Sorry if I sound harsh here - I’m trying to open the eyes of several others who have expressed concerns with this type of stuff in the past and it’s hard to phrase this nicely.
This is exactly what it is. Many of the differences are tied to the differences between the two programs they primarily interface with - Revit and Rhino. So the advantages of Dynamo are due to advantages in Revit, and advantages in Grasshopper are due to advantages in Rhino.
As of now I am not aware of a means of distributing a Grasshopper graph/script which disallows users reverse engineering it.
It is absolutely a full release, and calling t a beta indicates that you either haven’t yet figured out how to use the software or that you don’t know what a beta release means. What do you feel is missing from declaring it a full release? Design the entire building cover to cover in 30 seconds so you don’t have to do anything? Should it do your timesheets each week as well? Please add some backup to what makes it ‘lacking’ so that the developers and the community can dedicate some time to making those types of features.
- If it takes days to assemble 10 nodes you are either doing something very ground breaking and above the likely limits of the built in stuff, or are doing something wrong and should run through the primer, cover to cover, skipping no exercises, prior to spending the effort.
- No one said you have to give anything away. 1/3 of my stuff stays in house. 1/3 goes to consultants. And 1/3 gets shared here in bits and pieces. Feel free to use it or anything anyone else posts here. If it’s that proprietary than feel free to keep it to yourself and go into business as a ‘send me your file and I’ll fix it’ type of firm.
- This statement sounds an aweful lot like the old ‘why should we give our CAD/BIM files to consultants?’ argument. Most who stood their ground on that hill closed up shop a long time ago.
Every task a junior users does in a BIM environment needs to be monitored, Dynamo or not. Everyone has had some junior user delete an entire level because the redlines of the detail sheets crossed it out… idiots are idiots. Heck even in the hand drafting days a junior user with some stickyback could ruin the master floor plan but that didn’t stop people from progressing. Watch and monitor their progress. It’s a tale older than time itself.