Thursday, October 10, 2019

CREATE REVIT BEAMS FROM 2-PT AC LINE FAMILIES USING RHINO INSIDE AND GRASSHOPPER

Have you ever wanted an alternate method to create structural roof beams in Revit? Its easy just use a 2-point adaptive component and Grasshopper (which uses the Rhino.Inside.Revit addin)
Just follow the steps below and good luck.
If you want more of these types of examples they could be found in my new book
Thank you readers and good luck with Grasshopper!



Thursday, October 3, 2019

CONVERT SURFACES FROM REVIT TO RHINO USING RHINO INSIDE REVIT AND GRASSHOPPER

Ever wanted an alternative to convert surfaces from Revit to Rhino?
It's easy! Just use Rhino Inside Revit and Grasshopper and follow the steps below.

If you don't now what Rhino Inside Revit is just read this blog post.


You could also download this Rhino Revit Family here feel free to dissect it and enjoy for educational purposes.
If you have any questions about this method or need further help email me at
marcellojs@Hotmail.com.
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WHAT IS RHINO INSIDE?


A NEW TECHNOLOGY
There is a new technology that is emerging in our AECO+ industry.
It is called Rhino Inside.

Rhino inside means that Rhino is installed as an “add-in” to other software. This is revolutionary for software in AEC. In this blog post let’s focus on all the amazing things Rhino has to offer when it is attached to Revit….
and thus refer to Rhino Inside as Rhino Inside Revit.

WHAT DOES RHINO INSIDE REVIT DO?
For starters Rhino inside Revit makes a seamless by-directional handshake between Rhino and Revit so elements and data could be passed back and forth in real time.

….and…..There is more…. Much much more.
With Rhino Inside Revit you also get all of Rhino’s functionally including Grasshopper for Revit. Grasshopper is a visual programming language similar in concept to Dynamo although there are fundamental differences.

If you want to know more about grasshopper read about it here! If you are a grasshopper user and also use Revit then this is what you have been waiting for!

Click on this blog post if you want an example on how to get Revit Surfaces into the Rhino program. For this example I created a "Rhino" in Revit then converted it to Rhino geometry via grasshopper.

See another example below of Grasshopper for Revit side by side with Dynamo for Revit just for comparison purposes. In this example the total area of structural beams in Revit is calculated.



With Grasshopper for Revit it now offers a new plethora of functionality that taps, all the grasshopper add-ins including Human UI, and many others and gives you access to all of Rhino’s geometry creation tools

Not a Rhino user but want to use Grasshopper for Revit? No problem! The great thing about Rhino inside Revit is that you don't even need to know anything about Rhino to use Grasshopper for Revit. If you only open Grasshopper within Revit then Rhino is invisible, you never even see it.

WHERE DO I GET RHINO INSIDE?
So how does one start to use Rhino inside Revit? Currently Rhino inside Revit is an add-in that could be found here.
Also, you would need a licensed version of Rhino (at least up
To version 6) and would need to get the WIP (version 7 beta) here.

I plan to show the world this amazing technology through this blogsite, conference presentations, and training. I am currently writing a book "The Dynamo Handbook" and I also will be adding in some Grasshopper for Revit examples within the handbook for easy reference...

Good luck with the new tech and keep looking forward AEC!









Monday, July 1, 2019

CREATE GRIDS IN RAM USING DYNAMO AND C# AND ZERO TOUCH

Have you ever wanted to create orthogonal Grids in RAM Structural Software?
Its easy if you use Dynamo, C# and the RAM API.
See the image below

For more information see previous Blog on a detailed description on how to get started using the RAM API and c# and Dynamo together.Make sure to load in the Interop.RAMDATAACCESSLib.dll file that is in the RAM install directory



Monday, June 17, 2019

GETTING STARTED WITH THE RAM API USING DYNAMO AND C# GET NUMBER OF STORIES

Hello Readers
When I was first looking into how to get started with using the RAM API for CONNECTING Dynamo to RAM. I found NO help out on the internet.
I thought I would simplify this process for you if you were wanting to get into the RAM API by creating this simple example on how to  get the story count from a RAM model.

Make sure you have the proper references loaded into your class library project in visual studio.
For more API examples please reference the RAM API Manual called "RAM DataAccess Developers Guide.pdf". It could be found in the RAM Install Directory.

Note: It was written by developers for developers and its not always straight forward so I showed the direct relationships to the C# Code. Also all the examples in the manual are NOT in C#.

Also download the Dynamo Package called "Simplex" if you want more Dynamo for RAM nodes.
If you want to know more about Dynamo then learn about it here. https://dynamobim.org/
Also if you have Simplex comments post here. https://github.com/marcellosgamb/SIMPLEX

Good Luck!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

GETTING STARTED WITH THE ETABS API USING DYNAMO AND C#

Hello
When I was first looking into how to get started with using the ETABS api for making my own addins I found no easy examples out there. I thought I would simplify this process for you.
Simply follow the steps below to get started. I chose Dynamo since it is an easy way to "call" these methods.



Make sure you have the proper references loaded into your class library project in visual studio.
Also you could reference the API docs that are installed in your ETABS install directory although they will not be as easy to understand as the example above.
Have questions? There is a dynamo package that has all the API methods exposed called "Simplex"
Don't know about Dynamo? Learn about it here. https://dynamobim.org/
Also Simplex comments post here. https://github.com/marcellosgamb/SIMPLEX


Good luck!!!!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

New Dynamo for RAM just added to the Dynamo SIMPLEX package

Good News everyone.
The Simplex Package now has Dynamo for RAM.
I will add more examples in the future.
Also added were descriptions and an new github site
https://github.com/marcellosgamb/SIMPLEX


Check it all out