The need sometimes exists for additional Revit Steel connections. Extra steel connections can be created manually, or we can load additional ones using the Revit Structural Dynamo package. Let see how this is done
In Revit 2020 open the Sample Revit Structure model.
Then go to the Manage tab and Open Dynamo. The Dynamo Dialogue box will open. Select the Packages pull down and select “Search for a Package”.
In the Search dialogue box type “Autodesk steel” and the search will find the Steel connections 2020 Dynamo package. Select the Download Latest icon.
The Package will start downloading.
Once downloaded you can close the dialogue box and also the Dynamo dialog box. In Revit select the Dynamo Player tool and click the Folder icon to set the folder that the Player look at.
Now Browse to the following directory:
C:\Users\**Profile name**\AppData\Roaming\Dynamo\Dynamo Revit\2.2\packages\Autodesk Steel Connections 2020\extra\Connections\en-US
And then click Ok.
Looking at the Dynamo Player window you will see new tools listed in the Dynamo Player.
First go to a 3D view and then load all the standard connections from the Steel Tab as shown.
To use these Dynamo Player Scripts, you’ll have to open a structural model like the sample one we have. In the 3D view zoom into the area as shown.
Now select the Clip Angle (Beam to Column) tool.
Then click the Select button inside the tool.
And then use a Window-selection to select both the column and beam.
Use the drop down to select the Clip Angle connection type.
Now select the Run icon.
The connection is done.
You can select the connection and select Edit Type to edit the connection.
Having the use of these extra Dynamo enabled connections if very beneficial as users now have the ability to create extra connections via Dynamo and also later on use Dynamo to develop their own connections. If you require more information or training on Dynamo please contact us at https://www.mgfx.co.za/contact