Exploring Dynamo Geometry

Dynamo enhances the native ability of Revit through Visual Programming. This course will teach you how to use Dynamo to explore Geometry through the use of Nodes, DesignScript, and an Optioneering study. Software required: Revit 2016, Dynamo 1.0.0.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 1, 2016
Duration
1h 55m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 1, 2016
Duration
1h 55m
Description

Have you ever lamented the fact that Revit is inherently bad at creating curvaceous and organic forms? If so, Exploring Dynamo Geometry will help you by showing you how to create a Glacial Table in Dynamo. First, you'll discover how to approach parametric, flexible, geometry creation through a node-based workflow and understand how Dynamo deals with geometry using a Glacial Table as the exemplar. Next, you'll see the exact same workflow in DesignScript, the native scripting language of Dynamo. Finally, you'll explore how to create randomized, parametric options, choose the most desirable, and learn how to save that data for the recreation of an exact replica at a later date. When you're finished with this course, you'll not only have created a Glacial Table for later use, but you'll have learned how to use Geometry within Dynamo to explore your own creations in the future. Software required: Revit 2016, Dynamo 1.0.0.

About the author
About the author

Sol Amour is a Project BIM Manager at DesignTech.io in London, United Kingdom. He has a broad background in Architecture, Construction, Industrial Design, and Landscaping. In London, he provides Dynamo and Revit training, bespoke content, on-site project work, and custom workflows all while striving to push the boundaries of the AEC industry.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hello, everyone. My name is Sol Amour, and welcome to my course, Exploring Dynamo Geometry. I am a Project BIM Manager at DesignTech in London, in the United Kingdom, with a background in architecture, and I am part of the Global Dynamo Community. As a Project BIM Manager, I work with Dynamo daily, using it to streamline model audits and validation, to automate mundane tasks and explore geometries that are natively difficult to create in Revit, but relatively simple in Dynamo. I am responsible for software education, custom content creation, and the design of bespoke workflows and tools in Dynamo. Dynamo, as a tool, augments the power of Revit. We can use Dynamo to create geometries that are inherently difficult to create in out-of-the-box Revit. On this course, you're going to discover how to create geometry in Dynamo, through both a node-based workflow and design script, a programming language specifically written from the ground up for the AEC industry, in order to unlock curvaceous, inorganic forms in Revit. Some of the major topics that we will explore together are creating points distribution grids, randomizing sphere sizes, creating a custom node, controlled randomization of input variables, and exporting and importing data to Excel. By the end of this course, you will know how to work with Dynamo in order to create, manipulate, and flex geometry, to populate a coordinate system distribution grid with options, to choose a particular option, and push the requisite data out to Excel in order to recreate that exact same geometry at a later date. Before beginning this course, you should have covered an introductory course on Dynamo. I hope you'll come on this grand adventure with me and learn how to explore Dynamo geometry at Pluralsight.