wanted to orient your beams perp to the surface?
See the following image and learn how. Also click this link for the sample Revit file.  BEAM_ORIENTATION_START.RVT

Note that Adaptive Component Beams were used for this example for simplicity.
A more complex example using structural framing family beams to follow soon.




Friday, September 15, 2017

Place Structural Framing on Complex Surfaces in Revit Using Dynamo

Have you ever wanted to create Beam framing in Revit to follow complex roof surfaces? It's simple! Just use DynamoBIM
Follow the image below and you will be placing those beams in Revit in no time!


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

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Thank you for all your support!