So I try to build a grasshopper file of standardized beams in order to switch quickly to one another. This would be useful if you do not know which beam you will use for your project yet.
I am still a beginner in grasshopper and found bumblebee to connect Grasshopper and Excel, but couldnt find a basics tutorial. Or is there any simpler option? The Excel File is not supposed to be changed, so I dont think it needs to be too complicated to insert that data into a list in Grasshopper.
An example file would be great!
The goal is to be able to assign the beams so multiple curves, for example for a ceiling. But I need to be able to switch between the standardized beams. So my idea was to have several lists, one for the height, with all the meassurements of the height of all standardized beams (in excel that would be a column), one for the width and so on. In the end there would be a list item component where I can basically choose from beam 0, with all the meassurements of the list items 0, to beam 18. The final goal would be to easily switch between beams and have a look at their strength with the help of other plug ins. I hope you got that, my grasshopperfile is not worth posting yet.
Thanks so much!
You are talking about typing in every single number? Or is there a way to copy a column from excel to a list in grasshopper? I am trying the number panel right now, where I am actually typing in every single number, but I am sure there is an easier option, to do so with all standardized beams would be crazy!
But still I would be interested in using data from excel, I might need that in the future. Are there any basic tutorials? I have no clue how to integrate the data for example with bumblebee. Would it work with pythons and how?