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Parametric Trusses in Grasshopper


Learn how to use Rhino and Grasshopper to model a range of truss types. Delve into data trees and how to use them to organise and then explore our data. Learn how to link Grasshopper data to analysis packages and back via Excel.
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Student and professional engineers

Difficulty:
Duration:
5.5 Hours

Learning Objectives


  1. Learn how to use Rhino and Grasshopper to model a range of truss types.
  2. Delve into data trees and how to use them to organise and then explore our data.
  3. Learn how to link Grasshopper data to analysis packages and back via Excel.

Course Modules



Learn the outcomes and ideas behind the course.
  • 01 | Course Overview
  • 02 | Engineers requirements
Run through how to construct a range of different truss types.
  • 01 | Set truss plane
  • 02 | Vierendeel
  • 03 | Warren Truss
  • 04 | Howe Truss 1
  • 05 | Howe Truss 2
  • 06 | Bowstring Truss
  • 07 | Bowstring Truss 2
Combine and organise the generation and data for each different truss type.
  • 01 | Combine
  • 02 | Stream Filter
  • 03 | Set up Ratios
  • 04 | Ratios 2
Learn how to create multiple trusses from the generator.
  • 01 | Copy
  • 02 | Cluster
  • 03 | Multiple Planes
  • 04 | Data Structures
  • 05 | Build Data Structure
Learn how to isolate data from the data tree.
  • 01 | Extract Data 1
  • 02 | Split Tree
  • 03 | Parametric Split Tree
  • 04 | Parametric Split Tree 2
Learn various methods for parametrically creating planes for the trusses.
  • 01 | Linear Array
  • 02 | Input Lines
  • 03 | Input Curves
  • 04 | Edit the Orientation
Learn how to connect the adjacent trusses.
  • 01 | Lateral Elements
  • 02 | Lateral Elements 2
  • 03 | 2D Elements
  • 04 | Update Preview
Learn how to generate and input cross sections to create solid geometry for the truss.
  • 01 | Define Plane
  • 02 | Calculate Element Rotation
  • 03 | Simple Solid Geometry
  • 04 | Draw Cross-Sections
  • 05 | Import Cross-Sections
  • 06 | Generate Section Parametrically
  • 07 | Generate Solid Geometry
Learn how to prepare the geometry and data for export to structural analysis packages.
  • 01 | Unique Nodes
  • 02 | Unique Indices
  • 03 | Deconstruct Data
  • 04 | Prepare Data for Mesh
  • 05 | Create Export Data for Section Properties
Learn methods to export data to analysis packages via Excel.
  • 01 | Export via Excel
  • 02 | Set Up Export to Excel
  • 03 | Check Data in Analysis Package
  • 04 | Plan Data for 1D Elements
  • 05 | Prepare and Send Data for 1D Elements
  • 06 | Prepare and Send Data for 1D Elements 2
  • 07 | Send Section Properties
  • 08 | Prepare Data For 2D Elements
  • 09 | Send Data For 2D Elements
  • 10 | Define Fixed Nodes
  • 11 | Changing Data for New Model
Learn methods to import data from analysis packages into Grasshopper via excel.
  • 01 | Import Back to Grasshopper
  • 02 | Use Imported Data

Skills and Careers




2D/3D Modelling


3D Modelling


Architectural Design


Data Analysis


Digital Modelling


Grasshopper


Parametric Design

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Civil Engineer, Design Engineer, Digital Design Engineer, Structural Engineer

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