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[Scratching the Surface of] Everything You Need To Know About Code Blocks

Simply put, Code Blocks are the bomb. If you've been following their development through the last six months of pull requests and Dynamo daily builds, you'll know what I mean. There's a lot going on in these little guys, and here is the CliffsNotes version of a how-to guide. "Where did this come from!?" you ask. Dynamo and DesignScript, a text-b

Improvements to Dynamo’s View Manipulation

Ever tried to rotate the background geometry preview but ended up showing a context menu for the nodes? Or tried to pan your graph but realized the geometry navigation is still active? Let's face it, even the most active Dynamo user gets tripped up with these kinds of issues. If you're like me, and you find this frustrating, you're in for a treat.

I love me a Parametric Bridge

I have a crap-ton of other stuff to do, and it's sunny outside, but I know that you, dear reader, really really need  a slightly impractical bridge to get you into the weekend.  So here is my triumphant (and somewhat muttering) return to screencasting: setting out geometry for a fancy pedestrian bridge, from scratch, in Dynamo.

Dynamobotics @ 2014 AEC Hackathon

Dynamo made several appearances at this year's AEC Symposium and Hackathon in New York City, including one Hackathon project called "DynaRobo." A 5-member team—Dynamo's own principal engineer Ian Keough (whom we like to let outside at least a few times a year), Brian Ringley of NYCCTfab, Jeremy Luebker of NRI, Ronnie Parsons of Mode Lab, and me,

Sharing is Caring – Feeding the Package Manager

At some point last year, my Dynamo use evolved from occasional to hardcore. One of the reasons might have been the staggering development pace of the software since it was open-sourced to GitHub (or the fact that I was in desperate need of a BIM-savvy computation tool for my PhD thesis). What really got me hooked, though, was the package manager th