Recap common Dynamo workflows (including data sources and where data is sent after Dynamo), point to Dynamo Example Files, point to Package Manager for downloading other users' custom nodes, mention Code Blocks, point to Dynamobim.com for useful online resources for continuing Dynamo eduation and asking questions
- [Voiceover] We've now covered all the basic concepts and techniques to get you off to a solid start in Dynamo. The next step is to begin to find ways of applying these techniques to your day to day workflows. You're now familiar with a handful of nodes from all over the node library. But now it's a good time to explore the different sections and experiment with some of the nodes that we didn't have time to cover in this course. Look at the titles and the descriptions of the nodes that perform some of the things that you're currently doing on your projects and test them out to see if you can get them to work. Begin by challenging yourself to solve quick, small problems with Dynamo and after a couple of victories then try to add complexity little by little.
I'd like to point out a few helpful resources for you to check out while you're still getting started. This is Dynamo's home on the web. In particular, check out some of the video learning resources in the Dynamo Primer. If you're having trouble with a node or a workflow, search the forum, it's likely that somebody else has asked the same question that you have. If you don't find an answer, take a screenshot of your graph and start your own post. There are plenty of contributors to the forum who will respond to new posts sometimes within an hour or two. Also take a look at Dynamo's built-in sample files. Dynamo ships with several sample graphs that are worth exploring to get a better handle on some of the nodes and workflows that this course might not have covered.
If you have a little bit of experience using design script, or are interested in learning a few shortcuts, be sure to checkout the sample file on code blocks. The last is the package manager. Packages are collections of custom nodes that members of the Dynamo community build and publish for any Dynamo user to download and use for free. You can find and download packages under the Packages tab within Dynamo, and then click Search for a Package. A lot of Dynamo's abilities to interact with software other than Revit, comes from the downloadable packages.
A few of the packages that I tend to use regularly when I'm working in Revit are Clockwork, archi-lab, and SteamNodes. There are plenty of other custom nodes and packages available. These are just a few that can really add a lot of functionality to your Revit Dynamo workflow. If you're interested in exchanging information with other software applications, check out Rhynamo for Rhino, DynaWorks for Navisworks, and Bumblebee for enhanced Excel interoperability. Thanks for taking this course. I hope you feel like we laid a strong foundation for you to work more effectively with Dynamo.
I wish you the best of luck.
- Placing and connecting Dynamo nodes
- Understanding Dynamo's data types
- Performing math functions
- Creating number lists and text strings
- Writing data to an Excel spreadsheet
- Creating points, curves, surfaces, and solids
- Analyzing geometry
- Linking a Dynamo-driven SAT into Revit
- Placing Revit families with Dynamo
- Creating Revit views and sheets with Dynamo