No and I sure would love to have one. And a plugin for a BOM would be great too
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Not knocking Rhino I use it almost exclusively but since there is something called layouts in Rhino and you can dimension your 2d drawings, it seems that besides the simple dimension tools GD&T would be nice feature. Along with a BOM feature
And to kinda poke at the GD&T need again here is an old thread
First idea was to model ‘module by module’ (but as a GH newbie this is futilely long for my need - I got a resistor calculation modeled - even the 3D component part ‘idea’ but should be easy right? I can see the workflow, formulas, logic decision, add Anemone for electron/wave flow simulation and a output on GH gui components (lcds, leds, etc) or onto the model at stake.
Someone always has a relative needs if you can design something so easily as in GH! Wave shaping is an old fancy of mine, the more knobs (low pass filters are a favorite) the better… I have an emerging plan to create some sound synthesis with GH in the future…
Maybe there’s a need for a GitHub project to model a shared/github library of electric/electronic/cpu/pcb/computer parts/racks/datacenters… batteries/motors/etc gha components… The MD slider is an oscilloscope, there’s rotary dials, you can output sin waves… It’s all there basically, alas the time…
My 2 cents - i wanted to be an IE at 9 switched to many other subjects but never took my eye off IE (im an expert in information theory which is next to signal analysis) - can do anything but no experience other than synths, basic electronics. I have a nixie lamp i want to build, it’s in a box but dont ‘find’ the time since i have GH to play with (and learn).
And how do you model cables? 1, ok, a bunch of them? A car loom, DC racks? This subject is opening too many doors.
Did anything happen with this question in the mean time? I am looking for an integrated solution as well. In my case the PCB is part of the physical design. PCB design programs are more focused on the efficient translation from schematic to board while I need some flexibility in where I put my traces.
i’m slowing gravitating towards circuit/cabling designs and GH would be a big time saver but it’s a damn big project for my already divided brain in an area im not specialized (just knowledgeable). Still, it would open lots of bridges between board and case designs. First application being synthesizers and control layouts.
I am thinking about integrating Grasshopper with modelica.
I have no idea how big effort that would be or is it feasible nor am I expert in that field.
I am building services engineer and for me, it will be useful integration for future Spawn of EnergyPlus project. But it might be useful also for many more people from electronics, mechanics, automation etc.
What do you think?
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I don’t thinks it’s a trivial task to make an electrical design software that keeps track of all your components, their hierarchies, electrical connections, symbols used, etc. I’ve been using Aucotec’s Engineering Base but the version I have only runs on Windows 7, so rather than upgrade to a W10 compatible version I’d like to switch to a more widely used platform. So far the best alternatives on the market are SolidWorks Electrical and AutoCAD Electrical. The cool thing about these is that they seamlessly integrate with their 3D functionality. Something of the sort for Rhino would be extremely good to have as a lot of mechanical designs also need the added electrical documentation.
Hi, this seems like a quite promising area for Rhino. I had one customer asking about if there is any plug-in. Anything new on this?
Also @RBL how come RhinoPiping was close to that? If so, we have a partner developing a Piping plugin for Rhino 6 & 7, it will be ready for distribution soon, if the way of piping would be somehow similar, I think we can manage to develop based on it.
plus, is this GD&T method you mentioned satisfactory?
I’m working on a mixed reality system for Assembly Assistance of electrical designs. The positions of the components are shown on the mounting area with laser projectors. Additional info can be projected with a beamer or on a monitor.
Parts are parts, It doesn’t matter if its pipe , pumps and valves, or wires, motors and relays. And pipe in a 3d model in nothing more then a really thick wire or cable, I only down loaded the lite version and with time I could have made it work more or less for me, but time is not always something I have much of.