A question came up at my firm recently regarding how to quantify the amount of beams a beam system contains in Revit. Currently, this is not easily accessible through the UI, but luckily there is an API method for obtaining the members of the system.
This is where Dynamo and python come into play.
This node retrieves the view family type in a project by the name, (if it exists).
The question of where a custom node comes from comes up on the forums pretty often, so I figured it was time for a solution. Well thanks to dynamonodes.com we now have an index for most packages available on the package manager.
*Edit – I went ahead and published this as its own package as well to enable easier location of this node.
This node will convert dependent view to independent views.
This covers the three text element modifiers. Dynamo covers this OOTB for strings, but not for text elements directly.
Input = TextElements (Single or list)