Exploded Assembly

I have a model for a building and I want to show it in an exploded form. The structure symmetric about one, or more axes. I am thinking that I can brute for an exploded view by moving components off of each axis of symmetry enough to create the visualization I seek, but I’m wondering if there are more automatic, or efficient ways to do this.



Hi Thomas - not so automatic, but a couple of things come to mind - Grasshopper can probably help, and NamedPositions as well, - save a named position before and then again after, you have moved the objects.


Thanks Pascal,

I’m not a fluent Grasshopper programmer (yet). One way of doing the job is to move all model objects an arbitrary distance from model origin in a radially symmetric manner. Is that something easily coded into Grasshopper?



The distribute command might be helpful.