Simply Complex: Good news everyone,
I have just finished updating the Simplex package for Dynamo.


The Simplex package has 3 major categories.
SIMPLE
This collection of Nodes allow you to do some tasks with Revit including copying
3D families from unopened Revit files to the Current (opened) Revit File and wrapping and unwrapping elements.

This also has the only known set of nodes (has far as I know) that allow you to read text from word (.docx) files


COMPLEX
This set of nodes create complex dynamo geometry shapes including the Dynamo Cow. Why? Why not!


STRUCTURE
These set of nodes allow you to access the databases of


ETABS version 2016 and this contains over 800+ nodes
If you want to get started using these nodes that first open ETABS 2016
and use the example to get started. I will post more on these later. This example gets analysis results.


SAP version 19 and this contains over 800+ nodes
If you want to get started using these nodes that first open SAP version 19 first
and use the example to get started. I will post more on these later. This example gets frame lengths.


and Finally TEKLA version 2016 and this contains over 30+ nodes
If you want to get started using these nodes that first open TEKLA version 2016 and then open Dynamo with the simplex package installed.
There are some sample nodes shown below. for example you could get the Beam finshes or convert TEKLA beam geometry to Dynamo solid geometry or even create beams with start and end points similar to Dynamo for Revit.


Since there are over 1800 nodes in the simplex package now it is not fully documented.
It is a work in progress and I wanted to get this out to the AEC community ASAP so it is still
in Beta it is not uploaded to GITHUB so use it at your own risk
Comments? Post them Here. And thanks to Scott Hegie for his efforts in helping put these nodes together.


If you are a Hard core expert or beginner in ETABS or SAP or TEKLA or Revit I am sure the Simplex pacakge will have something to offer you.
Good Luck and I will be posting more indepth examples on how to use
each of these
SIMPLE
COMPLEX
and
STRUCTURAL
TEKLA
ETABS
AND SAP
Nodes in the future.
















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