[Request for Feedback] Dynamo Node AutoComplete

Hello Dynamo Community!

We are very proud to introduce you a new experimental feature in Dynamo 2.9, Node AutoComplete. This capability is being introduced to lower the barrier to entry for new users and to help advanced users construct Dynamo workflows faster. The Dynamo team wants to ask for your feedback on this new feature.

To try this new feature:

  1. Download Dynamo 2.9 from https://dynamobuilds.com/
    (To install DynamoCoreRuntime2.9.0.zip files on windows operating systems, please use 7zip to extract the files or alternatively, manually unblock the zip archive before unzipping it. For more information on the DynamoCoreRuntime builds and how to setup your machine please see our wiki page.)

  2. Open Dynamo Sandbox and start a new graph. Place a node from one of the following suggestions and build the graph until you have the node working
    1). Line.byStartpointDirectionLength
    2). Curve.Extend
    3). Geometry.Translate

  3. Enable Node AutoComplete feature by clicking on “Settings” -> “Experimental Menu”-> “Enable Node Auto Complete”. Place the same node you chose and use node autocomplete feature to build the graph until you have the node working. Press “Alt” + Left mouse click on any input port to open the node autocomplete UI and look for suggestions to use. Try filter the node suggestions provided by Node AutoComplete dialog by using search. Feel free to try other nodes as well!

After you’ve compared the experience of building the graph without and with Node AutoComplete. We would like to ask you -

  • How would you rate your overall satisfaction with Dynamo Node AutoComplete feature? [Scale from 1-Not at all satisfied to 5-Very satisfied]

  • How do you think the Node AutoComplete feature could be helpful for you? What do you like about this new feature?

  • Which part of the Node AutoComplete feature do you think needs more improvement?

We look forward to hearing your thoughts! Thank you!

Cheers,
Dynamo Team

16 Likes

Hi !
Thank you for this great feature !
I would rate it 4.
It make build the graph faster.
But sometimes the proposals seems to be not very relevant, for example with node like List.LaceLongest, it is not easy for a beginner to undestand what is a combinator and which nodes are valid


Some more relevant proposals in that case could help in learning (however i know there is the dynamo dictionary which is great !).

3 Likes

Hi,
I’d like to congratulate the Dynamo Team on this feature.
I’d rate it 4 as well.
It’s a feature all beginners have been asking for. It is a gamechanger for them, but it is also a fantastic tool for advanced users to write scripts faster. Still, I have an impression not all of the nodes are listed there. Best idea would be to search through the library looking at the output type. Ofcourse, things will get more problematic when it would be a part of Dynamo 4 Revit, since there are Elemtents which have Categories, etc.

3 Likes