Friday, October 30, 2015

Dynamo - Space Planning DynamoBIM Community Collaboration

Thanks to Kyle C. Martin for initially sharing his post on the DynamoBIM blog about Space Planning and using Dynamo for task automation, and collaborating with me about his process! I have successfully laid out a similar script that allows myself to input programmatic data into my excel spreadsheet. I followed through his process and made some refinements on my end to simplify some his programming with other modules that might perform the same way. When all was said and done, and after a weekend of wading through some examples and thoughts about how it all should go together, I had some success re-engineering this fantastic module! This is going to help me illustrate the data of my program to the faculty at my school, and better illustrate some design intent. I am very grateful for the Dynamo Community, and for having professionals in the industry that are willing to take time out of their busy lifestyles to collaborate and bounce ideas off of!

You can read more about Kyle C. Martin and some of his workflows here:

Kyle was kind enough to make me work through the process on my own, and shared tips, hints and tricks along the way. Definitely worth exploring some of his thoughts and how he uses DynamoBIM in his professional workflows. It is important to note that Kyle did not share the Dynamo Module with me, and allowed me to figure it out on my own through trial and error and professional feedback. Thank you  again Kyle for challenging me!

The Dynamo Primer is now open-source and is more informative than ever. This is what has helped me learn how to use Dynamo in our office at Harvey's Plumbing and Heating in Bozeman, Montana.

Check out the Dynamo Primer here!:

Check out the Dynamo Community forums here:

I would also like to thank Julien Benoit for helping us out with the assembly creation modules we've made here in the office! It is important to understand that the Dynamo Community has a plethora of people that are there to help with any problems you may be having with your Dynamo learning endeavors and that people are there more than willing to help you learn and to learn together!


  1. Great stuff. Just curious, how does one acquire the infrastructure of this amazingness?

    Stephen Grant