I would like to build a small finite element code for linear elasticity problems into Rhino interface. In usual formulation of FEM, the finite elements (poly/lines, mesh faces) are connected in nodes and form so called connectivity matrix. This matrix tells us which element is connected to which node.
Every mesh or line objects in Rhino have their own ID and their own numbering system and therefore they are not consistent and do not fit to usual finite element procedures.
I am looking for an idea how to build a “numbering system”, which will join all mesh vertices and all poly/line points in one global numbering system and extract a global connectivity information.
Any suggestions ?