I have drawn windows in my building and would like to extend them or shorten them to a different height. I would also like to move the windows up to a defined sill height. I am a novice in grasshopper and have not been able to achieve that yet. Does anyone have any tips for those transformations?
Thanks @Joseph_Oster, this is very helpful but doesn’t fully answer my question. I have drawn several windows as vertical surfaces in Rhino and need to modify window heights (width remaining the same) and sill height.
You must not transform anything, but do it procedurally. Take the surface of the wall, position a rectangle on it and trim the wall. It will be easier than trying to move and scale a trim on the surface.
Thanks @Dani_Abalde. I am not sure I understand your suggestion though. My wall surface is to remain solid without any openings and I am drawing another surface on top which is my window and it is this window that I need to be able to manipulate. I am building a model for use with Ladybug Tools + Honeybee for energy calcs.
3. Attach minimal versions of all the relevant files
Have you tried anything with Grasshopper?
Instead of drawing rectangular surfaces in Rhino, have you considered using GH for that? Do you realize that anything GH does with referenced rectangles (drawn in Rhino) will leave the original rectangles in place? Do you want to scale the height or set a specific offset distance?
These are questions that haven’t been fully answered in your presentation so far, though they’re not the philosophical questions I was referring to.
@Joseph_Oster the reason I am drawing the windows in Rhino is because I am tracing a CAD/PDF floor plan and it is just much quicker to trace the actual windows than create in grasshopper (at least for now based on my workflow). The reason I’d like to increase the height is because I’d like to create a transfer floor in GH which is typically taller than a typical floor without redrawing, just adjusting window and sill heights to a specific value.
Yes I have been able to achieve some success in GH! I was able to create window frame and shifting window up is actually quite easy. Thanks for your example below.
But increasing the window height from bottom up to a specific height, I am still having trouble with. I am still relatively new to GH and learning everyday, this forum has been very helpful. Thanks for your advice.
It’s too bad you waited until the 15th post in this thread before posting your geometry instead of including it in your first post, as recommended in the How to ask effective questions thread. As is so often the case, your GH file reveals issues that I didn’t anticipate or address in my solution. That is why this exchange has been ineffective.