WhatsApp Dynamo package is now available for download

Today I released my tiny WhatsApp Dynamo package, and it’s now available for download and testing @ dynamopackages.com. WhatsAppDynamo provides integration with WhatsApp Web platform, allowing you to send text data (like URLs, file paths, parameter names, etc.) using Dynamo. Note that due to the platform limitations, images and files are not currently supported – they could be sent only as a hyperlink.

Currently WhatsAppDynamo package consists of a single custom node called “WhatsApp.SendMessage”. This node creates a WhatsApp message (string) in appropriate format to be used in WhatsApp Web platform. As I’ve already said, images and files are not supported due to WhatsApp limitations. Input desired phone number or leave this field blank (“UsePhoneNumber” switch is set to ‘False’ by default) to choose your contact later in browser.

Omit any zeroes, brackets or dashes when adding the phone number in international format: ‘+001-(555)1234567‘ must be converted to ‘15551234567‘ . Also please keep in mind that this phone number must have an active account on WhatsApp, otherwise you won’t be able to send your message.

Please feel free to test the package, and report issues & bugs here: Dynamo packages. It supports Dynamo 1.3.0+ & Revit 2016+

Download links: WhatsAppDynamo_(Rev.2017.7.12)Dynamopackages.com

Zhukoven.com dynamo package update brings Navisworks SearchSet XML creator

An updated version of my Dynamo nodes package (rev.2017.6.2) is now live at Dynamopackages.com. This version contains the Dynamo node that builds a Navisworks search set XML from the input data:


Based on the original code by Luke Johnson from What Revit Wants (Bakery package), this node gives you the freedom in Navisworks XML file creation. You’re able to specify the Navisworks Search Set name & group, and choose which Navisworks parameter you’re going to use. This XML file stores data in the structured way that could be easily read by Navisworks. This means that you can use the power of Dynamo to automate your Navis searches, and even set the rules that couldn’t be otherwise done without workarounds. Zhukoven.com dynamo package update brings Navisworks SearchSet XML creator

Zhukoven.com dynamo package is live

To start with, I’d like to say that I’m not willing to build an all-in-one dynamo package, collecting everyone’s custom nodes. My intention is totally different: I’d like to share my ideas that cover some white spots in Revit and Dynamo. I mean that if I managed to find solution to one particular problem, that has not been solved yet on dynamo forums or somewhere else, why should I keep it in secret?

(drumrolls): Introducing the very first Dynamo package!

Well, while I’ve already published the first version – rev.2017.5.16 (and here’s the link to the dedicated packages page), it is still work in progress, and of course there are some unfinished nodes that I plan to include in the future releases. So stay tuned and enjoy! And don’t forget to report issues and your ideas via the contact form on dynamo packages page.


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It’s been a while since I wrote my last post on the previous blog called “liveBIM“, and now I’m starting all over again here. There were several things to be changed (from my perspective), like blog platform, blog name, and domain name, so finally I have the right moment to do that.

As far as I’m a tech savvy person, acting as a BIM Manager in the design firm, I am keen on the cutting edge technology. It becomes our duty to see how new technologies get born, evolve, and finally become obsolete. Remember those CAD Managers in your firm? They are fading in the past, and so would BIM Managers do in the near future. This is inevitable, and all we can do is adapt to this ever changing tech world.

Some 5-10 years ago such technologies as Internet of Things, Big Data, Neural Networks seemed more like a science fiction than reality. What we see today is the rapidly emerging technologies, that seize almost every aspect of our lives. That’s why now we’re standing on the edge of the fourth industrial revolution that is coming much faster than you think. And our goal, as AEC industry professionals, is to drive our industry forward by integrating cutting edge technologies with building design.

Wouldn’t it be great to see an architect thinking more about how to improve the building design, instead of how to drive parameters from one BIM element to the other? In my opinion, the answer is pretty obvious: don’t waste your time and let computer do all the dirty work for you.

As for myself, I’ll do my best to share my knowledge and expertise with colleagues. I hope that my future posts will save some time and nerves of yours.

Now that the starting point and vector are set, let’s go ahead and move this rusty AEC thing to the bright future.

Stay tuned!

Konstantin Zhukoven