Workflow: Create Structural Framing Opening for Horizontal Ducts from a linked file in Revit 2016 using Dynamo 0.9.2

In our previous tutorial Create Structural Framing Opening for Horizontal Ducts in Revit 2016 using Dynamo 0.9.2 we saw how to create openings for ductwork in structural framing which coexist in the same file.
In today’s tutorial I have created another workflow and I will show how to create the openings but with the ductwork file inserted in the structure file as a link.
First we will use the Python Script node to get all the ducts elements from the link then we will pass those elements to the “Geometry.Intersects” Node. The intersection between two geometries is another geometry so we need to allocate the center of the intersection geometry thus we use the “Solid.Centroid” Node.
After we will got the intersection points we shall identify the duct and the beam that create each successful intersection.
Once we have the beam corresponding to each duct we will use a plane that is parallel to the beam and centered in the intersection point to get the boundaries of the intersection by get the intersection between the plane and the duct. As now we have the boundaries we can create the opening from them.
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The Dynamo workflow file can be downloaded from here.
The sample Revit files can be downloaded from the following links:
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Workflow: Create Structural Framing Opening for Horizontal Ducts in Revit 2016 using Dynamo 0.9.2

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Hello folks

It’s been a long time since my last post. Today we will use a new technique to get the intersection polygons between Structural Framing and Ducts in Revit using Dynamo.

This topic has been inspired by Matt Wash and we will use the Location Curve property of Line Based families to get the plane at which the intersection points exist. Then we will use this plane to get the intersection polygon from the Ducts.

As we have the polygons we can pass it to the Python script node to let the magic begin.

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The sample Revit project file can be downloaded from here.

The Dynamo workflow can be downloaded from here.

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Workflow: Create Rectangular Wall Opening for Horizontal Pipes from a linked file in Revit 2016 using Dynamo 0.9.2

In our previous tutorials we showed how to:
The workflow assumed that the model contains all trades in one file. But most of cases each trade exists in its own file and based on the linking technique used in your firm the relation between the trades projects defers.
In this example I assumed that the architecture linked the piping file to the base model project, because most of cases the architect will be the responsible for making the opening in the walls of his model.
Nothing changed from the Create Rectangular Wall Opening for Horizontal Pipes in Revit 2016 using Dynamo tutorial except the technique of getting the pipe elements. In the previous tutorials we addressing the pipe elements directly from the current model, but now we will access them through the Link file.
The “Get all Pipes from link” Node is pure Python Script that get the link documents from the current project then collect the Pipes Category and set them as its output. The workflow then continues as it is in the Create Rectangular Wall Opening for Horizontal Pipes in Revit 2016 using Dynamo tutorial.
Wall Opening for Pipes - Rectangular - link
The sample Revit project files:
The Dynamo Workflow can be downloaded from here.

Workflow: Create Floor Opening for Vertical Pipes from a linked file in Revit 2016 using Dynamo 0.9.2

In our previous tutorials we showed how to:
The workflow assumed that the model contains all trades in one file. But most of cases each trade exists in its own file and based on the linking technique used in your firm the relation between the trades projects defers.
In this example I assumed that the architecture linked the piping file to the base model project, because most of cases the architect will be the responsible for making the opening in the walls of his model.
Nothing changed from the Create Floor Opening for Vertical Pipes in Revit 2016 using Dynamo tutorial except the technique of getting the pipe elements. In the previous tutorials we addressing the pipe elements directly from the current model, but now we will access them through the Link file.
The “Get all Pipes from link” Node is pure Python Script that get the link documents from the current project then collect the Pipes Category and set them as its output. The workflow then continues as it is in the Create Floor Opening for Vertical Pipes in Revit 2016 using Dynamo tutorial.
Floor Opening for Pipes - link
The sample Revit project files:
The Dynamo Workflow can be downloaded from here.

Create Rectangular Wall Opening for Horizontal Pipes in Revit 2016 using Dynam 0.9.2

First of all thanks for all the fans for the reviews, comments and following up. This topic is prepared as a special request for my followers on LinkedIn, DynamoNodes and Facebook.
In our previous tutorials we showed how to:
In today’s tutorial we will make a little tweak for the Create Wall Opening for Cable Tray in Revit 2016 using Dynamo workflow to perform the rectangular wall opening for horizontal pipes.
The example will use the Revit’s standard rectangular wall opening. Depending on the radius of the pipe the width and height of the opening will be set.
Wall Opening for Pipes - Rectangular
The workflow file can be downloaded from here

Workflow: Create Floor Opening for Vertical Pipes in Revit 2016 using Dynam 0.9.2

As we saw in the previous lessons Create Wall Opening for Cable Tray in Revit 2016 using Dynamo and Create Wall Opening for Ductwork in Revit 2016 using Dynamo it is possible to make opening in Walls for cable trays and ductwork in Revit 2016 using Dynamo.
In today’s lesson we will see how to make openings for Pipes but this time in Floors. All you want to do is to select the Pipes Category and the Floors Category.
Dynamo should determines the intersection surfaces and hence the edges of the surfaces.
We choose in this example to make circular openings.
To control the diameter of the circular opening an offset from the intersection curves shall be done.
Once we determined the radius we can let the Python Script do the rest of the magic.
Create Floor openings for Pipes
You can download the Dynamo workflow from here

Workflow: Create Wall Opening for Ductwork in Revit 2016 using Dynamo

Hi folks!
Have you ever in Revit find it so tedious to track all the clash points between different disciplines and the architecture elements to address them.
Now with Dynamo you can do it so easy. Today’s workflow shows how to find the intersection points between ducts and the walls then using a simple python script we can add the wall opening in the proper position with an arbitrary width and height.
The image of the workflow may not be so clear so I’ll attach the dyn file.
Create wall openings for ductwork
You can download the Dynamo workflow from here

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This node will return the TitleBlock instance applied to the input Sheet.

Works with list of sheets.

Uses a little python, basically building up a dictionary with the sheet number parameter of the titleblock elements (as the Keys) and the titleblocks themselves as the Values.

Then performs a search in the dictionary using the Sheet number of the Sheet elements.

In pursuit of avoiding dependencies, a basic implementation of the dictionary is used. For more reliable results, the python node can be replaced with SpringNode’s “Dictionary”.

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