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.

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.