I have created a model in rhino and would like to do a structure analysis using Karamba, however the model I have made is as close to the real thing as i could achieve instead of a line drawing, so its closed mesh objects and so on. Is ther a way to do a simple structure analysis still? Or will it have to be redrawn?
thank you very much
This might be the answer to your question.
I did see that thread, however it gives me an answer I didn’t want! haha. I was hoping someone might have a suggestion to work around it, or a way to do the lineversion with cross sections quickly…
Thank you for your help though.
unfortunately there is no other way in Karamba to turn your geometry into a model for analysis other than modelling the line axes of the geometry. Once you have the line axes, you could however write a short script to extract the rough cross section sizes from your actual geometry.
Thank you for your reply. I have gone ahead and done the line model, can you advise any recommendations for the simple script you are referring to?
Thank you very much for your help!
unfortunately there is no script already available, but you simply do create a perpendicular plane on each curve axis and then intersect the plane with the actual geometry. This can then give you a rough size of the cross section. However if you only have a small geometry, it might be easier to simply define the cross sections manually.