I am trying to setup an easy automatic solution for everyone in my office for the bills of quantities. Right now this is tedious repetitive task, takes a lot of time and is done manually. I am an architect, no programming knowledge, so I choose Dynamo. Until yesterday everything was going smooth and nice.
The workflow that I am trying to automate with Dynamo goes like this: select all not excluded wall parts from a Revit file, by specified material, read several parameters and write them in a template Excel file. Should be easy, right? But when I run it I get more parts in Dynamo then there are in Revit. These extra wall parts, when selected by ID in Revit behave strange: I see their properties, but I can’t see them in any view (including 3D) even when I isolate them and zoom to fit there is nothing in the workspace. What is a mystery to me is that when I run a material takeoff from inside Revit the schedule is normal and correct and the total count of the wall parts is right.
So I must be doing something wrong, but I dont know what it is. Please take a look at my graph, any help will be appreciated.