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Jeff Yao
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This blog includes some Get Started instructions near the end. By now I’m sure you have heard of Dynamo, Autodesk’s open source graphical programming for design. It has come a long way since its introduction a few years ago. And since then several companies have embraced this new way of unlocking the world of BIM and accessing data.   Why do you ask? Autodesk Dynamo is a visual programming environment. That means, you don’t have to be a programming expert! If you are wondering what are some other reasons there is a gain in popularity, or if you are wondering what it can do, the following give a few examples for the interest. First off it is a visual programming tool that doesn’t need to write code in most circumstances, and at the same time unleashes the power of programming which includes accessing to a remarkable set of Revit API functionalities, and processing large amount of repeated tasks without interruption. Secondly, it is especially efficient when geometry intersection is useful for creating and placing multiple elements and family instances. For example, to ...