Month: March 2014

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FormIt + Dynamo

I bought an iPad recently, and I started playing around with Autodesk's new, free conceptual modeling program, FormIt.  I first saw FormIt on the iPad about a year ago, and while I am really impressed with the ability to model 3D geometry through a touch-only interface—it's also really fun—I never owned an iPad before two weeks ago, and I f

Units in 0.6.3

Dynamo 0.6.3 now includes units—lengths, areas, and volumes—in addition to the more traditional, naked numbers.  Here's what you need to know. Dynamo units vs. Revit units Some Revit users may know that Revit's internal units are imperial.  Revit was originally developed in the United States, where we are still quite fond of our feet,

Floral Street Bridge in Dynamo

Having developed in the Revit API for several years now and hearing a lot recently about Dynamo (like at last year's AU), I thought I'd take an opportunity to dive into it. For some time I was involved in creating tutorials for users of Digital Project so I thought I would return to an example from that world. A friend who was here at Gehry Tec

Solving a Spatial Problem with Dynamo: The Torggler Door

Earlier this year, an artist's new model for a door became wildly popular on social media outlets like Twitter and Facebook.  And rightfully so--it's pretty cool.  And I want one in my apartment!  It looks so simple, but it might not be immediately obvious how to wrap your head around how it works.  The artist's name is Klemens Torggler.  He'

Two Answers for “Why Dynamo?”

In response to a number of questions posed to us recently, we wrote a post offering two answers for "Why should I bring Dynamo into my practice?" Here's our perspective.