Parametric truss exercise I´m working on as a part of my research of generating algorithms that create structures from freeform surfaces and creating all the necessary information for its digital fabrication.
To achieve this a Rhino Grasshopper definition was made , that allowed me to create triangular modules from a freeform surface , this definition has several variables that allow the user to control the number of elements in each direction as well as the thickness of the truss elements. This let us visualize several truss options for the same surface, for example the more subdivisions we add to our surface the truss will be more similar to the original surface input.
The last part of the definition generates a development of the pieces that compose the truss system , each piece has an id tag to identify it for its fabrication ,I was thinking that by adding some equation functions we could make quotes of our projects it would only be necessary to make a research on the pricing of the manufacturer , I think I will think of solving this once the opportunity comes.
Rhino 3d File:PANELIZACION_Model.3dm
Ghx Definition File:PANELIZACION.ghx