Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Dynamo surface area calculations

I got a shape today of which I wanted to know surface areas. This shape was a sat import into a family. Revit will give you a total surface area but not the are of individual faces.

Dynamo for Revit will let you do that. Here is how. Example shape (this was not the shape)

Create this dyn file: (dynamo version 0.81)
The green arrow points to a number slider that will let you control the row number at which you put the data in excel. 
 For this example I select three faces. Press Finish and run and here you go.
Is the area correct? I don't know. I did a little test surface and there it was right.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Shared coordinates check in Navisworks

Sometimes it looks like shared coordinates have been setup correctly. But once you load the files into Navisworks it shows a different image.

go to the selection tree - go to properties - go to item - go to translation.X and translation.Y and translation.Z if it has been done it right there should be only one value per axis. (unless you know what you are doing and you have setup multiple different project base points on purpose)

If it looks like this:
Something might have gone wrong

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