Orchid update feed


I have updated my package to version 200.2.0 / 130.2.0 at Github. This is the first version supporting Dynamo Sandbox/Studio as well as the “normal” Dynamo.

Besides is the getter and setter nodes for parameter values updated so they (should) support conversion between SI and Imperial units. I would be glad if someone had time to test this. It could very well happen that I have not thought of all instances for conversion issues :slight_smile:

Family nodes look like this now…

All nodes…

Github -> https://github.com/erfajo/OrchidForDynamo


Accessing Family Parameter- Shared and change the Value
Removing/getting Parameters in a (non-active) family document
All parameter to Component Family
Renaming Filtered Views
Replace blank value in list
Custom packages are not showing up, even if correctly installed
Set Value to Parameter within .rfa
Change a lists Family Element Visibility Setting
Remove parameters from families in a directory
Add shared parameters and value to selected elements
Changing family documents parameter
Family change and create a dynamo sub list
Replace all values of a sublist with given sublist
Family Shared Parameter Values with Values from Identity Data

Hey Erik,

Thanks for the package. It worked very well until I had to uninstall and reinstall it. What happens now is, it installs but says to update the pacakage. Then a node takes you to the website with the update download files. After I delete the old files and paste in the updated files, the package disappears from the library, but remains in the package manager. When I open my script, the nodes still don’t work. Thoughts?



Thanks for the tip, but it’s still not working. Any other ideas?



What about the view extension definition file? The update directions don’t mention it, but I found the xml file in the extension folder.




We have one computer that was working so we copied his Orchid folder to my pc and it worked. So, you might want to check out your Orchid download on the Dynamo package manager and the update files. Thanks for getting back to me as well.


Fred O.



Sorry to hear that, you will be missed, best of luck with everything, thank you for all your help and assistance.




Sorry to hear that Erfajo.
You are one of my favorites on the forum
Good luck




Very sorry to hear. Thank you for all your help to me, and generally to this community




I am trying to remove multiple family parameter from the project (Trying to remove parameter of family inside project ) . Does your Remove Parameter works for Project.

Thank you .



To whom it might concern…
I have made a new set of Print nodes, incl. a new node for the “ActiveView” that handles any kind of view incl. sheet view, which the OOTB node do not handle!

I had to rename all dropdown nodes! In my continues work I wanted to add more dropdown classes, and while doing this I discovered that I would end up in a mess if I didn’t name all UI classes with “special” names. Therefore I had to rename the these classes as fast as I could, and since the print nodes were released yesterday, I have not made migration for this!


Batch plot to pdf
Batch PDF with multiple sheet sizes
Print PDF , type error
Copy Files Node
Print Setup Checkboxes boolean controlled via Dynamo Graph?
List Sheets by Revision - Combining and Filtering Lists
Creating Print Sets from Schedules
Local Printers Names Crashes Revit
PDF print node by Archi-Lab Ignores printer and print range

It is increasingly becoming more and more problematic to maintain what happens with my package. I know this is not a blog but on the other side, if it was doable for me to edit the posts (especially in this post), then I could update and maintain the individual post I make. The oldest posts are deprecated, meaning the nodes look different by now. However, posts are being locked over time and I have no options for keeping it up to date. The only option is to delete a post, and then is the remaining thread looking odd. Mostly would it be images and names for nodes which need to be updated…

This is why I have started to blog about information, updates, tips and tricks for Orchid. However, I don’t expect that this is something users want to follow day by day. What I do is not that important at all :slight_smile: So in the future will I post whenever a new blog is out, so followers this way can read whenever there is news… and I have the option to edit whatever I do to keep everything updated.



I think this statement is unfair. You will be surprised how many people will use this resource as their “go to” for information regarding your nodes. I primarily announce updates to Rhythm via my blog and twitter and it seems to have worked fine for the last 4 years. Several other node authors do the same as well.

Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing what is to come!

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New nodes released:
The latest update includes a larger extension of nodes for association and nodes for categories.

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Thanks for the update :wink:



hey there. thanks for these awesome nodes.
i have a problem though, as it seems that my list of print settings is being ignored by the print.by view node in RVT 2018.3, dynamo it only uses the first print setting for all the views. this problem was the same using archi-labs.

any ideas why that might be?



To make it possible to get historic version of my executable installers have I renamed my executable installers to:

Previously did I include the major and minor number in the filename, but that meant that for every major/minor change came a new file name. Therefore, did I not have a history to roll back available at Github. This change should over time mean that historic executable should be available to get.

I have also made migration solutions for my deprecated DanEDU package.



Concerning the current internally dynamo 2.0.x migration problem is here a proof of concept solving this issue!



As mentioned in the blog, is the major update this time the IFC Export nodes. I would be happy if someone would test these nodes in an environment I don’t have any more myself. I am especially interested in test based on Revit 2017 and Revit 2018 and IFC Exporter 18.4.0 or lower. I don’t have either Revit or IFC exporter versions below 2019 and 19.1.0 installed anymore!

Please write me PM if you have test results or at the issue page at GitHub!

Test files can be found using my sample collection


IFC Export by Dynamo : Internal Revit Property Set
IFC export AddOptions don't work
Dynamo Revit IFC export level of detail
IFC export with custom setup possible?
IFC Batch Export Through Phases
Batch export from Revit to IFC

Material and assets update.
I have published a release which includes more than 100 new nodes!


Create Multiple Materials - Linked Thread
Can't create a appearance material
Multiple materials with parameters from excel

Thanks Erik, that’s a huge amount of work!

Just a couple of queries if that’s ok?

I notice that the material create method includes a doc reference, would it be possible to have this as an input? Then you could add materials to multiple revit projects?

I can’t see any access to material libraries through the api… is it possible to create a new library? or export one from a document? It would be really interesting if we could read an excel, generate a bunch of materials then save them out as a library…