Dynamo-why and how
The world is changing. Artificial Intelligence easily beats the most powerful chess engines, creates music and art, drives cars, writes its own code.
Architecture and Construction, being big and cumbersome (also regulated by governments) are always a bit behind in technology implementation. But they catch up eventually.
The world, the industry have become more demanding for what’s included in deliverables. Ideally everything is well thought of and simulated first and only then approved and built.
We use sophisticated BIM software in place of ink and paper. The software gets more sophisticated and there are numerous plugins that allow it to do even more.
Big companies have their own plugins. Big companies have R&D and coding departments.
But even big companies use Dynamo and have it in their job requirements.
Dynamo (alongside other visual programming tools for other programs) is the most democratic way to adopt new technologies into your work and to adapt to the changes happening.
What has already started today and what’s also coming in the near foreseeable future is an environment where
everybody working on the project has on their fingertips the power that computational design and visual programming offer
It is a quick and agile way to harness them during a project and only then if it is something that might be used on multiple other projects you might want to consult with the developers (if you have any) if it is worthy to make a plugin out of this, or at least, how to improve what’s already done.
Dynamo is powerful and in many scenarios is better than custom add-ins since:
It is more agile.
It has a geometric engine.
It doesn’t require software developers.
Dynamo graphs are made by Revit users: students, architects, engineers.
Not by programmers.
I see it this way:
The more you can do with Revit the more value you have as a specialist using the software
Dynamo expands the limits that Revit has. Learning Dynamo expands your mind. You learn to think computationally, you learn more about how Revit runs internally, you start being more efficient and you start craving to learn more and do more things with it. I have to warn you. Once you get the basics and start applying it to your work it becomes very addictive.
I teach people how to use Revit and Dynamo.
I had the desire to create an online course for a long time, but I saw there were already plenty of other courses. And I had the choice:
To make a cheap short course that gives just the basics or helps with a single problem like everyone else
To create something special.