Hi, I’m trying to set up a script that will help facilitate material calculations for some paver studies done in Rhino. Rather than modeling each paver, I have bands of pavers that follow set widths.(IE 4" strips, 8", 10"…etc). I’m hoping to use grasshopper to essentially select the surfaces that are 4" in width, and then calculate the area of that sorted group.
The challenge I’m having at the moment is because the strips are irregular shapes, (some short, some long, but all falling into my set widths), I have to sort them based on their center point distance to the nearest edge, but then can’t get back to the surfaces to calculate the area…
My grasshopper skills are still definitely a work in progress, but I’ve been spinning my wheels for a while, hoping someone can point me in the right direction. Am I just approaching this wrong? Sample files are attached (the imperfect surfaces are another challenge but I feel like I can deal with that once I get the overall logic down)
Thanks in advance!