So I added a script for fabrication. The model geometry is not being displayed in components in the square. Any suggestions to correct the warnings? The geometry is divided - one arrangement for ceiling and the second for the conical spiral. 2_fabrication.gh (529.6 KB)
At this point to Laser cut the prototype is my best option. Happy for any help
The cone shaped spiral piece is a surface. You will have to give it some thickness if you want to use it for fabrication.
If you’re wanting to laser cut this, you’ll have to come up with a way to slice it into flat planar pieces that you can cut out and assemble.
You could 3d print the flat pieces directly if you have a printer big enough to get the scale you want. Otherwise you could slice them into pieces, but you will have to come up with a plan for how you’re going to assemble the pieces after printing. You might need to incorporate joints or connectors into your design. The cone shaped spiral will be a challenge to print because even after slicing it up the parts won’t sit flat on the print bed.
Thanks so much. This is what I was trying for. Do you mind giving come insight? I think this way would be much easier to print because I will have pieces that I can number. Happy for any help
Thanks again Kevin. I need to arrange them in order of parts in a rectangular grid and number them. Can I add the arrange and number tools to both scripts? Like this- the model has to have the same numbers.
Here is what I came up with. The parts seem flat and are not in a rectangular array. Also the numbers are not showing on the parts. I’ve been at this for hours solved several issues but not quite there.
Happy for any help.
I tried to open this file and rhino/grasshopper went unresponsive, looked like it was busy doing something. I waited for 5 minutes before I terminated Rhino. I disabled the solver and was able to load your file. Looks like the same code you posted before that didn’t work. I disabled the Unroll and Arrange clusters in your file and was able to re-enable the solver without freezing grasshopper.
Please try to explain to me what the components I circled here are supposed to be doing:
I thought we established yesterday that unrolling your breps was not going to give you anything useful for what you’re trying to do. You can’t re-assemble a spiral from surfaces that have been laid out flat.
I looked at your geometry again and I think you would be better off splitting this spiral brep with a divided curve instead of just splitting it into quadrants. It produces more uniformly sized pieces.
Here’s your spiral brep split into quadrants, numbered, and arranged:
You are correct. I tried everything because it was just a bit confusing for me after a while. Thank you.
I tried the Fabtools- advanced bake and advanced group tools but I am getting warnings when in my cylinder script it is fine. Its saying tools are out dated.