So basically I need to model a structural model from a finished CAD drawing. Now it includes a lot of beams. Is it possible to automate the beam type creation process using inputs from an excel file? I just need to change the width, depth and name. I can do it manually using edit type and duplicate but it takes a lot of repetitive work. Is this possible in dynamo? if so what is the workflow? Thanks
Could something like this work for you ?
sure possible, I would give the beams a mark and filter the parameters to the beam you want to change.
categorie node → all elements of categorie → get parameter (to filter your mark), maybe you have to sort it. → element.setparameterbyname.
you also have to import the data from excel to feed the element.setparameterby name
I think you don’t need any custom node for this.
other way is just build from cad export csv a structural foundation. this will be more work for sure. (extract data from cad)
Yes…you dont need custom node…you can use OOTB elementtype.duplicate as well
i’ll check this out! thanks!
ill check this out