Im trying to produce a very simple demonstration in order to raise awareness in my organisation of Dynamo and automation.
I have a simple model with a line which has the properties of UB-Universal Beam ‘family’. I have a simple formula in Excel which determines the beam ‘type’ that i want to use. I can get revit/dynamo/excel to talk to each other such that the spreadsheet reads the beam length and then determines the correct beam type to use. I can get dynamo to read the ‘type’ of beam that i want to use as a string. BUT - i cant then get dynamo to update the beam type in my revit model - the only nodes that i can find to update the ‘family’ ‘type’ in revit need the ‘type’ as a variable rather than a string. Can anybody offer any help?