Dynamo is to Architects & Designers what Scratch is to toddler geniuses learning to code. It gets us thinking in terms of manipulating the machine using instruction sets rather than punching individual commands at the computer all day. More importantly, it is a platform designed to span between the world of coding and world of assembling architecture. This by definition, makes Dynamo extensible in both directions and a whole lot of fun.
The Case for a Project Twitter
Personally, I’m not a tweeter (sic). However, after a recent natural disaster, it (Twitter) was the only source of information about a particular neighborhood I wanted to track. A typical architectural project is not a place where random strangers gather for a round of kumbaya. Even so, a platform such as Twitter certainly breaks barriers in sharing thoughts, ideas, and solutions within a team. It could be anything from a gentle reminder, a recently discovered piece of project information, or , live tweeting of meeting notes. With Dynamo’s Iron Python Interface and ability to add *.dll libraries, along with Twitter’s well-documented Application Programming Interface (API), the rationale for building a connection between Twitter and Revit quickly went from ‘is there a need?’ to ‘why not?’ and ‘because we can!’.
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