Hello, My latest Dynamo project is a ‘clash importer’ that creates a sphere with various attributes of the ‘clash’. There are some 3rd party applications that do the same thing- i.e import the XML report from Navisworks and place a sphere marker at the coordinates. Using the tools in Navisworks, it is difficult to get a sense of the big picture of where the clashes are and their status. Refer below, colour coded by status in Navisworks I’m using Pentaho to get the XML into a better format- this tool is well worth a look if you do any database work or need to transform data between different formats & structures. If anyone is interested, I am happy to share the necessary Pentaho/Dynamo
As a plug for my blog- this post covers the Myth of clash detection In this project, there are a crazy amount of clashes- in the tens of thousands. However, Dynamo/Revit seems to hit a hard wall of how many records it can deal with.
- 20,000: no problem, takes about 5 mins to run in Dynamo
- 30,000: no-go, even if I let it run all weekend, Revit/Dynamo 'hangs', maxing out a processor
- Is there any way to see the progress/status of Dynamo as it is running, particularly to identify any processor or memory intensive steps ?
- Is there any way to increase the threshold i.e configuration changes, assuming plenty of physical memory etc