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.
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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.

Monday, June 18, 2018

WANT POINTS EVENLY ON A Dynamo SURFACE? CONSIDER USING LIST AT LEVEL

If you want points to be evenly distributed across your Dynamo surface consider using List at level as shown in the image below in lieu of cross product lacing.
List at level could replace using cross product lacing in some cases. Its best if you try it for yourself and decide when it is right for you to use list at level. Good luck!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The AEC Complex Comic

Hello, I am excited to announce the newest member to the SimplyComplex Family of Media.
The AEC Complex Comic!
The link to the website could be found here.
The issues are (for now) online single page comic strips.
Eventually they will be able to be printed.
Make sure to subscribe to get the issues.



Saturday, May 19, 2018

How to Place a Wall By Face Using Dynamo

Have you ever wanted to place a wall by face in Revit using Dynamo? Its easy. Simply follow the steps shown in the image below.
Note that only some surfaces in Revit allow walls to be hosted to them including Mass and Adaptive Component Surfaces . Try and experiment and good luck hosting those walls.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

HOW TO QUICKLY GET APPROXIMATE LENGTH BETWEEN TWO OBJECTS IN REVIT

Most objects that are aligned or orthogonal in plan and in elevation are easy to dimension in Revit.
How about objects that are not aligned in anyway?
See image below on how to approximate these lengths in 3D.

This method is only meant to be used as an approximation when objects are not aligned in anyway.
Good luck finding those distances!


Sunday, March 11, 2018

CREATE POINTS IN ETABS USING DYNAMOBIM

Why does Revit get to have all the fun with Dynamo? Now you could write points from Dynamo into ETABS! Simply follow the steps below in the image and give ETABS a chance!

Notes: 
  1. ETABS is a very popular structural analysis program created by CSI and I would recommend you run these nodes in "Manual" mode
  2. This method uses custom nodes from my custom package and its programmed in c# using Zero Touch. If you want to learn more about Zero Touch check out these videos on the Simplycomplex youtube channel and subscribe. 
  3. There are other methods to get Points from Dynamo to ETABS. Try this method and give ETABS a chance!
  4. This method is NOT meant to replace the "bi-directional" linking of structural analysis between Revit and Etabs nor any other "linking" method to Revit.