People have been asking for a way to run their scripts more easily and transparently, and now you can. Simply install Revit2017Update1, ensure you have Dynamo installed, and you will have a new option on your Ribbon…
It comes preconfigured to point at a samples folder:
You can point this at your own “Player” folder containing DYNs.
Press Play button to Run, and Edit button to open the DYN in Dynamo.
It remains to be seen how inputs will be handled?
Pick Objects and Dynamo Player
Interesting thoughts over on theforum, about how if you use a DYN with a Select Node, it will still ‘work’ — this opens up some great possibilities!
As can be seen in release notes below, most of these are “Improves stability…” fixes.
Platform Annotation Improves stability when creating dimensions.* Family Improves stability when editing families*. IFC Improves placement of the site on Open IFC if the site is located away from the origin, or rotated. Schedules Improves data integrity of a schedule instance on a sheet with the schedule view.* Corrects the name of the Default Structural Area Reinforcement Schedule.* Selection Improves stability when attempting to use the Selection Box tool in Reveal Constraints mode.* Upgrade Improves stability when upgrading a model containing corrupt families.* Improves stability when upgrading projects which may have some corruption.* Improves stability when opening or upgrading a Revit 2015 project which contains stairs.* Views Corrects an issue causing view filter names to be automatically appended when workshared models are synced. Improves stability when editing selection sets in a workshared model.* Improves data integrity of Project Address for upgraded projects.* Improves stability when selecting a viewport with the Select by ID tool.* Improves stability when canceling out of the view templates dialog.* Worksets Improves stability when deleting an element which may have an invalid ID.* Worksharing Improves stability when using the Options dialog to log into A360 from a workshared central file.*
Architecture Wall Improves stability when editing stacked wall types*. Improves stability when cutting rooms to the clipboard.* Improves stability when clicking Edit Preview in the wall structure dialog.* Improves stability when editing the structure of walls.*
MEP Annotation Improves placement fidelity with wire tags when upgrading a project.* Electrical Improves stability when no panel schedule template is assigned as the default.* Fabrication Improves connection consistency of taps. Groups Improves visual fidelity of lighting fixtures within a copied group after the original group is modified.* Mechanical Improves stability when using Mechanical Settings.* Pipe Improves stability when upgrading a project that contains user-created pipe types.*
Structure Analytical Model Improves stability when opening a project which contains a Structural Isolated Foundation with an invalid analytical model defined as a column.* Families Improves stability when placing a slanted column or a beam based on a Generic Model Line Based family.* Improves stability after reloading an annotation symbol family used as a symbolic representation of brace elements on plan views.* Scheduling Improves stability when selecting a viewer element associated with Graphical Column Schedule.*
API Improves stability when using Dynamo and the function: Select Divided Surface Families.* Improves stability when DimensionSegment ValueOverride API is called when the dimension value was not overridden.* Improves error handling with element’s methods/properties.* Improves consistency of UIApplication.PostCommand for pre-selection.* Improves error handling with ElementCategoryFilter.* Improves stability when editing families which use external resources for keynotes.* Adds a validator to the Rotate Tap API to guard against creating invalid models. Improves error handling with UIDocument.PromptToPlaceViewOnSheet() function. Improves consistency of the RebarContainer element.*
CADLearning have allowed free access to a fairly info-packed ebook. Interestingly, it reads more as a 236 page ‘Introduction to everything about Revit’. Its a pretty detailed document, and the “new” 2016 features seem to be only occasionally mentioned. But its well worth a look…
I guess I need to have a Revit 2016 new features post, even if I don’t have a lot to say right now… I have started putting together a list of Revit 2016 videos at the end of this post too. I have to say, I miss the days when there was just one good, long post about new features and everyone just linked to that one 🙂
My top feature for Revit 2016? I suppose its the MEP fabrication integration. Even if its not one-click, design to fabrication solution yet, I personally think that any effort made to make fabrication from Revit easier or more predictable is definitely a step in the right direction.