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Controlling Imported Categories visibility w/ Dynamo

I have previously written about controlling – or at least being able to obtain their state – visibility settings of Categories. In this write up I will be showing how […]

dismissing Revit pop-ups – the easy and not so easy ways

Recently I have worked a little on a Revit functionality that required me to either come up, or dig up some of the existing methods for dismissing Revit pop-ups. The […]

placing damper families at intersections of duct and wall

So I haven’t done much MEP work on this blog, simply because I used to work in Architecture so most of the tasks that I have ever worked on were […]

Bad Monkeys at PROCAD Expo 2020

I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking briefly at the PROCAD Expo 2020. Here’s a brief description of the conference: PROCAD EXPO is the biggest CAD, CAM […]

Google Maps Static API in Dynamo

Every now and then I find myself roaming the internet looking for things to do. Oh yeah, I know, I shouldn’t be saying this out loud. If there is a […]

Honeybee meets Revit

So this is one of the things that I have been working on recently – a Revit plugin for Honeybee. Yay! Yes, I know. Please don’t get too excited. It’s […]

archi-lab.net speaks with TRXL

Recently I had the pleasure of appearing on Evan Troxel’s podcast TRXL. You can find the link to our conversation here. I really have to say that it was fun […]

Spell Checking w/ Dynamo

I am not sure how useful this would be, but I saw a question on the Dynamo Forum, where someone was asking about potential to Spell Check their Schedules in […]

Comparing View Templates in Dynamo

I have been working with HCM and Jordan Billingsley on a little Dynamo Script for comparing View Templates in Revit. The idea was to identify which View Templates could be […]

how to maintain Revit plugins for multiple versions continued…

Obviously, I wrote about this topic some time ago. Here’s the original post: Post. Basically, the issue was that I needed to maintain multiple versions of my Revit plugin, to […]

create ceiling plan by room

This is actually a pretty old topic. I first wrote about it back in 2015. Here’s the original post: Post Basically the idea was that I wanted to create Room […]

In depth look at Dynamo and Revit relationship w/ Bimbeats

Bimbeats is a set of plugins for the most popular AEC applications like Revit and Dynamo, but also Rhino, Grasshopper, Navis, CAD and soon IFC. These plugins allow you to […]

creating curtain wall plans/elevations pt2

Oh boy. Dimensions. That one is fun. So I promised to turn this into a series of posts, and series it is. Mostly because there is a lot to talk […]

Chicago Dynamo Community aka ChiNamo

I will be presenting at Chinamo on March 12 at 5.30pm. Please stop by, and ask me about Dynamo, Revit, programming, data, viz, Bimbeats, Bad Monkeys and whatever else you […]

Finding out if a Curtain Wall is embedded inside of another Wall

So not too long ago, a question was posed to me on LinkedIn – of all places – whether it was possible to find out if a Curtain Wall was […]

creating curtain wall plans/elevations

I am not sure this would be useful for anybody, but some time ago, I was tasked with creating floor plans and elevations for each interior curtain wall partition. The […]

remove unused 3d view templates

I think everyone who’s been using Dynamo for a while now, knows that 3d view templates are a no go. They have been since day 1 of Dynamo. Why? It’s […]

new year, new life

OK, so I think it’s time to make this official. I am a father! Yes. What an adventure that is. Shutout to all the dads out there! It’s only been […]

fill pattern operations

Every now and then I find myself scrolling through the Dynamo Forum looking for things to do. I know what you are thinking now: I must be bored as hell. […]

Bimbeats

As some of you might have heard by now, my friends at Bad Monkeys and I have launched a little tool called Bimbeats. The idea behind it is simple: Capture, […]

creating views for each workset

I remember back in the days, when it was my responsibility to make sure that models were in good shape at the end of the week. Each week, I would […]

importing PDFs made easy

Recently when I was scouring the Dynamo blog for a question that would be remotely useful I came across a request that I could sink my teeth into pretty quickly. […]

debugging WPF data bindings

So, this was actually a question recently asked by another Bad Monkey getting their feet wet with WPF. The question was: How the hell do you debug data binding issues […]

identifying orphaned tags…and Dynamo bugs

This is an old topic. Actually, it’s 2 years old at this point, but just like Autodesk software, it hasn’t really changed much since. 😜 About 2 years ago, a […]

text width shenanigans

I can’t really believe that this is still an issue, or that it was ever an issue. Yet, here we are. Back in Revit 2017, I don’t remember exactly, but […]

playing with Power Shell commands and Post Build events.

So I have been working recently on making the Mission Control (MC) repository, a little more developer/user friendly. I am saying “user” as I am considering developers to really be […]

grids #1

I don’t really know why but…Grids have been on my mind. I know, that sounds weird. I am not sure why but in my recent Revit en-devours Grids have been […]

archi-lab + Patreon

New day, new challenge. It has been a while since I really had time to write posts for archi-lab. I realize that I got a lot of people, new and […]