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Jeremy Tammik
Switzerland
Interests: rock climbing
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The hugely popular Design Automation APIs for Revit, Inventor, and 3ds Max will be officially released to the public on October 28. In a completely different vein, I found a very simple solution to download photos from an Android phone to the Mac – Public Forge Design Automation APIs – What can you do with Design Automation API for Revit? – Easy solution to transfer photos from Android to Mac – Gadgets in 1990 vs. 2018... Continue reading
Posted 20 hours ago at The Building Coder
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Let's take a quick look at implementing a dynamic model updater in a macro – Task – Solution – Drill up the filter... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Building Coder
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Joshua Lumley shares video #2 in his secret series, access to the CAD link status string and block in DWG export – Secrets of Revit API coding part 2 – Video 2 in the secret series – Getting CAD link status – Making blocks in Revit DWG export... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Building Coder
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A new Revit add-in unit testing framework, a short note on support assembly locations, and an article on importing PDF files – Revit.TestRunner runs unit tests in Revit – Getting started with TestRunner – Unconfusing support assemblies – Importing PDFs made easy... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2019 at The Building Coder
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A search for Revit API related books, a very nice new Revit API starter kit, a richer and much more complex literary AI-related book, and a quick bottleneck steel guitar blues recording not related with any technical topic whatsoever – A very basic book on Revit API – Revit API starter kit – Machines like me – Bottleneck blues guitar... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at The Building Coder
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Pieter Schipper worked hard at solving the task of swapping nested families using Python and Dynamo and very kindly shares his solution here with us today, including his four Python scripts – Task at hand – Problems faced – Solution and detailed implementation – Collect all family instances in document – Export families via SaveAs – Update Nested Family Definitions – Reload updated families... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2019 at The Building Coder
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Let me once again highlight two helpful answers in the Revit API discussion forum and the newest pair of Forge Design Automation samples – Get project parameter id from its name – Preventing an updater loop – New Forge and Design Automation samples... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at The Building Coder
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Preserving another couple of interesting recent threads from the Revit API discussion forum on various extensible and external topics – Extensible storage reading trouble – External event implementation – External DLL loading – External side face of a pipe... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2019 at The Building Coder
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Several user interface related topics are being discussed in the Revit API discussion forum – Keep my form on top of Revit! – Creating buttons and getting started with an add-in UI – Integrating a web-based UI... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2019 at The Building Coder
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Please note that the European Forge DevCon in Darmstadt is looming imminent. Furthermore, here are some notes on two recent Revit programming discussions and a pointer to some of the top-rated online classes – DevCon Darmstadt – Personal DevCon invitation from Jim Quanci – Sun direction adjusted for project true north – Reading an RVT file without Revit – The top 100 free online courses... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2019 at The Building Coder
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Revit 2020.1 was released and an updated Revit SDK has now been published for it – Additions to the Revit 2020.1 API – Systems analysis API additions – Mechanical analytical systems – Zone equipment – System zones – Systems analysis and analysis reports – Export to gbXML – View API additions – Temporary view mode API – Schedule API additions – Striped rows – Path of travel API additions – Reveal obstacles mode for path of travel – Options API additions – Color options – Rebar API additions – Rebar constraints – Installation and compilation – RvtSamples Setup... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2019 at The Building Coder
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As high-resolution monitors grow ever more common, an important question arises on handling add-in scaling for 4K high resolution screens – Problem adapting a Revit add-in for 4K displays – Application properties for stand-alone apps – Application manifest – Separate UI component with IPC – Two solutions for adjusting Revit for 4K displays – Method 1 – Run hires monitor in low resolution – Method 2 – Adjust how Revit handles 4k displays – Discussion of the results... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2019 at The Building Coder
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Two exciting Revit API related news announcements from Ehsan Iran-Nejad and Gui Talarico – New comprehensive pyRevit home page – ApiDocs.co code search sample collection... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at The Building Coder
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A surprising new aspect of Revit's built-in solid intersection algorithms and a ten-year vision for online assets – No face to face intersection without edges – Evolution of media creation – Vision of online assets... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2019 at The Building Coder
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An important Revit add-in requirement regarding Transport Layer Security (TLS) settings, a short note on accessing PDF image data from an import instance, and an update of the Collada DAE custom exporter for use in Revit 2020 – Required Transport Layer Security (TLS) settings – Accessing imported PDF image data in Revit – Custom Collada exporter updated and fixed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2019 at The Building Coder
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We repeat the call to participate in the Revit API survey, and heartily invite you to register for the Forge DevCon conferences in Europe and North America – Revit API and Design Automation API Survey – Forge DevCon 2019 at AU in Las Vegas – Forge DevCon 2019 at AU in Darmstadt... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2019 at The Building Coder
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So many interesting discussions and inspiring solutions in the Revit API discussion forum! Here are a few, plus one non-forum beginner case – GetSimilarTypes filters for curtain wall door symbols – SnappingService – what does it actually do? – Get title block label parameters... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2019 at The Building Coder
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I still have a backlog of questions from last week to process. Here are some of the discussions that came up – Shared parameter is either type or instance – Transferring element parameters – Hiding DirectShape internal face edges... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2019 at The Building Coder
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My work on setting up a new PC is nearing completion. There is also a need to clarify the use of the Face.Intersect(Face) method – The unbounded Face.Intersect method – Making use of the unbounded face intersection – Rectangular face intersection ideas – Copy as HTML update – Visual Studio Revit add-in wizard update... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2019 at The Building Coder
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I had an extensive discussion on automatically driving Revit from outside to auto-execute a simple functionality with no user input, originally implemented by an external command. Also, a big thank you to all for the numerous congratulations on The Building Coder's eleventh birthday – Auto-executing an external command – Eleventh birthday congratulations... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2019 at The Building Coder
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Happy Birthday to The Building Coder! The online Revit API documentation now supports full text search. Dynamo implements a new ViewCone functionality... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2019 at The Building Coder
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Here are some topics that came up last week – Dynamo Zero Touch Node Revit element wrapper – Loading a .NET assembly from a memory stream – How to become a successful freelancer – Talking about memory streams, I hiked up Rio Chillar in Nerja, Andalusia... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2019 at The Building Coder
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The Revit product team is conducting a survey to improve the functionality of the Revit services. Please help them prioritise new features and upcoming enhancements to future releases of the Autodesk Revit API and the Forge Design Automation for Revit API by taking a brief survey... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2019 at The Building Coder
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One of today's Revit API discussion forum threads prompted a discussion of MEP duct- and pipework creation topics – Changing pipe direction – MEP ductwork creation tip... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at The Building Coder
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I completed the move to my new computer, and happily all systems go now. Here are some other topics that came up in the past few days – Revit-IFC Release 20.1.0 – Community discussion on Revit – Solid or instance, depending – Exporting parameters to Access – Store globals on custom DataStorage, not ProjectInfo – Iranian civil engineering project video... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at The Building Coder