Friday, January 30, 2015

WHAT IS DYNAMO?

Now that Dynamo is an integral part of Revit 

I will start posting Dynamo content here on this Simply Complex Blogsite as well as other Revit related content

Thanks for reading!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So to start out lets answer the question....

WHAT IS DYNAMO?



Dynamo is a free open source program from Autodesk that uses visual programming. Dynamo primarily does two tasks.

1. Creates its own geometry with parametric relationships.
2. Reads and writes to and from external databases.

Thats it? Yes!

Since Dynamo creates its own geometry and reads and writes to external databases it is a perfect fit to interact with Revit because....isnt Revit simply a database with parametric geometry? Dynamo is a stand alone program but it could be used as an "add-on" to Revit.

Dynamo reads and writes back data to and from the Revit database via the Revit api. The data could be just about anything, parameter values, family geometry, family placement. 

Just about any Revit user could learn Dynamo (since it uses visual programming it is very simple to learn) they could access the Revit api and perform simple tasks that only could have previously been performed with writing an add-on or writing a macro with .net language for Revit.

Oh and don't forget that Dynamo is completely free and is updated constantly. If you need the latest build or more information then click here and get started. So download it today and get in with the cool crowd.

Still confused about what Dynamo is? its does not matter... you dont need to understand what Dynamo is to use it..
so...
Stay tuned for the next post on some tips on how to use the Dynamo Program.

Dynamo in a Nutshell

1 comment:

Marcel Dingemanse said...

So for example one could make a new system family with Dynamo and use it within Revit?