Steel Connections in Revit via the new Dynamo plugin for 2020.

There is an option to create steel connections via the new package provided by Autodesk for Revit 2020, they have a nice blog explaining this and how it may be applied.

After reading this blog, we did some investigation and there are some Help pages on the Autodesk Knowledge Network (AKN), the initial one to go to is about the installation of the connections package for dynamo.

After reading through this page and being new to this myself, I created some quick reference videos/Screencasts to help both myself and others to walk through this process of installing the new package within Dynamo Revit 2020.

Revit 2020 - Installing the Steel Connections Package for Dynamo Part 1

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Revit 2020 - Steel Connections Package for Dynamo Part 2 - Loading the Package

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Tip: the main one I found was to note the installed folder pathway when looking under the manage packages, it will show you where this package of scripts is stored, on my system I found this was under my User Name profile, as outlined below:

C:\Users\user.Name\AppData\Roaming\Dynamo\Dynamo Revit\2.1\packages\Autodesk Steel Connections 2020\extra\Connections\en-US

Within the AKN help pages there are some other detailed explanations about how to use the new connection elements of Dynamo provided, along with the sample scripts provided. The scripts can be read by the Dynamo interface.

Creating Connections for Dynamo Script

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