Sunday, January 13, 2019

VISUALIZE A VECTOR NORMAL TO A CURVE IN DYNAMO BIM

Have you ever wanted to know how to show a vector that is normal to a curve in Dynamo?
Just follow the image below and learn how!

The next question is why would you ever want to know this? Why would you not want to know it?
If you have a curve, placing a vector and showing its direction normal (perp) to your curve reveals a lot about the local behavior of your curve, including what direction the curve would offset when you need to move the curve. There are many other ways to show the orientation and normal vector to a curve. This is just one method. 

Also, OOTB Dynamo does not show a physical representation of a vector so using a single straight line to represent the vector is helpful to visualize the abstract vector.
The question is why, when creating a vector in dynamo, it does not display. However dynamo will display a plane and IMHO that is just as abstract as a vector. Oh well. Let us not wait for that to happen and use the method above to visualize that vector!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

1st Place Speaker Award for AU 2018


I am pleased to announce that the class that I taught at AU 2018


has been rated the top lab class at AU2018!

If you want to see the class click on the link here. 

I want to thank everyone who has followed me on this blog, listened to the podcast and supported my efforts to help the AEC community over the years.
I never dreamed in a million years I would ever be teaching at such great conferences such as  Autodesk University and BILT let alone winning any top speaker awards.

If you were ever curious how my speaker ranking landed for each year I presented at both these conferences since 2011 see the image below and Thank you again.



Monday, November 19, 2018

GET ANALYSIS RESULTS FROM ETABS USING DYNAMO AND SIMPLEX PACAKGE

Hello Readers!
Did you know that Dynamo does not only talk with Revit?
It now talks with ETABS structural analysis software!
Get the new SIMPLEX package from the Dynamo Package Manager
see the image below, follow the steps and get those results!

Why do this? ETABS is a rich database just like Revit.
Why do Dynamo for Revit?
The same applies for Dynamo for ETABS.
Dynamo for ETABS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH REVIT FYI.

That means Dynamo for ETABS does not link Revit with ETABS.

Again....
Why Dynamo for ETABS?
Why Dynamo for REVIT?

If you don't use ETABS then find someone who does and
point them to this post. You will be their hero.
Everyone wins
Good Luck


Sunday, August 26, 2018

New Dynamo for ETABS, Dynamo for SAP and Dynamo for Tekla just added to the Dynamo SIMPLEX package

Good news everyone,
I have just finished updating the Simplex package for Dynamo.


The Simplex package has 3 major categories.
SIMPLE
This collection of Nodes allow you to do some tasks with Revit including copying
3D families from unopened Revit files to the Current (opened) Revit File and wrapping and unwrapping elements.

This also has the only known set of nodes (has far as I know) that allow you to read text from word (.docx) files


COMPLEX
This set of nodes create complex dynamo geometry shapes including the Dynamo Cow. Why? Why not!

STRUCTURE
These set of nodes allow you to access the databases of 

ETABS version 2016 and this contains over 800+ nodes
If you want to get started using these nodes that first open ETABS 2016 
and use the example to get started. I will post more on these later. This example gets analysis results.

SAP version 19 and this contains over 800+ nodes
If you want to get started using these nodes that first open SAP version 19 first 
and use the example to get started. I will post more on these later. This example gets frame lengths.

and Finally TEKLA version 2016 and this contains over 30+ nodes
If you want to get started using these nodes that first open TEKLA version 2016 and then open Dynamo with the simplex package installed. 
There are some sample nodes shown below. for example you could get the Beam finshes or convert TEKLA beam geometry to Dynamo solid geometry or even create beams with start and end points similar to Dynamo for Revit.

Since there are over 1800 nodes in the simplex package now it is not fully documented. 
It is a work in progress and I wanted to get this out to the AEC community ASAP so it is still
 in Beta it is not uploaded to GITHUB so use it at your own risk
Comments? Post them Here. And thanks to Scott Hegie for his efforts in helping put these nodes together.

If you are a Hard core expert or beginner in  ETABS or SAP or TEKLA or Revit I am sure the Simplex pacakge will have something to offer you.
Good Luck and I will be posting more indepth examples on how to use 
each of these 
SIMPLE
COMPLEX
and
STRUCTURAL 
TEKLA
ETABS
AND SAP
Nodes in the future.









Friday, August 17, 2018

What Classes Has Marcello Taught since 2011?

A common question I have been asked over the years is the following;
Which classes (and how many classes) have you taught?
I have been keeping a running list of all the classes that I taught and what "ranking" they have received since 2011 at the major conferences (mainly BILT and AU)I thought I would share this list with all the readers. (see image)
I have never, ever, shown this list in its entirety to anyone, ever.
If you were curious on how many classes I taught in the past or which ones were ranked, then it is all here in a simple summary. As you could see its an ongoing list and I dont plan retiring from presenting anytime time soon. I am just getting started, therefore this list will continue to grow as I get older :)

Thank you again AEC community I would not be showing or pushing myself to learn and present  and share content without your loving support.

Marcello


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

WANT A CORINTHIAN CLASSICAL COLUMN IN REVIT? HERE YOU GO!

Dear Readers of my Blog
Thank you for all the years of support.
I wanted to give everyone a chance to take home this Revit Family
The Classical Corinthian Column created with Native Revit Elements.
Hurry because this link will not last long.
Not subscribed?
Make sure to add your email for all the latest updates.
Thanks again

download here (link will be live thru summer 2018)

Monday, June 25, 2018

WANT TO READ TEXT FROM WORD (.DOCX) FILES? DOWNLOAD THE LATEST SIMPLEX DYNAMO PACKAGE

Ever wanted to get all that text from a word (.docx) file?
Then get the latest Dynamo Simplex package and follow the image below and get that text!!!!





Note: As of this posting the Simplex Dynamo Package is the only Package that has the ability to read word Documents.