Rhino 6 running on a Win7Prox64 machine.

I want to equally space N circles regularly within a closed triangle. Is there a command or plug-in that will do that? I have RhinoCAM 2018 and I tried using “NEST” but that wants to crowd all the circles into one area of the triangle, which makes sense as that leaves the most unused space in the material for a future project. Adjusting the circle to circle spacing as well as the circle to boundary spacing in NEST didn’t give me what I was looking for.

I can set the circles to the points of an equilateral triangle and then do linear arrays in the three different directions and get an equally spaced offset/not rectangular array, but if the triangle I’m trying to fill is not equilateral then there is empty space or circles overlapping the triangle along two of the sides (100, 40, 40 degrees, not 60,60,60).

I suppose something might be done in Grasshopper but the little bit of poking I’ve done at that makes it look like a tool that is far too powerful for me to use.

My expectation is that there is no easy way to do this, but I thought I should ask just in case there’s some obscure command I’ve never run across.

thanks,

Michael