A family with 3d text to acquire room information


#1

Hi All,

I am totally new to this and would like some assistance. I have a revit family with parameters. Its a room placeholder that i MANUALLY input the room name, number and description into it. This gives a very good visual idea of where you are in the building when using BIM360 glue and navisworks.

I would like to use Dynamo to automatically acquire the information off the rooms and place them on the room placeholder.

Is this possible? Keep in mind i am very new to this. Thanks in advance.

Sean


#2

is it a generic model?


#3

It’s very possible. What are your parameters called? If you search grouping casework by room location it discusses the room aware capability as well.


#4

Hi. I cannot upload an image of the model. I have shared parameters in the family that are linked to the 3d text so its just to match them to the room details. Sean


#5

I’ll post something tomorrow. Basically we should be able to place the generic model in each room at the center>then assign the values.


#6

Added this node to Rhythm. See blog post here http://goo.gl/mjkGD2

2015-11-25 09_04_54


#7

Thanks.

Where do i get the rhythm tag?

 

Sean


#8

Make sure you have Rhythm installed, then Copy and paste this into a windows explorer window

C:\Users%CURRENTUSER\AppData\Roaming\Dynamo.9\packages\Rhythm\extra


#9

Thanks John,

Can i change the generic model type so that i can change the map text paramaters?

 

Sean


#10

Of course. Inside the node you can see what parameters I’m setting. Just change those to what yours are.


#11

Hey Guys,

I was having issues making this work in Revit 2016, so I thought I’d give it a shot in 2015, presto! However, some of the tags come in correct, and others are floating directly above (10’) the others in the wrong rooms. Thoughts?

Thanks,

Mathew


#12

I recently discovered an issue when the room has multiple closed loops (like a column in the room). The multiple loops resulted in multiple polygons which offset my lists…

 

I will revise and post an update today, unfortunately it will place the cubes where the rooms origin currently is.


#13

This has been updated to fix this issue

2016-01-05 11_47_40


#14

Great! Can’t wait to check it out. Did you add it to the Rhythm download?


#15

Its on there now. :slight_smile:


#16

John- I might be looking for your update in the wrong location. Is it updated on 60 second revit or elsewhere? I really appreciate your work on this… I just started playing with it yesterday!


#17

You can get the latest release On the Dynamo package manager. I mostly post announcements regarding updates on my blog.


#18

Hi John. Is there a Rhythm release for 2014 to match the current dynamo release as i am stuck on 2014.


#19

Hey Sean, unfortunately I always build Rhythm on the latest stable release of Dynamo which does not include support for 2014. Let me see what I can do about recreating the tool for 2014. :slight_smile:


#20

Hi John.

Im working on it on 2015 and i have the placeholder and rhythm rule scripted. But it is still not working. is there any chance i could email you the files just to see where i am going wrong? I cannot attach screenshots here for some reason.

 

Sean