Expertise

Modelical Package for Dynamo

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In Modelical we have an obsession with information and its automated management. For this reason we are developing custom nodes for Dynamo and we wanted to share them with the whole community of people interested in these topics by sharing a Dynamo’s package.

Here’s a list of all nodes included in the package, with a link to their description and examples of use. Remember, to avoid problems it is recommended (required) to use an English version of Revit.

We keep developing more tools gradually, so don’t forget to stop by again and check the latest developments.

CLEANUP

Delete Unused Filters Delete all unused filters in your project file.

Delete Unused ViewTemplates Delete all unused View Templates in your project file, except for 3D View Templates, as they cannot be converted to work with Dynamo yet.

EXPORT/IMPORT

Schedules exporter Batch export of schedules to CSV files.

ELEMENTS

Get Element Rotation Get the rotation of a family instance whose location is a point.

Room Location Centering Move room location point to its centroid. If centroid is located outside the room, location point stays at its origin coords. It’s a good tool for auto-tagging.

RoomTag to Room Location Move RoomTags to the location point of the room.

Room and Tag Location Centering Move room location point and its tag to its centroid. If centroid is located outside the room, location point stays at its origin coords.

rewrited and improved for Revit 2018 Wall Finishes by Room Place wall finishes with the info contained in room parameters.

Wall inserts Get all the inserts in a wall (windows, doors and openings).

GEOMETRY

new! Angle Between Vectors Returns the angle that forms a vector with another reference vector, clockwise and counterclockwise. The vectors are calculated in the XY plane.

MEP

new! Change duct/pipe fitting level Change the level of a pipe/duct fitting(s) to another one, modifying also its offset value.

SELECTION

deprecated Get Scope Boxes Get all the Scope Boxes in the project.

STRUCTURE

Disable/Enable Analytical Model Enable or disable the analytical model (True = Disable | False = Enable)

VIEWS

3D View by Workset Makes a new 3D view for each workset in the model, It leaves only one workset visible.

Apply ViewTemplate Apply ViewTemplate(s) to selected view(s).

CeilingPlan with ViewTemplate Create a new ceiling plan based on a level, with a ViewTemplate applied.

Color By Parameter Override elements graphics by param value without making view filters. You can also reset them with this node.

Duplicate view with ViewTemplate Create a new floor plan based on a level, with a ViewTemplate applied.

FloorPlan with ViewTemplate Create a new floor plan based on a level, with a ViewTemplate applied.

Get Views By Type Get all views in the project classified by type.

OverrideColorInView Full Improve the OOTB tool in Dynamo by adding a Fill Pattern option.

Remove Underlay Views Remove all the underlay views in a project.

Scope Boxes to views Create as many dependent view as needed to selected views and applies selected Scope Boxes.

You can make a combination of the above nodes to have your project ready for documentation

Comments

  1. Dear Frantxo,
    I am very interested in your dynamo package. I try to download some of sample files. However, it is found that some customer nodes are missing. The information of missing customer nodes is unknown and also not included in the sample package.

    Could you provide those missing customer node information for our testing?

    Best regards,
    T.W. Kwok

    1. Dear Tak,

      All the custom nodes that seem to be missing for you I think it’s because you haven’t downloaded the Modelical Package for Dynamo, because we don’t use any extra custom node.

      You just have to open Dynamo, go to Packages menu and click on Search for a Package. Wait until a new window loads, and packages are listed. Then, search for Modelical and download it clicking on the down arrow on the left-hand side.

      Kind regards,

  2. Hello!

    No matter what I do I can’t seem to get the room location/ room centering nodes to work. The first input is a boolean true/false and i just have two watch nodes running to see what happened. The run launches, but the Rooms don’t recenter/ tags don’t move it. I tried it was two separate operations. I’ve tried multiple projects with no luck. Any insight. I recall them working in previous versions.

    Thank you so much!!

    1. Hello Melissa,

      I have just tried the node in Revit 2018.2 and it seems to work for me. The input has to be the room elements that you want to modify. You can select them with “Categories” –> “All elements of category” nodes.

      Room location / Room centering nodes

      If you are experiencing more issues, do not hesitate to contact us again, and maybe, send us the file that is not working properly.

      Kind regards

      1. Dear Frantxo. I,ve checked the box floors by rooms and level… But, is it possible to model ceiling from room? The API does not allow you to do that. It could be possible yo model floor by room in ceiling level and then change the category of those floors to ceiling category?

        1. Good morning Ricardo,

          As you said, the API doesn’t allow you to create ceilings from scratch, and Revit itself doesn’t allow you to change the category of system families so we have to wait until Autodesk expose methods to create ceilings in the API. In the meanwhile, and knowing the purpose of your model, maybe is acceptable to have floors with the right codification instead of celings, if it speeds up your modelling and if it is clear to everybody involved in the project.

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