RHYNAMO - instantiating multiple mass families from rhino solids


#1

Hi All,

I’d like to do the following:

  1. make multiple masses in rhino and assign them to layers by program type (e.g. retail, residential, etc.)

  2. use rhynamo to bring in each layer and make mass families by layer type

  3. assign unique materials to each mass family

  4. assign unique comments to each mass family

  5. assign already created levels to each mass family

This is all a means of generating a schedule of the mass family floor areas in real time so I can quickly iterate massing studies. The key is that the different layers are all different families - and I then use the comments to get a schedule of all the floors - which update automatically each time the script is run.

I know how to import outlines and create floors, but I don’t want to do that because it’s an added step to model in rhino - not to mention I am not sure how to schedule the floors by program (layer name) type.

Any Ideas?


#2

Hi Trevor

Its not possible to create masses in Revit due to API limitations. Check out more here: http://dynamobim.com/forums/topic/create-mass-from-rooms/

Some of what you want is possible with an import instance but there is limited functionality compared to masses. I’m not sure why, but I can only get Rhynamo to work with breps, not solids.

 

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