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    Set up my Project Browser using dynamo!!!

    Hello everyone!
    Every time i have to start a new project i have to manually create multiple views and i would like to know if i could use dynamo to do this once and use this for other project?

    Thank you all !!

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    build them into your template

    and technically yes, you can do most of what you want with Dynamo but building it into your template will be more efficient long-term.
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    Actually I find its less useful to have Views in the template (Because they are dependent on levels, scope boxes etc that can be different for every project) and better to have really good View Templates that can produce all the views you want with a minimum of manual work.
    Using dynamo you can;

    Copy levels from linked models with the same names, or name by height order etc.
    Create a view per level for a list of View Templates, applying the templates as they are created
    Create dependent views for every scope box in the project
    Name and number every view based on their template/level
    Create sheets using the view names and numbers and place the views on them
    Sort/group everything in the project browser based on parameters in the templates
    Fill in sheet information for the title block using the attributes of the view (Type, level, scope box, discipline, etc)
    Place the relevant legends or text notes on the sheets
    Possibly even tag stuff on the views (But placement of the tags is difficult).

    Ive managed to get most of these steps working individually, so it should be entirely possible to develop a process that generates all your template views in one go when setting up a new project.
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    I would actually LOVE to be able to do all of that in Dynamo. I would strip a lot of things out of my template, if i knew how to do all of that!
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    Theres a good collection of links to examples of these kind of uses of dynamo here
    https://forum.dynamobim.com/t/excel-...on-sheets/5307

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    Wow that's a lot of information in one thread! Time to do a save-all to my thirteen story template, and get experimenting!

    Sent from my Phablet. Please excuse typos... and bad ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Wow that's a lot of information in one thread! Time to do a save-all to my thirteen story template, and get experimenting!
    Can you send some of that spare time to tinker with this stuff my way?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    Can you send some of that spare time to tinker with this stuff my way?!
    I hear ya! I had a few slow days a month ago and got my feet wet in Dynamo but have been slammed ever since. Where does the day go??

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    Hehe yes, the idea is that automation will free up extra time. In practice you just spend all that time making dynamo work and end up with more work than you started with :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by josephpeel View Post
    Hehe yes, the idea is that automation will free up extra time. In practice you just spend all that time making dynamo work and end up with more work than you started with :P
    But that's at least more fun than doing something repetitive!

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