Scan-and-Solve for Rhino

Simulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino

hi!...i have been waiting a loooong time for this!!!

thank you very much!!

i was sick of trying to learn robot

sns seems so easy to use!

i`ll upload some picks asap

btw....wood would be nice to have as a material


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Mario, thanks for your enthusiasm. Hope that Scan&Solve will live up to your expectations. Re wood: so noted. As I posted elsewhere, we will be extending material specification capability in the very near future. So stay tuned. And meanwhile, please use, enjoy and -- yes -- post :-)

Mario -

I see from the image that youa re using Grasshopper and SNS together? How are you using them together? It looks great.
No, they are nort working together, the model was made with gh, but i had to bake it in order to use sns.
So, you could change the GH model, then bake and test. Very fun. I guess you would also need to re-apply loads.

What does the model represent? What elements can you changing in GH that effectted the structure for SNS?
Well i did not reaply the loads, that was the point.
In gh i used a voronoi subdv.
So the parameter i changed was the amount of offset of the Voronoi cell.
That produced thicker or thinner beams.
Then i was was able to see when the structure would collapse.
The model presents a bridge that is connecting two buildings, so both ends are constrainted to those existing structures.
Can we see more details? Please? Of course, we have been thinking "shape & topology optimization" -- but you are already half way there!
I assume that this description goes with this movie you posted?

Very cool! ... this question probably belongs to grasshopper board, but looking at your work, it would be nice to integrate Scan and Solve with Grasshopper more tightly, wouldn't it? How would you improve it?
my feelings exactly ;)
Think of a reiteration, from GH to SnS, when you can correlate the thickness of the surface (a slider in GH) with a specified value of maximum stress in MPa, and automatically increase the thickness until the stress goes below that value.

It would be FANTASTIC.

Or the same, but joining the total deflection (or X, Y, Z) with another valute in GH, like for example the lenght of a beam, of the height of the core of an H steel profile...

Let's put this in the wishlist :)
I'm not familiar with the operation of GH. Would the ability to control Scan&Solve via Rhino script meet this need, or do you think we'd need something different?
I suppose that as long as SnS can ouput it's results in form of numeric values directly to a TXT file we can do this.

GH can read data from external files.

Even with a single selectable value in the output (say, Total deflection or Maximum Stress).

You could make them interact directly in the future, but an output in form of a TXT file can be usefull for many reasons.

The only problem I can think of, in that case, is: how can GH know that the solution is ready (and the TXT)?
But we must solve it in the Gh domain...maybe with a timed recursive check. (?)



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