Dynamo – Clockwork Package

Dynamo – Clockwork Package

Dynamo provides a way to extract or infer data that can be of benefit to a BIM process. This data is often not available natively in Revit.

When observing and learning from some Dynamo routines I encountered at Autodesk University Berlin 2016, I discovered I needed to install some of the external packages for them to work. An error is generated: “Error: Custom node definition is not loaded!”

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A google search for “HostedObject.HandOrientation” readily reveals that it is part of the Clockwork for Dynamo package.

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This can be downloaded through the Revit Dynamo interface by clicking on the Packages tab

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If the terms and conditions are agreeable, proceed.

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After synchronizing with the server the available packages are visible for installation.

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After the clockwork package has been installed, the error is no longer generated.

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Before the Dynamo script is run, another error is generated by the following code block.

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After the script is run this is no longer an issue.

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Clearly it would be quite a task to learn each and every node before using the packages, but fortunately a vibrant community exists that can point one to a node that can perform a specific function. https://forum.dynamobim.com/

After the script is run a schedule is create that shows whether a specific door is left or right opening. This is a great help for the contractor installing the doors.

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This is a specific requirement that was asked for by an Architect, and I look forward to presenting this solution to them. What questions can you answer using Dynamo?

 

By | 2017-05-24T12:12:32+00:00 August 18th, 2016|

About the Author:

After concurrently manufacturing for the Radar EW industry and reading incompletely toward Mechanical Engineering at Stellenbosch University, I realigned toward the Architectural. Today I support the AEC professions in Cape Town as an Application Engineer for a Gold Autodesk Reseller in South Africa called Micrographics. I support and facilitate training on the following software platforms: Revit (Architectural, Structural and MEP); Civil3D; AutoCAD; SANSCalc and Lumion.