Export Grasshopper to Autodesk Robot

Hi.

I have a very hard time exporting my grasshopper model to robot. Is there any way for me to find a toturial, or something similar, regarding how one manage to export such a model?

Regards
Philip

Hi Philip,

Can you post some sample scripts showing what you’ve attempted that hasn’t worked?
For some examples on how to use Geometry Gym to facilitate Grasshopper to Robot, this filter of my blog is a starting point. http://geometrygym.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Autodesk%20Robot I can provide other sample files if these don’t cover what you need.

Cheers,

Jon

Your blog you are refering to is exactly the one I used as guideline for doing it. I’ve however only watched the latest post “Karamba to GSA and Robot”, unfortunately with no luck.

As far as I can tell, the new add-ons on your site for exporting to robot creates a new tab in grasshopper, and the newest add-on for karamba creates a new component called “ggKarambaExport” whereas the one I am looking for is a component called “ggKarambaRobot”

Sample for export.gh (12.3 KB)
The attached file is the way I would export a simple beam to Robot with the component I’ve got now.

Cheers

Yes, there are relatively recent additions such as Karamba to Robot components.
If you install the latest version of the robot plugin (that I emailed earlier), the attached script has this component added.

Note that the component is only shown on the canvas if it detects that Karamba is installed. This is by checking the common install locations or if the plugin is loaded. If you don’t get an error opening the attached, let me know the version of Karamba.

Cheers,

Jon
Sample for export.gh (14.2 KB)

See, the thing is, I have installed the latest robot plugin, and I do have Karamba installed, but when I open the script you’ve added, it gives me an error saying i’m missing the ggKarambaRobot component.
Then a fellow student of mine helped me getting the component by copying the files he got when he installed the robot plugin, and paste it into my folder that contains the plugins. So now I got the component, but it still doesn’t work and give me this error: "1. Solution exception:The method wasn’t found: ‘Void GGYM.ggGHUtil.BakeFromIFC(GeometryGym.Ifc.DatabaseIfc)’."
I have tried to activate my licence again, however haven’t requested a new one, but still no luck.

Cheers,
Philip

Hi Philip,

I’ve been testing this with your fellow student, and do believe we have it working.
I have updated the plugin download link at https://geometrygym.wordpress.com/downloads-windows/ with a minor fix.

To resolve the error about the missing method, run rhino command grasshopperdevelopersettings, and untick COFF loading. Restart Rhino. If this causes problems for other plugins, you have to nominate this loading setting as per the image below.

Let me know if you still have problems.

Cheers,

Jon