Re-orient solid geometry on xy plane

#1

I have multiple hexagonal polygonal extrusions rotated at different angles.

I want to prepare them for laser cutting. I’m trying to orient them on xy plane but the trouble is that the orient component works only if I choose a one single surface instead of BREP.

What should I do so that all the hexagons are placed apart from each other on an XY plane?

How do I ensure that the orientation takes the hexagonal face as the plane of reference?

I actually simplified my problem by using simple geometry.

I am trying to re-orient rotated extruded volumes having curved parameter, on XY plane for fabrication. But I’m not able to put all those pieces at a distance apart on the plane. What should I do so that all these rotate geometry has their flat faces aligend with the xy plane in a parallel way so that I can sent the file for laser cutting fabrication?

ORIENT ATTEMPT 2.gh (11.7 KB)

MODEL 15 APRIL.3dm (9.6 MB)

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#2

I hope this help:


archz2.gh (19.5 KB)

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(Adam Mounsey) #3

Here is one option. I have shown how to orient the parts to the XY, but didnt include the method you had for positioning along the Y axis. Instead I used a great plugin called OpenNest to do this in one operation. You can also use this plugin to nest your parts on to sheets.

ORIENT ATTEMPT 2_V2.gh (11.6 KB)

BTW, I’m sure you are aware, but your parts intersect quite significantly when you look in plan.

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#4

Thanks a lot! Your definition is super awesome.

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#5

Thanks a lot for your efforts in making this definition.

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