Top 10 Reasons We Love Dynamo – Part Two

Yesterday, I shared reasons 10-6 that we love Dynamo. Today, I am back to share my top five:

5. We can plan and analyze data without the need for additional expensive programs.

There are several design scenarios where you have to determine how changing one thing affects something else. For example, with space planning, selecting equipment, choosing materials, and so on, there are several variables involved. Using Dynamo can help expedite the process of analyzing data without the need for additional software.

4. It’s all we’ve heard about for the past two years.

Have you been to AU, RTC (now BILT), or another BIM conference in the past 2 years? If you have, then you’ve probably noticed quite a few sessions on Dynamo. Maybe you’ve even attended some of these. Well, guess what? All the attention is legit. Dynamo is definitely revolutionizing the way we design, model, and document building models.

3. Dynamo is a part of Revit now.

Before the release of Revit 2017, there was great mystery surrounding Dynamo. It was some special add-in that you just had to get, and many people still really didn’t know what it was. But in Revit 2017, Dynamo installs along with Revit. It is a part of Revit! Now Revit users have no excuse not to open up Dynamo and begin exploring.

2. We can create geometry in Dynamo that we cannot create in Revit.

Google “Dynamo BIM” and view the Images. Then tell me if you can create those complex surfaces in Revit…. *drops mic* ….

1. We still don’t know everything we can do with it!

While there are thousands of Dynamo users now, we are still coming up with new things that can be done with Dynamo. This is because the program is still rapidly being developed, and users are able to customize what Dynamo can do with Python scripting. For that reason, users are always coming up with new and exciting things that can be done in Dynamo. This is one of the reasons I am extremely excited about where we are and where we are going. I love experimenting and coming up with new things myself!

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