Just wanted to drop a quick line about our latest help resource…For the past few months, we have been working with Mode Lab to build the Dynamo Dictionary! And we are pretty excited about it! The Dynamo Dictionary is a site that you can visit to learn more about each specific node in Dynamo. The Dictionary expands beyond the node documentation you see inside of Dynamo, and does it one better by offering example graphs, detailed images, and additional descriptions to each node.

Currently, we have added extra documentation to over 400 nodes, and we are gradually adding more and more. But, we really need your help to make the Dictionary come to life. We would love for the Dynamo community help us add more content to the site.  To encourage you to contribute, we have added a feature that will allow you to submit your own images, graphs, and descriptions. (You don’t even need to make an account.) Just check out the front page of the site for more instructions.

Edit the ‘In Depth’ or ‘Example File’ sections of any node. When you are done, submit a Pull Request.

As I mentioned, the Dictionary is brand new, and we are still operating in a Beta-mode, particularly in regards to its interface and backend. So, please feel free to submit any issues you find to our repo.

Lastly, here are a few notes about the current and future state of the Dictionary:

  • I know you are probably wondering where the Revit nodes are, but currently only the Core out-of-the-box nodes have been added to the site for our first pass.
  • We will add more nodes in the future, and are planning to have a way for you to add your own packages to the site.
  • If you contribute to the site, you will be submitting an anonymous PR to the Dictionary repo on Github. Our team will be reviewing your PRs, so your edits will not appear automatically on the site. It may take a while before we get around to reviewing your work.

Alright, that’s it. If you have a chance, take a peek and let us know what you think. Any feedback would be great. In particular, what do you think people will use the dictionary for? What do you think it is missing? What are its strengths? Can’t wait to hear from you.