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    Subdirectories in Dynamo

    Hi guys,

    which node do I need to use so that Dynamo searches for the subdirectories too, instead of only the main directory?
    I know Clockwork had the Directory.Contents+ node. But I'm unavailable to find that one.

    Thanks!
    Infinite | Revit enthusiast | BIM | Virtual Reality | Architecture | My gallery



    #2
    Instead of working through the Clockwork package, you could simply work with the OOTB nodes that comes with Dynamo. :beer:
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      #3
      What are you trying to do with the information?

      You can get subdirectories using Lightning, Orchid, or OOTB nodes.
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        #4
        Originally posted by kraftwerk View Post
        Instead of working through the Clockwork package, you could simply work with the OOTB nodes that comes with Dynamo. :beer:
        Nice, how do you get the list under it? I always use the "watch" node, which is always too small. What does OOTB mean btw?

        Edit: i found the PIN
        Last edited by Infinite; February 4, 2020, 06:14 AM.
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          #5
          Originally posted by cellophane View Post
          What are you trying to do with the information?

          You can get subdirectories using Lightning, Orchid, or OOTB nodes.
          Great tip!
          I'm trying to upgrade all families to the newer version of Revit, but they are located in subcategories/subdirectories.
          I don't want to select every folder seperatly, so I needed to find each folder under a rootfolder.

          I just see you can include the subdirectories lol. Thanks Chad.
          Last edited by Infinite; February 4, 2020, 06:50 AM.
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            #6
            Originally posted by Infinite View Post
            Nice, how do you get the list under it? I always use the "watch" node, which is always too small. What does OOTB mean btw?

            Edit: i found the PIN
            Originally posted by Infinite View Post
            Great tip!
            I'm trying to upgrade all families to the newer version of Revit, but they are located in subcategories/subdirectories.
            I don't want to select every folder seperatly, so I needed to find each folder under a rootfolder.

            I just see you can include the subdirectories lol. Thanks Chad.
            OOTB = Out Of The Box i.e. the default nodes that ship with Dynamo.

            Glad you got it sorted!
            Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


            chad
            BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Infinite View Post
              Great tip!
              I'm trying to upgrade all families to the newer version of Revit, but they are located in subcategories/subdirectories.
              I don't want to select every folder seperatly, so I needed to find each folder under a rootfolder.

              I just see you can include the subdirectories lol. Thanks Chad.
              do you know that there is a long available .bat file that upgrades Revit families and does so in folders and that folders subfolders? Do a Google search for Upgrade_RFA.bat.
              I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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                #8
                Originally posted by Dave Jones View Post
                do you know that there is a long available .bat file that upgrades Revit families and does so in folders and that folders subfolders? Do a Google search for Upgrade_RFA.bat.
                Thanks Dave. No I was not aware of that. When I do a google search and find that bat file, I read comments like 'not working' and 'very slow'. A dynamo script works fast and effective, so I'll keep working with that. I use a bat file however, to clear all the backup files (.001 etc).
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Infinite View Post
                  Thanks Dave. No I was not aware of that. When I do a google search and find that bat file, I read comments like 'not working' and 'very slow'. A dynamo script works fast and effective, so I'll keep working with that. I use a bat file however, to clear all the backup files (.001 etc).
                  I haven't upgraded with Dynamo so I can't compare speed, but the BAT file does work. It is also great for doing things like pushing object styles into families.
                  Revit for newbies - A starting point for RFO


                  chad
                  BEER: Better, Efficient, Elegant, Repeatable.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Infinite View Post
                    Thanks Dave. No I was not aware of that. When I do a google search and find that bat file, I read comments like 'not working' and 'very slow'. A dynamo script works fast and effective, so I'll keep working with that. I use a bat file however, to clear all the backup files (.001 etc).
                    well, while the speed of the .bat process would definitely be slower than a proposed Dynamo method, my thought is: you only, in theory, do this once a year. I can run the .bat on my 1000s (19,878 actual current count) of Revit families and as I recall the process only takes about 20 to 30 minutes. That given no errors are encountered which requires a start over from the point of error.

                    Edit: PS, if you need the files, advise and I'll upload them
                    I'm retired, if you don't like it, go around!

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