Grasshopper

algorithmic modeling for Rhino

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BEAVER

BEAVER 0.2.0

Out now.

The BEAVER closes the gap between parametric modeling and automated panel fabrication.

The BEAVER is a BVX interface that enables you to direct manufacture panels on Hundeggers CNC Panelling machines PBA, SPM2 and SIP.

Researchgroup:
Technische Universität München
Faculty of Architecture
Chair for Architectural Informatics
Prof. Dr. Frank Petzold

Researchers:
Stefan Kaufmann, Dipl.-Ing.
Thomas Oberbichler, BSc.

Chair for Architectural Informatics

Information on machines and units:

Hans Hundegger Maschinenbau

The Component Enables you to define Panels with:

- mitered outline contours

- inline contours

- material thickness

- grain direction

- drill operations

- slit operations

- pocket operations

- textprinting


We also provide a first "system" that does direct manufacturing planing of a triangular tesselation of surfaces.

The recent version:

We did a first test with a 550-parts project. And had no problems. Even so, this is a Betaversion!

The Betaversion is limited to the export of 10 parts per session as we are still not 100% sure about the stability of the component.

Download Beaver 0.2.0

Please contact us, if you need support for more complex projects:


kaufmann@ai.ar.tum.de

Location: Technische Universität München
Members: 54
Latest Activity: Dec 3, 2016

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Comment by Affonso Orciuoli on October 8, 2015 at 5:07am

Hello, please, where to find more information about this plug-in?

best

Affonso Orciuoli - RBFD - Brasil

Comment by A. Cheng on January 31, 2015 at 5:02pm

Sorry, thanks for re-explaining it for me.  I've run into the following error, though, and I'm not sure how to fix it: 

"an error occurred in the display pipeline @ X:XX:XX(XXXms)"

Comment by Stefan Kaufmann on January 22, 2015 at 2:19am

Hi,

BVX-Files are feature based description files for building parts. They don´t relate to specific machine properties. The beaver doesn´t check the machining limits of the machine you probably use. We´ve been using it on a SPM2. If you collect experience with different machines please post it here.

Comment by A. Cheng on January 21, 2015 at 12:30pm
Hi there!

Could Beaver make bvx files for Hundegger ROBOT-Drive machines as well? Is Beaver able to identify cuts that are too extreme for a machine's capabilities?

Thanks for you help!
Comment by Erick on December 9, 2014 at 4:33am

Hi,

I wonder if the bvx files that comes out of beaver can be read by a hundegger SC3.

Thanks in advance!

Comment by Stefan Kaufmann on May 1, 2014 at 1:22am

BVX is a feature based description language for timber construction elements. It does define a building part for production purpose on HUNDEGGER machines and not  kinematic control operations like G-Code (RhinoCAM). What could be used for further processing in RhinoCAM is just the geometric representation that is produced by the BVX-Preview component.

Comment by MARIO VERGARA on April 30, 2014 at 1:25pm

 hi 

i just downloaded beaver

i was wondering if bvx files can be read by rhinocam

sorry for the basic question

Comment by noel hernandez on January 17, 2013 at 3:20pm
What version of grasshopper is this for? i experienced loading errors for most of the components usingVersion 0.9.0006 
Comment by tvett on January 17, 2013 at 12:45am

this is the error in Rhino 5:

Comment by tvett on January 17, 2013 at 12:43am

Thanks for the response.  I tried it with Rhino 4.0 and got it to work easily, but I cannot get it to work with Rhino 5.0 and the latest version of Grasshopper.  I tried putting the .dll along with the .gha in both C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Grasshopper\Libraries, and C:\Program Files (x86)\Grasshopper for Rhino 5\Components\.  

 

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