I’m optimizing panels sizes using galapagos for grasshopper but it is not exactly working as I would expect it to. The way I optimize the panels is by reducing the number of different panels as much as possible by offsetting each triangle inward. Galapagos does the optimization by controlling the value of those offsets and I have 2 different set ups.
- The first set up controls all the same sides for each triangle and offsets them at the same time. With this offset I go from 168 panels to 101 different panels.
- The second set up controls each single side of all the triangles, which means that each side can be offset independently. With this set up I go from 168 panels to 117 Panels.
My expectation would be to get a lower number in the second case, not the first. I wonder if I did not set up galapagos correctly.
Please let me know if you have any thoughts.