Schedules and costs with Dynamo


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Hi guys im new in the dynamo world and nowadays im working in my M.S Thesis about economic impact of BIM in the early stages of a project (working with Mass Modeling and generic types of materials), Basically im working in refining a conceptual cost estimate of a project.

In few words what i need to do is get the data from Revit schedules and add cost formulas for some of the parameters.

for example i have compute a formula to get the cost of the footings of a building based on:

  • Number of levels
  • Use of the building
  • Area of the first Floor or length of first floor walls
  • Topography (basic)
  • Type of soil (soft,medium, hard)
Same With walls, Roofs and Curtains

my problem is that i have no idea how to get the data that i need (area of the fist floor and number of levels…). Its easy for me to export the project to a ODBC and work it all from Excel but i would love to do it on Dynamo.

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Thanks from Chile.