I’m performing a structural analysis of a free form glass roof and want to draw the geometry in Grasshopper. The curves I drew are the ones parallel to the ones the architect drew in the first place: I want to be able to define the mesh edges’ direction:
Can you still get the license for Smart Form? I never get an answer when I email a request for a new license and it’s a bit annoying whn you open an old definition and the Smart Form plugin says it needs updating!
Thank you very much, David. The thing is I can’t post the real geometry (I’m not the one in charge hehe). The target is to get triangular panels (that are obviously planar) that are as similar as possible. I’ll have a look at this SmartForm plug-in, as you say. Thank you again!
It actually should be Kangaroo2, although I have both versions installed… maybe there’s a newer version though.
Thanks for your definition! I tried it and it works pretty good, but it actually aligns the diagonals in the closest direction to the curve’s own direction. What I aim to do is define the mesh edges’ direction. I tried SmartForm by the way and can’t find an option for that
I think you won’t have much issue finding a work around that. However if you are to fabricate that, donno how many types of pannels you have to create. I’d group them in families within some permisable tollerances and then fabricate X pannels of type 1, Y pannels of type 2, etc… Then make damn sure the structure is watertight