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You WILL love the formula node in Dynamo. Resistance is useless. The Formula node is a beautiful thing. Once you get the hang of how it works, it will replace a number of other nodes. Lots of folks think that you use it for doing fancy calculations with fancy names like "logarithm" or "law curve", but it's got all sorts of other banal uses. Driving the Formula node's excellent operations is NCalc, "a mathematical expressions evaluator in .NET.

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Rhino ++ Grasshopper – Plethora Project is an initiative to accelerate computational literacy in the frame of architecture and design. It aligns with the "show me your screens" motto of the TopLap live-coding group attempting to get rid of Obscurantism in digital design. Directed by Jose Sanchez Contact me at : Bio: Jose Sanchez is an Architect / Programmer / Game Designer based in Los Angeles, California. He is partner at Bloom Games, start-up built upon the BLOOM project, winner of the WONDER SERIES hosted by the City of London for the London 2012 Olympics.

Create Revit Site with Google Earth Surface Autodesk labs site provide "Google Earth TM Extension"for AutoCAD, Architecture, Civil 3D, Map 3D, the usages of the tool are: * Import Google Earth image to .dwg applications (AutoCAD, Architecture, Civil 3D, Map 3D) * Publishing 3D DWG Models to Google Earth TM * AutoCAD Drape a grayscale Google Earth TM image onto a 3D mesh in AutoCAD applications The 3rd function provide a method to import the elevation data for the current Google Earth view into AutoCAD as a mesh, then one can link the site .dwg as a reference to create Revit site, here are the steps: 1. Launch AutoCAD (or Civil 3D, etc), do as per the guide (please refer to page 8-11 of the Google Earth TM Extension white paper, shown at the bottom of this article) indicates. Here are the results,

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Autodesk Revit Architecture - BIMscape If you are new to Autodesk Revit Architecture, I have produced an in-depth, comprehensive Beginners’ Course. This is a complete FREE 84 part Course. Each Unit is presented as both a written article and a fully narrated video. The Revit Clinic Thanks to Jeff Hanson for the following post! With each development cycle the Revit team works to develop new features, enhance or expand existing functionality, and improve the overall performance of Revit. The 2015 development cycle was no different in this respect and overall performance of Revit 2015 has increased when tested against Revit 2014. Of particular note is the performance of graphics related operations. In our tests we saw the greatest improvements in raster image operations (move, cop, array, etc…), view navigation, and element selection. This year’s Revit development also included a project that alters the internal family data structure which optimizes some computation heavy update operations that are triggered when the model is changed.

Blog Archive » Attracted Flows This is a rhinoscript where you can set various points where vectors flow out from according to a certain velocity. As these vectors travel, the flows are attracted to the various attractor points in different weights three dimensionally. It simulates a close logic to the emitted particles being attracted to newton forces in Maya. Pattern-Based Curtain Panel Roof Tile There are many interesting ways to use Revit's pattern-based curtain walls and panels, and this is one that must have occurred to many users when the capability was introduced in version 2010. My recent work on smaller scale residential buildings provided the opportunity to develop the technique.Traditionally in Revit roofing tiles have been represented by a "roof object" with a surface pattern and thickness. The line-based families I had previously created for hip, ridge and rake tiles are great for enhancing 3D views and also elevations to some degree, but these views were still very "flat" - resulting from the imported surface pattern (displayed at an angle) and the lack of definition of the foremost edge of the roof material. Pattern-based curtain panels are capable of stretching and deforming over complex surfaces. In addition, panels are automatically trimmed along angular edges, which is essential for accurately depicting the hips and valleys of these roof types.

Learning to use Rhino - Tutorials Collection All Development Tools Take a quick look at the new features and improvements in Rhinoceros 5. (25 minutes) RhinoScript RhinoScript is a scripting tool based on Microsoft's VBScript language. With RhinoScript, you can quickly add functionality to Rhino, or automate repetitive tasks. ADAPTIVE SPIRAL STAIRS I was looking through Zach Kron's parametric patterns series, which is still available on his Buildz website, and well worth a look if you missed it. The INCREMENT SPIRAL caught my eye and I started wondering "how would I convert this into a fully parametric spiral stair" I took the family that Zach created: just a spiral line, with parameters for height, radius, rotation angle. (You can vary the top and bottom radius separately to make a cone, but I just wanted a cylinder.) The goal was to make a spiral surface, divide it, then populate it with curtain panel families that emulate stair treads.

hybridbiostructures: DigiHYBIOS 1.0 & AnaHYBIOS 3.0 / New Approach: From Digital FormFinding to Analogue Methods With the latest HYBIOS, we adopted a new approach. This time the experiment was based on a digital FormFinding algorithm using Daniel Piker's Kangaroo Plugin for Grasshopper. The new experiment also resolved some of the issues of the previous experiment. A cellular grid was used to generate a frame for pathways to have a more even floor to walk on. This time, the modeling was done to scale. Ten Ways to Keep Your Revit Model Speedy When working full steam for a deadline, it is easy to overlook some of the warnings Revit produces. If left unchecked for too long, you can amass 700, 800 or even 1000 warnings—which can make your model slow and cumbersome, because it keeps looking to see if the "problems" have been fixed. Take a moment to check how many you have in the model and the "quality" of those warnings.

Organicités Piraeus Tower So far my project was more about the deformation process of the initial Piraeus Tower’s skin. Even though – while looking at the project’s representation – the structure seems to be a very important part, I somehow neglected it so far. This led to a rather weak structural solution which rises a lot of problems and questions. As a next step I’ll try to find a more sophisticated engine driven solution for the tower’s structure.