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Final Grasshopper Definition Review

-The definition can accept any member profile you specify.  It could easily be modified and expanded to work for steel structures as well. -The thickness and depth of the splines are numeric parameters you can set. -It can specify different … Continue reading

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Laser Cutter Friendly Plate Connectors

Two updates from last week: -The node joint finding definition from a while ago is integrated into the definition so that it doesn’t try to create T connections.  Those could be added on later. -Considering how much time we had … Continue reading

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Plate Splices – Working

I’m now able to generate members and splices at the ends based on a simple line diagram and everything seems to be working.  The bulk of the definition is now simply getting the planes to rotate properly, which serve as … Continue reading

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Plate Splices – progress update

In the latest update, I’ve been able to get steel plates to align through the ends of wood members.  The sizing is relative to the member while the plate thickness can be set as well.  Currently it seems like a … Continue reading

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Joint Differentiation

I was able to get Grasshopper to distinguish between different joint conditions at a basic level.  The spheres are placeholders to mark a node joint while the rest of the points will be “T” joints.  For now this is as … Continue reading

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More Steel Joints – Variety and Variability

from New Wood Architecture – by Ruth Slavid

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Generating Members from Curves – Grasshopper

I began by figuring out how to generate a wood structure sans connections from single lines (which could be centerlines or something else).  There are two inputs–one for the curves and one for a member section profile, which in our … Continue reading

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