DynamoMEP update

Amazing! DynamoMEP update

Information about DynamoMEP update

Phil Puccio

A few years ago I released a Dynamo package that was intended as the basis for a comprehensive solution for designing MEP systems in Revit. But when I moved to another company, I oriented myself towards other BIM-related topics and left this package unattended.

But a quick exchange with Sol Amour via MEP in Dynamo I noticed that people are still using my package. So I should at least update it for the latest versions of Dynamo.

One thing led to another, the update is ultimately more important than I originally planned. I’m adding a bunch of new features that I needed and hope you will find them useful too.

area

Surface node

Use these nodes to create areas. Areas can only be created in an area map view. You must either select such a view or make sure the current view is an area map.

You can also use these nodes to extract information from an area, such as: B. Boundary lines or associated planes.

Range limit

Area boundary node

You can use these nodes to create area boundaries in the current or a selected view. Area boundary lines can be created from any curve in Dynamo. However, this node does not work with polycurves. Make sure to resolve them before using them with input curves.

Family instance

Family instance node

These nodes are used to edit family instance references. References give you access to all available aircraft for a particular family. These levels are available for each family instance directly in your model.

References in a family

You can choose them by type, by name, or just get them all. You can select a level in the family editor to see its name (1) and reference type (2).

The level associated with the reference

group

Group node

Use these nodes to create an instance of a Revit group. You need a location point and a group type to use this node.

Group type

GroupType node

These nodes are used to create a new group of Revit elements. You can also get an existing group type from your model based on its name or your selection.

room

Space node

These nodes are now fully integrated with the standard Dynamo Room nodes. They complete the out-of-the-box offer in that you can call up or create boundary elements (wall, room dividing lines, columns, …), doors and windows in this room. You can also use them to create a grid of points in a room.

Space separator

RoomSeparation node

With these nodes you can create room dividing lines from dynamo curves. Since room dividers need to be created in a specific view, you can either select the view or let Dynamo use the currently active view.

Room dividing lines can be created from any curve in Dynamo. However, this node does not work with polycurves. Make sure to resolve these before using them with input curves

The node projects curves into the view plane. In some cases this can cause weird problems if your curve is not projected properly. If such problems arise, first project the input curve into a plane parallel to the view plane.

place

Space node

Space nodes allow you to use MEP spaces in Dynamo. You can use them to create new spaces based on a point or on a point and its associated plane. You can also use this note to retrieve identification data, associated planes, position points or to create a grid of points in space.

SpaceSeparator

SpaceSeparator node

Room dividing lines work like their counterpart for rooms. Just make sure you don’t use polycurves.

General changes

The structure of the plugin has changed, it will not be compatible with the previous version. If any of your Dynamo definitions are based on the previous version of DynamoMEP, you will need to update it for the new version.

In this release, I’ve updated each node to ensure that it integrates well with the Dynamo for Revit out-of-the-box nodes. I also removed some redundant nodes. I’ve updated the symbols so they are more consistent both within the package and with the Revit symbols. By the way, if you are looking for a tutorial on how to design symbols for Revit or Dynamo, you can refer to the Revit Symbols Guideline on the Revit SDK. This document has helped me a lot.

I hope you find these new features useful. Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below if you see a new way to expand this package. I would appreciate your feedback.

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