Hello Dynamo/Revit Community,
I have recently been asked of ways in which we can improve the amount of information we give to a client, without adding hours and hours to the overall project time. Instantly, I thought of using Dynamo to automate process that would otherwise take forever to do. Here in-lies my question;
We currently do security consulting, and in doing so, we layout where security cameras will be within the property, and the direction that they will be facing. We are looking to now create views of each camera angle, this way, we can see from the cameras perspective of what that specific camera is looking at…
Traditionally, I would have to go around to each Camera Family in the drawing, and manually create the 3D perspective. After learning ABIT about Dynamo, I believe that with the right knowledge, a Dynamo workspace can be created which will pull information out of all my Camera Families within Revit, and create my 3D perspective views automatically for me.
I have found this article (Security camera 3D view) in which they sort of explain it, but in this example, you need to individually select each camera individually. The ability to have it select all my cameras at create my views all at once would be invaluable!
Information I’d like to see my perspectives pull from my family
- Camera Label added to created view name (Camera Label is a shared instance parameter I’ve created to label each camera uniquely) - This way I can tell which view goes with which camera.
- Camera viewing angle (both vertically and horizontally).
- Camera height as per offset set on family.
Anyone have any luck doing this in a similar capacity (where they were able to get 3D perspectives created automatically using the information of specific family)? If so, any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your time in reading,
Hope to hear some answers back soon