The Rhino Inside technology allows Rhino and Grasshopper to be embedded within other products, including Revit and AutoCAD. This repository contains all the sample developer code for loading Rhino inside other 64-bit Windows applications.
Note that you’ll need to download Rhino WIP version to be able to play with Inside technology.
Revit IFC Manual is a 52-page document, which describes all of the available options for using IFC format within the Revit environment. This is definitely a handy document for everyone working with Open BIM.
This document is intended to serve as a guide for Revit users handling IFC data and providing a better understanding of the settings available in Revit, discussing the way they can influence the quality and the content of the IFC file.
The Revit IFC manual therefore sets out the basics of IFC and explains in detail how to export, link and open IFC files in Revit.
The Revit IFC Manual is available for download from the official Autodesk website (direct link). I also suggest you to check out a series of articles by Simon Moreau from BIM42 about Revit IFC exporter settings:
A couple of months ago I wrote about the tragic death of Flux.io – the service that allowed us to seamlessly exchange BIM data through the cloud.
One of the possible substitutes for Flux is the Speckle.works – an open source (MIT) data communication platform. Until recently it had only Grasshopper integration, and yesterday they published the very first alpha version of the Dynamo package.
For those of you missing the Flux, go ahead and download the package called “Speckle for Dynamo” from dynamopackages.com
Please note that this is still an alpha version, and there may be some issues. And in case you encounter any problems, don’t hesitate to report them @ GitHub or Speckle.Works.
Today a lot of companies and AEC professionals use cloud messengers and productivity tools to organize projects and enhance collaboration. Some of these tools have an API to interact with (Trello, Slack, Asana, for instance), making them suitable for instant information delivery. If you use one of the above mentioned tools, you’re lucky! Dynamo community has already introduced a couple of packages that may streamline your data flow:
But what about WhatsApp? Unfortunately, it doesn’t provide us with the official API, but it has a web version that recognizes special URLs. These URLs could be compiled inside Dynamo in appropriate format, and used to notify your teammates of some significant project issues!