DoC Event #010 – Virtual Panel Discussion with Parallax Team

This is a joint event with DoE

UPDATE: Video available now on DoC YouTube Channel HERE

Date: Wednesday, March 24th, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MDT

Location: Online Via Zoom

This will be the First DoC event of the 2020 – 2021 season. Event #010 will feature a virtual panel discussion with members of the Parallax Team on the topic of using Dynamo and coding in an AEC firm.

The “Real” Benefits of Adopting and Using Dynamo and Coding within an AEC Firm

Panellists: Aaron Maller, Melissa Thiessens, John Pierson and Lauren Schmidt all of Parallax Team

Here is the premise behind this panel discussion:

Share real dynamo and coding knowledge and experience, the good, the bad, and the ugly in a panel discussion. The Parallax Team is a great example and will be the panellists, as they all have different use cases, needs and levels of comfort with Dynamo and coding in general. This panel will be a way to showcase the ROI in time spent learning, failing, getting better, and then ultimately become more efficient. This session will highlight for owners, principals, CEOs, and bosses how using tools like Dynamo and coding can be a benefit even if it means accepting an overhead cost, or allowing users time to fail. Also, showing that benefits may not be in direct dollars saved, but in a more efficient process that allows for a better outcome, which would be a win/win (client and firm). This panel will also let those that are the current “lone wolf” of the Dynamo or coding process within a frim see good things can come from their hard work on lunch’s and after-hours.

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DoC Event #009 – Dynamo and its Grasshopper equivalent using Rhino.Inside®.Revit

This is a joint event with DoE

UPDATE: YouTube video available Here

Date: Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm MDT

Location: Online via Zoom

This will be the Third DoC event of the 2019 – 2020 season. Event #009 will feature a remote presentation about Dynamo, Grasshopper & R.I.R. from Marcello Sgambelluri of John A. Martin & Associates

Dynamo and its Grasshopper equivalent using Rhino.Inside®.Revit

Presented by Marcello Sgambelluri of John A. Martin & Associates (virtual session)

There is a new technology that is emerging in the AECO+ industry. It is called Rhino Inside Revit and it allows Revit to access all of Rhino’s powerful functionally including Grasshopper.

So, we decided to avoid turning this session into another “intro to Rhino.Inside.Revit”. Instead, let’s look at Grasshopper for Revit in a different light. This session will show all of you Dynamo for Revit users how to make equivalent functions in Grasshopper including creating Revit Beams, Revit Walls and even Moose…

Let’s find out what Grasshopper for Revit is really made of!

So if you want to have a fun time please join us and don’t forget to bring all your questions and concerns up to the presenter to keep the session lively.

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Contributing to Dynamo – Great 4 part series by matterlab

I wanted to do a quick post to point out this great blog series by matterlab, on their blog (called insights). If you don’t know what matterlab is, well its the latest adventure from Mark Thorley and Radu Gidei, both of designtech fame.

This 4 part series was written by Sylvester Knudsen and is worth a read, and a bookmark for those working with Dynamo and wishing to contribute to the community.

How to contribute to Dynamo for Revit – Part 1

Part 2: Getting started 

Part 3: Testing

Part 4: Making a pull request


COVID-19 and DoC Event #008 Update

The Dynamaniacs of Calgary are closely monitoring the ever-changing COVID-19 situation and will be following the guidelines from local health authorities. As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and support Calgary’s efforts to promote social distancing, all in-person DoC events will be suspended effective immediately, until future notice.

What does this mean for the upcoming DoC Event #008?

The March 25th event will no longer be an in-person event. Instead, we will hold a shortened online only event using a Zoom meeting. Sol Amour of Autodesk has agreed to still give his remote presentation “Dynamo 2.2 and Beyond” followed by a brief Q&A session. This meeting will be recorded and posted after the event for those unable to attend live online. On the day of the event, all registrants will receive an email with the Zoom meeting details.

William Thompson of SAIT has also agreed to give his “Extending Reality – Applications for Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality in AEC” session during our next DoC in-person event when that is possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support.

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