i’am planing a modelling workflow for visual arq. The output of the process should be an ifc file of a structure with almost 100.000 beams + a bunch of metadata\tags.
I have modeled each bar\beam as a grasshopper style to control a pair of parameters since each bar is potentially different, but still, the representation is schematic, looking for performance optimization.
But plugins performance is being quite slow:
- Updating a parameter of 400 bars takes 15 seconds.
- More than 5-10 minutes (if not more) to update the value of a parameter for all beams (I’m doing tests with 20.000 bars model)
I expected a response time of various seconds, but almost 10 minutes is too much for me considerate this as valid workflow.
-File size is also huge for the 20.000 bars model 1.1gb. Seems that IFC representation is not very optimized. IFC viewer are struggling opening such a big file.
I would like to know if someone has any suggestion for optimize the response time. I tried to model with meshes the Grasshopper Style for the beam, but seems that meshes are not supported by VisualArq (?).
I would like to know if this is a normal behavior of the plugin (I’m aware that this, maybe, is quite an exotic use of the plugin) or to the contrary if I’m facing a performance related bug.