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Sustainability Workshop - Problem using Vasari - Energy Simulation Fail

I am currently working on the sustainability workshop and I am experiencing a serious problem in the unit Energy Literacy & Building Loads while running the Energy Simulation in the files
 Audubon - Energy Loads Model  and Audubon - Practice Model.
I am using the Vasari Beta 3…

Added by Spyros Akritidis on April 26, 2015 at 2:44am — 3 Comments

Revit / Vasari - Reference Line Improvement

So this post will open with a broad observation and finish with one of many simple suggestions for software development.

The majority of energy seems to have shifted from Vasari to Dynamo.  This is understandable because it can produce complex, flashy geometry quickly, and do so with mathematical precision.  But I urge the powers that be to not lean solely on Dynamo for a means of achieving complex/sophisticated geometry.  Even in the Rhino / Grasshopper realm, the Rhino interface had…


Added by Nick Curtis on January 4, 2015 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Post May 2015

So Vasari and Dynamo is exciting because its free, it allows sole trader Architects who dont have the startup capital to invest in Revit to use the power of Autodesk to chase competitions and projects in the hope of purchasing Revit and migrating to it once a project has been awarded.

However ....

Learning to use Vasari and Dynamo, in lieu of learning Rhino and Grasshopper is contigent on what happens after May 2015. Not much point investing oneself if we are going to get…


Added by Bartlomiej Klimczak on November 3, 2014 at 1:05am — 1 Comment

Would be nice to be able to import sketches to build models over.  Can't seem to import images other than creating a material and applying it.

Would be nice to be able to import sketches to build models over.  Can't seem to import images other than creating a material and applying it.


Added by Nick Curtis on October 15, 2014 at 2:12pm — No Comments


Hi everyone,

I'm studying Vasari. I learn directly or download Videos tutorials from our website for helping me study easily, however, some Videos Tutorial are missing such as video No. 24,No.27,No.28,No.33,No.35,No.39 and i don't know how to see them or finding them in anywhere

Please help me to show how i can see all lost videos tutorial

Thank you very much

Added by Eden Nie on October 6, 2014 at 9:55pm — No Comments

Vasari Beta 3 activation time-out / expiry

Hi folks,

I'm a computer lab tech for the Academy of Art University, recently we've been re-imaging our machines with updated software and re-installing Vasari afterward as it isn't compatible with clone imaging.  It was fine for about half of our ~200 machines on this campus, but now when we install Vasari, installation completes successfully however when attempting to authenticate on startup, the program returns either that our key has reached it's maximum allowed re-activations, or…


Added by James Ryan on September 27, 2014 at 5:16pm — 5 Comments

solar radition & wind rose not activated

I've downloaded vasari 3 beta, but solar radiation & wind rose buttons are not activated, is it because of some error or it is a beta version?.... please help

Added by Arqem on August 28, 2014 at 8:24am — 1 Comment

UDP node (Dynamo 6.3) not working?

Hi there.

In the moment busy teaching students how to interact

between Revit/Vasari and the outside world my main interest is

to keep the digital world connected to the analog. ;).

Using Dynamo I prepared lectures about parameter control including:

- reading/writing toand from CSV and Excel Files,

- doing Web Requests

- and using the Arduino Microcontroller both ways.

After seeing  Matt Jezyk's  post:



Added by Boris Baehre on August 23, 2014 at 6:14pm — 1 Comment


As you can see from the screenshot above, i cannot use the analysis tools,why?

I installed vasari twice,one in default path,one in D:\,worked the same.

I need your…


Added by Marlow Louis on May 28, 2014 at 9:17pm — 4 Comments

Autodesk Vasari Beta 3 extended to May 2015!

As you may know, we are approaching the May 31, 2014 time out of Vasari Beta 3.  Many of you have written to us to requested more time - thank you for all of your notes! Today we are announcing an extension of Beta 3 until May 31, 2015. If you already have Beta 3 installed on your system, you do not need to re-install it, you can simple update the serial number by following…


Added by Lilli Smith on May 6, 2014 at 2:02pm — 20 Comments


So I've gone through hell and back trying to download Vasari and now that I finally have it, the only thing left is to enter the product request code.

I understand that it should show up during the activation process but it will not, I would rather not have to download it again or try to activate again.

If anyone has the product request code, please let me know what it is. Literally, what is the code?


Added by Javier Sanchez on April 14, 2014 at 8:26pm — No Comments

We're moving!

Dynamo is moving.  New release!  New pre-release!!  New website!!!

Head to our new site,, to find out more about the new Dynamo production-ready release Version 0.6.3 and the first release of the new experimental branch with…


Added by Colin McCrone on April 4, 2014 at 10:43am — No Comments

Two Answers for "Why Dynamo?"

In response to a number of questions posed to us recently, we wrote a post offering two answers for "Why should I bring Dynamo into my practice?" Here's our perspective. …


Added by GIL AKOS on March 28, 2014 at 10:10am — No Comments

Pt 5: Brute Forcing Daylighting Parameters - Design Options


See part 4 here


Now that we have seen the necessary setup to perform and parse a single render using the cloud rendering service in the last blog posts, we can start queuing multiple renderings of a Revit model as we alter parameters on it.


This graph and the custom nodes necessary to make this graph run will be hosted in the…


Added by Michael Kirschner on March 25, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Geodesic Dome

I'm learning some Python programming and decided to make a geodesic dome. It's working pretty well, only that it produces a full geodesic globe. It makes an 'perfect' dome, so you get quite a lot of different strut lengths if there are many subdivisions. A next step would maybe be to approximate the triangles to reduce the amount of different strut lengths, but that sounds like a complicated process...

I'll upload it to the Dynamo packages server soon.…


Added by Thomas Holth on March 24, 2014 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

We're on the brink of a revolution

I want to live in these futuristic buildings!

Software advances are "blurring boundaries between design disciplines"

Added by Mihai Pruna on March 19, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments

Class in Aided Design at RomaTre University

At RomaTre University for the third year, our research team have start a huge class, involving about 200 students!

The course aims, through the use of Vasari and BPA certificate, to "open the eyes" of the students about the world around them.

For the first exercise, we asked the students to shape their own homes and…


Added by Vincenzo Panasiti on March 18, 2014 at 5:27am — No Comments

Pt 4: Recursive Hill Climbing Optimization in Dynamo

See part 3 here

See part 5 here

One workflow that is a bit tricky to get started with in Dynamo is iterating on the output of a function with the same function.  We could stack a chain of these nodes together ( I'm using the term function and…


Added by Michael Kirschner on March 6, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Dynamo + Python + Revit = Success

I want to share here posts from my blog about using Python nodes in Dynamo. This could have been achieved with a Revit API code, but it would have been less funny...

Thanks again to Andreas and Michael for the help provided.

Main goal:

get links from the active project and collect information from…


Added by Julien BENOIT on March 5, 2014 at 8:18am — No Comments

Floral Street Bridge in Dynamo

Having developed in the Revit API for several years now and hearing a lot recently about Dynamo (like at last year's AU), I thought I'd take an opportunity to dive into it. For some time I was involved in creating tutorials for users of Digital Project so I thought I would return to an example from that world.

A friend who was here at Gehry Technologies developed one example that gave users new to parametric…


Added by Nuri Miller on February 28, 2014 at 3:30am — 4 Comments

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