Which Revit Automation Method is Right for You?

code vs node

If you’re like me, you strive to work smarter, not harder.

One of the best ways to do this is to let your computer do the heavy lifting for you.

Why do the same tedious operation over and over when your computer can do it in a fraction of the time?

When I’m in the middle of some tedious task, it’s like my brain just shuts down. It can’t handle the monotony of doing the same thing again and again and again. More often than not, this leads to errors and time wasted redoing the work. Ugh. . .

This especially true in Revit. Don’t get me wrong, I love working with Revit, but creating sheets, renaming views, or loading linked files can eat up a lot of time. Time I’d rather spend on higher leverage activities like improving the design or getting home for dinner.

Fortunately there are a number of options for automating Revit. My two favorites are Dynamo and Revit Macros. Dynamo is a visual programming tool for Revit that uses graphical nodes to create programs or “graphs”. Revit macros,…

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