One of the biggest challenges for many long-time Revit users is that initial ‘starting point’ of getting into Dynamo. It takes a bit of time and effort to make that transition…

Happily, as with Revit, the community is the key. The community is full of people who are providing free packages, definitions, and code, and free advice to new users. But where can we find all of this info? Check out this post on Kyle Martin’s blog. He gives some great tips on how to integrate Dynamo learning into your daily work.

Here are a couple of comments I enjoyed:

  • been using Dynamo for less than a year with no prior visual programming experience and it has made a significant impact on the way I approach production
  • Dynamo adds an additional layer of control to overcome Revit limitations by providing the capability to gather and restructure information and elements in the model, thus creating the potential for repetitive task automation

I added some of the feeds he mentioned to my super aggregator feed at:

Full post at:
Getting Started with Dynamo — Kyle C Martin

I have also reproduced some of his links here:
… the tutorials on the Learn page of 

the Dynamo website
the Primer 
the Dynamo Blog
The Dynamo Community Forum

 … there are many blogs produced by pure Dynamo enthusiasts that have helped me in my journey. I highly recommend that you check them out if you are looking for answers or inspiration:

Proving Ground (io) & The Proving Ground (org)
Havard Vasshaug’s blog
Simply Complex
What Revit Wants
Sixty Second Revit
AEC, You and Me
Jostein Olsen’s blog
Revit beyond BIM
Enjoy Revit
Kyle Morin’s blog
The Revit Kid
The Revit Saver
SolAmour’s extensive list of resources

Listen to the Dynamo Team explain the history and recent popularity of Dynamo on the Designalyze Podcast.

There has been a bit of strange talk around the social web and some forums lately about whether or not Dynamo is truly useful, and whether it has a real future in the BIM environment. I admit, at the moment it is still leaning to the ‘enthusiast‘ side (but only just), and I think as you read over the posts and resources I have selected below (many of them from the past couple of months), you will see that the momentum and value of Dynamo in our Revit world is accelerating. As usual, full credit goes to original posters and content creators.

The software is hardly at version 0.8 (officially)… just wait for 1 point oh!

1) Tips and Tricks

2) How about renumbering?

3) Auto create sheets…

4) Creating grids…

5) Make doors react to room size and contents…
Dynamo: More Than Grasshopper Lite | CASE

6) Auto section box creation…
Revit Dynamite and Ammo: Auto section box – Dynamo style

7) Make topography from images using Dynamo and Mantis Shrimp…
topo tools for dynamo | archi-lab

8) Convert Topography to Polysurface mesh for further use…
 Enjoy Revit: Dealing withTopography in Dynamo

9) Randomize color and materials…
Phil-osophy in BIM: Randomize Color and Material in Revit – Dynamo Style!

10) Animate design iterations…
5 Dynamo Custom Nodes that can animate;

  • Number and Length Parameter iterations
  • Element Transparency
  • Camera movement
  • Element Color Ranges

 More at Animate design iterations in Revit with Dynamo | Håvard Vasshaug

11) Rooms in 3D

12) This page has a visual list of all the Built In functions in Dynamo:

13) Using Dynamo for model quality review…

14) Visual programming for Revit
80 minute demo from one of the top conceptual designers in the business…
Dynamo: Visual Programming for Revit from Alfred Huang on Vimeo.
15) And this is more of an amusing one… 🙂