20130620

Conceptualissimo! Vasari Beta 3 and Dynamo 0.5.0


More peanut butter for your chocolate! More Razzle for your Dazzle!

Vasari Beta 3 just went live, allowing you to get at lots of improvements that went in to Revit 2014, ability to use it on Windows 8, and a license that is good till May 2014.  To celebrate, we are rolling out Dynamo 0.5.0.

Here are some (not even all) of the new goodies since 1.5 weeks ago in 0.4.0:


Combined installer for Revit 2013, 2014, and Vasari Beta 2 and 3:  install once for all your  Revity products


Better background contrast with node wires and other visibility improvements:  mo' readable




Improved handling of lists: pipe lots of stuff in get lots of stuff out.



Convex Hull 3d, Delaunay on Face and 3d, Voronoi on Face: because who doesn't love a good tessellation

Preview Background controls:  try this out on your laptop as a full screen experience.  Right click on nodes to turn on and off their visibility.  Look for it in the view menu.



Lots of new nodes.  I'm a big fan of  the Transpose List Node, that swaps rows and columns in a list of lists.



Length node that uses Project Units (metric and imperial):  The Revit API works entirely in Imperial, decimal feet.  So, use this node and it detects whatever your project units are and converts your inputs.

For the full list of changes in 0.5.0, check out the Github repository.  We've also been killing bugs as fast was we can, so please keep those reports coming in.

Also, we'd like to give a big shout out to all the brave souls who have been filing bugs and posting requests on the Github issues site and Forum.  We are so very honored by the thought and time you are putting in, and we hope to be able to convert this into a better and better product.

20130610

Dynamo update 0.4.0


Lots of bug fixes and stability improvements in your new favorite visual programming language.  This is coupled with data management and more geometry.  Result?  Superstar computational badass Nathan Miller made a fully parametric Stadium Bowl!

What?

Yes!

Get the latest build here



20130604

Dynamo: Data types and when a Point is not a Point

It's an odd experience to explain to folks that a "reference point" in Revit is not a point.  If you want a shortcut to get a group of people to say "WTF", that's the way to go.

While many Revit elements are called things that SOUND like regular geometric entities (Lines, Points, etc), they are in may ways much more.  Reference Points have hosts and workplanes, names and visibility properties, etc, as opposed to an "XYZ" which is just 3 numbers. The following video was done in Dynamo 0.3.4

Get the latest build of Dynamo