Folded Plate Panels?


#1

Hi Rajaa,

I’m trying to achieve this folded plate system using Paneling Tools as you see in this image here.
I’m trying to host this folded plate system onto a generic surface, so that when I manipulate the surface, the system will adapt to that shape.

Which Paneling components do I use to achieve this?

Thanks!


(Rajaa Issa) #2

Hi @MetDesignLab
You have a custom connection pattern that you can define and add to use in ptPanelGrid. Result is as follows:


custom2dpatterns.txt (1.0 KB)
CustomDiamond.3dm (71.7 KB)

Steps to use the custom pattern in the text file:

  • Run ptLoad2DPatterns (select the custom2dpatterns.txt
  • Run ptPanelGrid and under Pattern option, select Diamond1. Set AddMesh=Yes.

For details about how to create custom patterns, please refer to the PanelingToolsManual, and look for “ptManage2DPatterns” command example.


#3

Hi Rajaa,

Thanks for your response.
Is there a way to achieve this in Grasshopper using your PT definition?

Best.


(Rajaa Issa) #4

Yes, look into ptMPanel component under Panel2D. You can use the same sequence in the .txt file that describe the pattern connection.


#5

Hi Rajaa,

I’ve tried the sequence you attached but still no luck.
Here’s is the problem. Perhaps I am not putting the sequence in the correct order?

Thanks.


(Rajaa Issa) #6

Sorry I missed your response. You didn’t need to convert to a diamond grid because your pattern assumes a rectangular grid.


Here is the GH file: DiamondPattern.gh (6.9 KB)