lisa-marie mueller

lisa-marie mueller

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BIM management

Strategic Planning Part 2

2020-02-28

Following up on my January Post, I discuss some lessons learned through the next stage of our process. I present my thoughts from two points of view: as a leader of the Automation team and as a team member of the Innovation and Maintenance teams.

Strategic Planning Part 1

2020-01-10

While we set goals in our personal lives, we participate in Strategic Planning in our professional lives. This week I discuss some lessons learned from our first team-wide Design Technology group strategic planning session.

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dynamo vs plug-ins

Dynamo vs. Plug-Ins (Part Four)

2019-08-09

The final post in a four part series exploring automation in Revit through Dynamo vs Plug-Ins. Learn about some steps to implmenting plug-ins and the importance of testing.

Dynamo vs. Plug-Ins (Part Three)

2019-08-07

The third post in a four part series exploring automation in Revit through Dynamo vs Plug-Ins. I discuss the learning curve and some key benefits to using plug-ins.

Dynamo vs. Plug-Ins (Part Two)

2019-08-02

The second post in a four part series exploring automation in Revit through Dynamo vs Plug-Ins. Hear the story of our Dynamo Script Library launch.

Dynamo vs. Plug-Ins (Part One)

2019-07-31

The first post in a four part series exploring automation in Revit through Dynamo vs Plug-Ins

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elevation by wall plug-in

Rotating Elevation Markers

2020-03-27

Since we placed the elevation ViewSection on the first available index of the Marker, we need to rotate the marker to face the wall. We use the wall normal and ViewSection direction to find the angle used to rotate the Marker.

Phases

2020-03-13

There are lots of different parameters that store phases and it is different for Elements, ViewSections, and Rooms. This week, I discuss phases and when to remember setting them.

Elevation by Wall

2020-03-06

Using exterior elevation views for drawings like storefront legends becomes faster when you can select a wall and get an elevation view cropped to the wall. Today we take the first step by placing our elevation at the center of the wall.

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experiences

Finding a New Room

2019-07-22

When someone makes you feel like the outsider in the room, it’s time to find a new room. At BILT North America, I found that new room. I found a community.

Welcome

2019-07-14

Let's build the next thing together. Discover tools for Revit and DynamoBIM that optimize your workflows.

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interior elevation plug-in

WinForms ComboBox

2020-02-07

Continuing on the topic of user interfaces, I discuss using a WinForms ComboBox to allow input for the Create Interior Elevation Tool I have been working on.

Rename Views

2019-12-13

On our path to automating interior elevations, we want to rename the elevations to coorespond to the room and cardinal direction. This week we set up a couple methods in a Utility class so we can more easily rename the elevations next week.

Coordinate System Utilities

2019-12-06

On our path to automating interior elevations, we want to rename the elevations to coorespond to the room and cardinal direction. This week we set up a couple methods in a Utility class so we can more easily rename the elevations next week.

Creating FilledRegions

2019-11-22

On our path to automating interior elevations, we create a filled region to mask extents of our view. We use inverse matrices to adjust the coordinate system and create our marking region boundaries.

Resizing CropBoxes

2019-11-15

On our path to automating interior elevations, we use linear algebra to adjust the coordinates of our CropBox between the project and view's coordinates. We also discover an InvalidArgumentException to accomidate.

View Templates

2019-11-08

We look at changing the Revit parameters for our automated interior elevation process. This week we set the view template.

Phases & Goal 1 Complete

2019-11-01

We complete Goal #1 on our path to automating the interior elevation process. This week we adjust the phase of our elevation markers and views and execute our program.

ViewPlanId & Levels

2019-10-25

We continue on our path to automating the interior elevation process. This week we find the ViewPlanId, adjust for multiple levels, and place our elevation views.

ViewFamilyTypeId

2019-10-18

We continue on our path to automating the interior elevation process. This week we find the ViewFamilyTypeId which is the last parameter we need to place the ElevationMarker.

Finding Centroids & Considering Exceptions

2019-10-11

We continue on our path to automating the interior elevation process. This week we find the center of the rooms and look at which exceptions we need to consider to not crash our program.

Filtered Element Collector

2019-10-04

Let's take the first step to automating the interior elevation process. This week we cover the Filtered Element Collector class.

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learn coding

Steps to Learn to Code 2

2019-08-23

There are many flexible options that teach you how to code. Explore three different options that you can consider

Steps to Learn to Code 1

2019-08-19

Architects and designers need resources that allow them to learn to code while keeping their current responsibilities.

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miscellaneous

Radio Silence

2020-02-23

Back with new content February 23

Back from Break

2019-10-02

We're back with new content October 4

Gone to the Beach

2019-08-30

I'm enjoying a few weeks of holiday and will be ready to jump in to new content in September

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rename interior elevation plug-in

WinForms DataGrid

2020-01-31

As you start developing plug-ins for Revit, you will likely find that you will want to add a user interface for inputs. This week, I discuss using a WinForms DataGrid for the rename interior elevation plug-in I started.

Is Point In Room

2020-01-17

I wanted to create a stand-alone plug-in that renames interior elevation views after they have been created and updates their name based on the room name. The key feature is finding out what room the elevation is located in and this week we do just that.