In the event that you missed your Autodesk Desktop App jumping up and telling you there are updates available, Autodesk released Revit 2018.2 on October 11th. There are a few minor updates that are rather well documented on Autodesks Revit blog post. As always we recommend reading the Update Readme and the Release Notes prior to installing an update. And this update is a prime example of why.
Under the section “Additional software included in this update” is the following statement “After this update is applied, there will be two versions of Dynamo Core installed, 188.8.131.523 and 184.108.40.2060.” This is not completely true.
The Dynamo 1.3 core removes any 1.x cores installed during the installation. So, if you are installing this upgrade (unless you are using Dynamo 0.9.2 or earlier) your current Dynamo will be upgraded and the old version will be uninstalled.
As always, you want to test any Dynamo upgrades with your current scripts before rolling an upgrade to a company.
Dynamo 1.3.2 Update
Not surprisingly after the Revit 2018.2 update, Dynamo 1.3.2 was available to download on the dynamobim.org download page. However, the release notes available online, nor the release notes included with the install explain what has been changed in the latest version.
Through some minor testing, we cannot find any major changes to any out of the box nodes. Our suspicion is that the upgrade was required in order resolve issues with the dynamo player that is outlined with the Revit 2018.2 release notes.
Coincidentally, around the same time as this upgrade, several developers released updates to their packages. Some worth noting are Lunchbox, Archi-lab.net, and spring nodes. Just like updates to Dynamo, test package updates before deploying them to a company.
CADD Community Dynamo Scripts
Through testing, we can confirm that this upgrade has no effect on custom scripts we’ve developed.
Nick Sipes has spent a decade working in the design and construction industry, always with one toe in the technology pool. For seven years, he worked for a major global architecture firm in their interior design group where he specialized on corporate offices and government facilities. While there, he led the BIM implementation for their interior design department and worked hard to create companywide consistency by developing standards for the entire firm. Following his efforts there, he transitioned to a small Maryland architecture firm where he became their BIM champion by working hard to migrate them from AutoCAD to Revit.
Once realizing that the water felt fine, Nick dove into the technical side of the pool by becoming an Applications Specialist at CADD Microsystems, where he currently works. Nick focuses on Revit and BIM related workflows for large and small groups, and teaches Revit Architecture out CADD’s certified training facilities.
Nick is a Revit Architecture Certified Professional, LEED ID+C accredited professional, Maryland Licensed Interior Designer, NCIDQ holder, and IIDA member.
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