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    Question REVIT API or DYNAMO?

    Hi all!
    I'm using revit structure. And i want to improve performance of my work. But i don't know what i should to choose to start. Learning REVIT API, or DYNAMO?
    Can anyone give me an advise?
    Thanks a lot!

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    Start learning Dynamo first, and you will find that you need to delve into Revit API more along the way. Since Dynamo works on top of the Revit API, it will enable you to learn the correct way to "think".

    The way I learned is, Dynamo > Python (in Dynamo) > C# (in Dynamo) > Full Revit Addins in C#

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnp View Post
    Start learning Dynamo first, and you will find that you need to delve into Revit API more along the way. Since Dynamo works on top of the Revit API, it will enable you to learn the correct way to "think".

    The way I learned is, Dynamo > Python (in Dynamo) > C# (in Dynamo) > Full Revit Addins in C#
    Thanks Johnp!
    I will follow your way.

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    One thing to add: In terms of progression, Python and C# kind of sit in the same space, but are very different approaches with pro's and con's to both

    Python can be difficult to begin with (But check out my blog post to get started: Diving Deeper - A Beginners Look at Python in Dynamo), but can iterate very very quickly!

    However, most folk prefer C# eventually as you can migrate into Revit add-ons a little easier (There is a lot more tutorial resource available on the web).

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    Quote Originally Posted by amoursol View Post
    One thing to add: In terms of progression, Python and C# kind of sit in the same space, but are very different approaches with pro's and con's to both

    Python can be difficult to begin with (But check out my blog post to get started: Diving Deeper - A Beginners Look at Python in Dynamo), but can iterate very very quickly!

    However, most folk prefer C# eventually as you can migrate into Revit add-ons a little easier (There is a lot more tutorial resource available on the web).
    There is the PyRevit addin that uses Python modules which can speed the jump to add-ons a little.

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    Thanks all!
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