I am currently using Karamba’s Optimize Cross Section component to get the optimal sizes for a grid of beams. I have applied the load to the same grid in 2 ways, once by using a uniform mesh load and once by using standard tributary area calculations. My problem is that on the grid with the mesh load applied, Karamba is giving me very different beam sizes, but for the tributary areas version all the beam sizes are the same as would be expected. I think the problem is how I defined the beams from the mesh but I am not entirely sure what the problem is. I was also wondering if it is possible to set a maximum beam weight is the Cross Section Range Selector component instead of just max height and width. Attached are my file and screenshots of the problem.
Beam Grid.gh (60.1 KB)
Tributary Area Uniform Loads: