By Dennis Collin
Dynamo for Revit is a very useful visual scripting application which is a free open source tool for any Revit user. It is becoming increasingly popular as the Revit community produces and openly shares more and more scripts on the internet. These scripts can be used to quickly automate your own processes or act as building blocks for more complex workflows. I have produced a white paper giving a brief outline of Dynamo to illustrate how it can be used to provide automatic labelling of Revit doors with their individual level reference.
The latest version of Dynamo at the time of writing is 1.3.0 and it can be downloaded here at http://dynamobim.com/download/
Another useful Autodesk resource for Dynamo can be found here: http://dynamoprimer.com/en/. It describes Dynamo at length and gives useful tips for on such things codeblocks, syntax and a wide range of sample scripts.
A new feature that was introduced in Revit 2017 was the integration of Dynamo directly into the interface. See the Cadline Community video here:
Finally, the best way of getting started with Dynamo is to come along to one of introductory training sessions. Most new users of Dynamo take classroom training, focusing on learning the interface and the principles of creating scripts, before starting work on a live project. A popular approach to getting over the line with the live project is to arrange scripting workshop sessions with us throughout the project duration. In that way, you can learn about best practice and overcome hurdles alongside one of our Dynamo specialists. Click on the links below to find out more.