Hi all, I’ve posted this to Grasshopper because ultimately what I’m trying to achieve I’d like to then script in GH.
We make routered MDF doors in our kitchens and I have no issues creating the 2D geometry needed for CNC, but for customer representation, I need to be able to create the 3D version. Many doors use multiple tools and for anyone who has done it before the external corners of the pattern often have a radius matching the outermost tool.
A Sweep1 followed by a Boolean Difference would be the logical approach, but I note Sweep1 and Boolean’s aren’t as robust in GH as it is in raw Rhino. Either way it leaves some ugly geometry where the Sweep has crossed over itself, and the Boolean then isn’t pretty, if it works at all. I’ve tried running the tools separately, merging them as a single tool.
So I need a simple approach that will leave me with pretty clean geometry, and I need to GH or Script it, because a kitchen might have 40-80 panels depending on the design, so 1 by 1 isn’t an option. We present this with our quote, so we don’t get paid for this!
I’ve tried lofts, SW1, SW2, and the only way I can create clean geometry is by exploding and doing things in parts, then joining it again as a closed surface again at the end, but that isn’t commercially viable and not very GH/scriptable.
Has anyone any experience with this type of thing? The ideal would be to create a 3D tool and drag it through the board (along a polyline) as it would in real life, but I’ve not found a way to do it.
Thanks in advance