Karamba beam orientation

I made a analysis with karamba. I have a grid structure as main and secondary beams, which are not orientated in the right way. I was wondering if there is a possibility to orient them so that all upper faces are orientated to the “outside” and all bottom faces are orientated to the “inside”?

help_orientation_beams.gh (79.8 KB)

You can use the Z-ori input in Line to Beam component: https://manual.karamba3d.com/3-in-depth-component-reference/3.1-model/3.1.6-line-to-beam

or employ the Orientate Beam component: https://manual.karamba3d.com/3-in-depth-component-reference/3.1-model/3.1.14-orientate-element#orientate-beam

yes I already tried to use Z-ori input, but I am not sure what to plug inside. I tried with perpframes on the original lines, but it does not really work like I wanted. Same problem with orientate…


You just need to plug-in some vector, as it is said here:

Play with the sliders to check how your beams z-axis follows the supplied vector direcction: help_orientation_beams2.gh (99.2 KB)


Great! Thanks!