Dynamo Essentials - The Complete Guide

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of Dynamo, solving design challenges, and using Dynamo to drive BIM parametric logic.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Course Length: 5 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • Data Manipulation
  • Working with Geometry
  • Dynamo for Revit

Course Description

Dynamo is a visual programming extension for Autodesk Revit that helps you compose custom scripts to generate geometry and process data. Dynamo solves challenges using a ruled-based system of thinking, something typically referred to as algorithmic thinking.

Dynamo Essentials will introduce you to the basics of Dynamo. After completing this course, you will be able to describe the fundamentals of Dynamo, think programmatically when solving design challenges, use Dynamo to drive BIM using parametric logic, and mine information out of BIM and use it for documentation.

To get the most out of this course, we strongly recommend you review every topic within the course, and use all the learning styles to ensure you retain the important information within. We also encourage you to take all the progress tests to ensure you have retained the knowledge, and most importantly practice with the real world, Let Me Try examples.

Course Outline

Dynamo Essentials Course Outline


  • About Dynamo

Getting Started

  • Dynamo Interface
  • Graphs
  • Graph Controls
  • Package Manager

Working with Data

  • Lists
  • Managing Lists
  • Preset Values
  • Math
  • Strings

Working with Geometry

  • Points
  • Curves
  • Surfaces
  • Solids

Dynamo for Revit

  • Managing Families
  • Revit Workflows

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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  • 7 Let Me Try Practical Exercises
  • 9 Progress Quizzes and Exams
  • 12 Byte-size Video Tutorials
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  • 2017

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