AECTech’s Dynamo Package Guide

AECTech’s Dynamo Package Guide

Finally, we’ve released v1.0 of AECTech’s Dynamo package !!! This post is a guide to help you get started by demonstrating some of the use cases Please head over to the download page below if you have yet done so!

Download link!

This package is always a Work-In-Progress (WIP), so if there’s any feedback or functions you’d feel is useful, do drop us a comment below or DM !!! Hearing directly from users of the products we built is what keeps us working hard everyday. So trust me when we say that even a short message will help us go a long way! 🙂

The following use cases or workflows are built to around nodes found in AECTech’s Dynamo package, hopefully it can give you guys a good starting point or even some ideas to tinker about!

1. Excel Visualization

Well, we feel that this single node should already suffice for you to download the package. Gone are those days of RE-opening excel repeatedly just to check your results appear correctly!

Check out how ~Sleeekk this could be for you 🙂

File Download:

Spreadsheet Visualization (27 downloads)

***Note: List.Create acts as a buffer node required to add another layer of nesting, else data will be displayed on a different sheet.

2. Keyplan Generation w/ Computer Vision (CV)

Truth be told, the primary motivations with CV was because of this use case to begin with. Since keyplans doesn’t require precision to the “milli” or even “centi” meters, we thought this was possible to be crafted using computer vision.

The video below shows our attempt…by using common CV functions such as Canny edge detection, Morphology as well as Threshold operations. And the final FindContourLines node is developed to attempt converting image lines to dynamo lines. Which were eventually converted to Detail lines in Revit.

File Download:

Keyplan CV (20 downloads)

3. Dialux to Revit Elements

Done with your lighting simulations in Dialux? Trying to update them in your Revit model? You can now do so with this package, importing elements created in Dialux (.STF), then creating Revit elements from the STF file in Dynamo!

This one’s for the lighting designers 🙂

File Download:

Dialux to Revit (43 downloads)

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, and was helpful in helping you kickstart use of our package. Do share with us and tell us what you’ve done with the package, and of course what you’d like to see in the future!

If you’d like to show your support for development of AECTech’s Dynamo package to help keep us going, do visit our Patreon page !!

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Good afternoon !
    Thank you for the node package.
    How can I install a package of nodes for a program Dynamo for Civil 3D?

  2. Hello Artyom, thank you for the query. As currently, we are focusing on dynamo for Revit and dynamo core, we didn’t release an installer for Dynamo for civil 3D. In the future, we will, as we realize that dynamo for Civil3D is getting more popular :).
    What we can suggest, as a workaround, for now, is to map the dynamo for Civil3D package path to the dynamo core folder after you had installed the package from our installer. And maybe in the future, we will release exclusive Civil3D nodes.

  3. Thanks for the answer!
    Unfortunately, this did not work out.
    I really liked your node package.

    1. Hello Artyom, do you mind showing the process of how you link??

      1. You should go to :
        Settings -> Manage Node and Package Paths -> (+) click on the plus icon on the left -> navigate to (%appdata%\Dynamo\Dynamo Core\2.0) -> Select Folder -> Accept Changes
        And the nodes should appear in the library already. Well mine worked

  4. Hi ,
    we are using DIALux EVO for lighting calculation.
    However we can not export STF file from DIALux EVO.
    Do you have some other idea how to get our calculation from Dialux EVO in Revit ?
    Dialux 4 is old and everyone are using Dialux EVO 8.
    Thank you.

    1. Hello Filip,
      It is understandable that Dialux is getting obsolete and everyone is migrating to Dialux EVO for their lighting design. As I’m not familiar with Dialux or Dialux EVO (well I did play a bit during my studies), do you mind sharing with me what can Dialux EVO export (in terms of analysis wise)?? And what kind of data you are expecting to be translated from Dialux to Revit? For example, in our working case, we translated the geometry and load from Dialux to Revit.
      Nevertheless, thank you for your interest! If you prefer to contact us directly through mail, feel free to connect us through junkang.aectech@gmail.com or han.aectech@gmail.com

    2. Thanks!
      Works!

  5. Hello,
    while opening Dialux demo.dyn file in Dynamo program , it is showing an error as “error opening file with folder path.Kindly revert back and provide detailed instructions on this issue”.

    1. Oh? That error is new for me too! Currently, we are using Dynamo 2.0 for this demonstration. May I know what version of the dynamo are you using?? If the error still persist, maybe you can just replicate the graph using the nodes in our packages?? I believe this workflow can be achieved easily.

  6. Cant Install the package on Dynamo.

    Can you verify?

    Thanks

  7. Hi Junkang. I’m Hien. in this process, I have an error with the file path “Warning: Dialux.ImportSTF operation failed.
    An item with the same key has already been added”.I can’t fix it. Pls help me explain this error.
    Thanks

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