I came across this link to a Dynamo seminar by Sol Amour delivered in Wellington about a month ago. I have had a bit of contact with Sol over the years and he is a Dynamo pro. Cool to see that Dynamo Nodes got mentioned too.
Check out the seminar here.
As you can tell by his headshot, he means business 🙂
There is some more information about the event at this link.
New Export Functionality: – Allow creating formulas in Revit parameters that will export to IFC. Details upcoming in the Wiki.
Export Bug Fixes: – More fixes to correct “unexpected errors” of certain entity type values.
Get it here:
The official build of Dynamo 2.0 is here. There are some big changes, so here are my key takeaways:
- File format has changed
- Automatic backups will be saved of 1.x files after upgrade
- Dynamo 2.0 will run side by side with a previous version
- New direction is “desktop to web workflows” (bye XML, hello JSON)
- Custom packages are now separated from built in nodes in the node library
- ‘Run’ button on the python editor
- New focus on dictionaries (bye GetItemAtIndex, hello new Dictionary nodes)
Download at this link
Read the official post at this link
Previously the Desktop Connector was built for BIM 360 Team projects running C4R. With the shift to B3D (BIM 360 Docs) platform, you need to:
From the help:
This plugin is a connector that establishes BIM 360 Docs as a recognized data source for the Desktop Connector – making it available in your desktop folder and file structure for easy file management.
As with Desktop Connector, this means your BIM 360 Docs files are replicated in a connected drive. You can manage files in BIM 360 Docs through the connected drive, just as you would any other folder on your machine. Changes made on the desktop are automatically uploaded to BIM 360 Docs.
How do you get it?
After install, you will see this in Windows Explorer:
The tools have been updated for Revit 2019. I am providing some download links below for these tools:
- Autodesk Classification Manager for Revit
- Autodesk Model Checker for Revit
- Autodesk Model Checker Configurator
- Autodesk Enhanced DWG Exporter for Revit
- Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit
- Autodesk COBie Extension for Navisworks
Autodesk Classification Manager for Revit
The Classification Manager is free to download and use, just select your Revit version and get started.
Autodesk Model Checker for Revit
The Model Checker is free to download and use, just select your Revit version and get started.
Autodesk Model Checker Configurator
The Model Checker is free to download and use. Click here to download the installer.
Autodesk Enhanced DWG Exporter for Revit
The Enhanced DWG Exporter is free to download and use. This release includes localization for English, French, and German.
Autodesk COBie Extension for Revit
The COBie Extension is free to download and use, just select your Revit version and get started.
Autodesk COBie Extension for Navisworks
This one is ‘coming soon’, so I will update the link once it is released
Autodesk main page for BIM Interoperability Tools here
You need to update Desktop Connector prior to April 24, 2018, so that you do not lose access to your projects. You can read my previous posts if you want to learn more about Desktop Connector.
Desktop Connector for Windows 64 bit
Desktop Connector for macOS
from Download Page
This includes quite a bit of functionality for a free addin, including the ability to collect elements from the current Revit project, override them, edit data, and Excel import and export:
Parameter Explorer can be used for filtering, modifying and checking Elements parameters, including synchronizing data with Excel, override colors and temporary isolate specific elements.
- Access all Elements that have a Category within a Document
- Quick Select Elements in Revit By Parameters & Category Filter
- Read all Elements Data Instantly in a Table
- Edit Data more efficiency
- Excel Export and Import (Easy Charts Creation with Excel)
- Visualization Elements Data on View by color override
Get it at:
Check out the post at:
On install of Revit 2019, you will have the following install choices:
There are no changes in the Options dialog from Revit 2018 to 2019, except for the new Steel tab and tools ribbon option (under Structure tab and tools):
This is what the Steel ribbon looks like:
Clicking Help will take you to Help content pages that don’t exist yet (oops). I’m sure this will be rectified soon.
Build numbers are 18.104.22.1685 and 20180216_1515(x64)
Launching Dynamo from Revit 2019 will reveal that the Dynamo version has been upgraded to 22.214.171.12411. As some have mentioned, this version does not run on Revit 2016. So you will have to run multiple Dynamo versions and be aware of any file incompatibility if you want to use Dynamo on Revit 2016 and Revit 2019 simultaneously. The installation process should pick up your custom package paths and any Recent Files too.
Add-ins tab reveals that the following items previously considered Subscription Enhancements are included and installed out of the box:
- Batch Print
- Model Review
- Worksharing Monitor
The biggest change you are likely to notice is that you now have Tabbed Views, and an updated interface for controlling docked panels.
I compared the built in category list from Revit 2018 and Revit 2019, and these are the new Categories in Revit 2019:
||Shear Stud Tags
||Mechanical Equipment Set Tags
||Mechanical Equipment Set Boundary Lines
||Mechanical Equipment Sets
On a final note… the Revit icon hasn’t changed for the last couple of years, so I made this Revit 2019 icon for you 🙂 Just download it and set as the icon for Revit 2019. Also, I’m sure you can do better than my attempt if you spend more than 30 seconds in Windows Paint:
This update is required for Revit 2018 to work in the new BIM 360 Design platform.
Direct download link is here.
Release Notes here