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Timothy Logan

SD11416: Cross-Platform Plug-ins For Revit, Dynamo, and Beyond

(Duration 45:51)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn how to build a library that can be accessed by multiple applications
  • Learn how to use a geometry library to aid in the communication between applications
  • Determine how different applications define geometry
  • Learn how to set up a file-free communication pipeline between applications

Description

Description

It's becoming increasingly common for architectural projects to be developed using more than once piece of software, and plug-in developers are pressured to make sure their tools support these multiple platforms. Whether you're making a plug-in that's implemented in Revit software that you also want to use within Dynamo software, or you want to communicate with any other CAD- or vector-based application, one of the biggest hurdles you have to overcome is that different applications—even Revit software and Dynamo software—use different geometry libraries. This class will cover ways we have dealt with porting plug-ins to different formats using a custom geometry library and how that has also lent itself to enabling a more direct communication between applications.

Target Audience

Target Audience

Revit API developers who want to build plugins that can be used with multiple platforms such as with both Revit and Dynamo.

Speakers

Speakers

Timothy Logan

Timothy Logan got his start in architecture working on some of HKS, Inc.'s, initial forays into using Revit software. He quickly became acquainted with building families in Revit software and led development of several thousand of the firm’s standard Revit families. After much of the family development was over, he began working with the Revit software API to begin automating and simplifying some of the more difficult or repetitive tasks within Revit software. These development efforts, in addition to his deep understanding of Revit, enabled him to transition to LMN Architects as their design technology manager and member of their Tech Studio. There he continued to hone his development skills and wrote several Revit software plug-ins to help with quality control and assist in LMN's interoperability heavy workflows. Now back with HKS as part of their LINE studio, he continues to concentrate on custom development, with a focus on geometry interoperability between the different software that LINE uses.

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Tags

Published

  • 2015
  • SD11416
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • Revit for Architects
  • Dynamo

Industry

  • Architecture Services

Topics

  • BIM (Building Information Modeling)
  • Building Design
  • Developers