Dyno Browser gives us a very simple way to share and view DYN definitions using a certain file structure and the Roaming directory inside a user's profile.
Steps to setup and use Dyno Browser on one PC:
- Close Revit
- Install Dyno Browser (download link)
- Open Revit
- Start Dyno Browser from the Dynamo ribbon dropdown (Visual Programming)
- Right-click in the pane and select "Open Workspaces Storage"
- In this folder, make a new top level folder and then put some DYN files in it, like this:
- Once we have some DYN files in the right location, we can right-click in Dyno Browser and select "Rescan Workspaces Storage". This will update the list of available definitions in the Dyno Browser pane.
- Now, right-click on the definition you want to run and select "Open Workspace in Dynamo"
- You may not see your definition straight away, so just press the X button on the Start tab to close that tab. Your definition should now be visible
- Click Run
So, what is good about this? Because now we can create a shortlist of important or 'approved' DYN files and deploy them using the appropriate file structure to the team, using Roaming profiles.
There is actually a bit more functionality available in Dyno Browser: it supports using JSON to feed certain preset values to Dynamo nodes. This is a bit more in-depth, and can be review at the home page.
The current alpha version is 0.2.52
Dyno - Organising, deploying and running <strong>Dynamo</strong> workspaces tool for <strong>Autodesk Revit</strong>: Alexey Lobanov