Es gibt wieder ein neues Major-Release von Dynamo. Und es hat sich wieder einiges getan: Dynamo 0.8.1
From the DynamoBIM website…

Happy summer! With the new season, new toys and power-tools for your Dynamo-ing pleasure.  Major improvements with our graphics system allow for more utilization of hardware acceleration, and the introduction of COLOR to the Dynamo interface.  To add a little more sparkle and organization to your graphs, we have also added grouping capabilities.  In the more “down to business” areas, we have made interop with Excel much more robust, with improvements to handling of null  values, ragged lists, and empty cells, as well as more control over how files are written and over-written. Search and browse improvements are huge with in-canvas search and better search term matching.  This and much more: New Graphics pipeline

  • Modernized geometry visualization capabilities to take more advantage of graphics hardware. – Color: Dynamo now can represent colored geometry.  Check out the Display.ByGeometryColor capabilities.
  • More improvements coming in 0.8.2, with smooth surface coloration
  • Try Display.ByGeometryColor with Adam Sheather’s “UI++” Color UI color picker, available on the package manager while we get out act together with more UI widgets

Graph Management

  • Add Groups to your graph organization from the right click menu


  • Improved handling of Excel.Read, including more robust management of null values and ragged lists
  • Excel.Read now has a ReadFromFileAsString toggle, to preserve text imputs if desired
  • Excel.Write now has the option to completely overwrite data in a sheet, or only the affected cells – Excel.Write ignores popup messages


  • List.Transpose now keeps indices of lists consistent
  • List.Clean removes null and empty lists from a given list, with or without preserving indices
  • IF nodes will now lace over test input. Example, list with inputs {true, false, true}, {1,2,3}, {a,b,c} will result in {1,b,3}.  Previously, result would be {{1,2,3},{a,b,c},{1,2,3}}. 


  • Dynamo for Revit is now localized to 12 languages based on the Operating System locale.


  • FamilyInstance.SetRotation node


  • Control the preview state of multiple nodes at once in right-click menu
  • Node port tooltips now show default inputs
  • In canvas search available via Shift-DoubleClick and Right-Click in the context menu.
  • Drag and drop nodes from the browser – ExportToSAT now has units control
  • Backup files are now created to recover lost work.  Backup folder location available in the Start page
  • What’s new Gallery:  that’s right, we have a new feature to tell you what the new features are!

There‘ more information available on the DynamoBIM website.
Credit:  0.8.1 is the new official release. Lots of great new stuff — Dynamo (@DynamoBIM) July 4, 2015

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Dipl.-Ing. Oliver Langwich, Jahrgang 1973. CEO Build Informed Deutschland GmbH. Studium Konstruktiver Ingenieurbau an der FH Nordostniedersachsen. 2006-2009 Vertriebsingenieur International ABCguard safety systems GmbH. 2009 bis 2016 Consultant Application Engineer Hochbau/BIM. Von 2016 bis Mai 2020 Bereichsleiter/Consultant Hochbau/BIM bei Contelos GmbH, Hannover Seit Juni 2020 CEO Build Informed Deutschland. Bereichsleiter Hochbau / BIM. Analyse und Konzeption von Arbeitsweisen und Richtlinien. Erarbeitung von Schulungskonzepten und Unterlagen. Ausbildung von Mitarbeitern, Trainern und Admins. Entwicklung von 3D-Modellierungs-Konzepten (Brücken, Tunnel, Wasser- und Abwasserbauwerke, Hoch- und Tiefbau).