algorithmic modeling for Rhino



Components for advanced bake, 3d text, dimensions and unroll.

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FabTools v0.92

Digital fabrication tools for the Grasshopper 3d plugin of McNeel Rhinoceros

Components: FabTools howto
Download: Complete FabTools
Examples: FabTools examples

Release Notes:

A lot of changes and bugfixes were applied to this release:

  • Added AngularDimension Component
  • Added AlignedDimension Component
  • Added DimensionalChain Component
  • Added DiameterDimension Component
  • Added Hatch Component
  • Added TextDot Component
  • Added ViewDirection Component
  • All components had "null" object on the output, when geometry couldn't be converted, this is fixed.
  • Text3d preview was buggy, this works a lot better now.
  • All components, that display special geometry work with a new preview algorithm.



Discussion Forum

Text Font 5 Replies

beautiful text!how do I get…Continue

Started by Ahmed Hossam. Last reply by wentao Jul 4.

Extra Feature: Select Dimension Style 1 Reply

Hi Florian!Love your tools and you save me a lot of time messing around writing this stuff myself in Rhino common =)I have a (small) request; in your next release could you add the option to change…Continue

Tags: Style, Dimension

Started by Arie-Willem de Jongh. Last reply by Florian Frank May 14.

Unroll Cylinders + Tags + Flaps

Hi Folks,Nuru Karim asked me for some help via email. I decided to publish my solution here, so more people can have a look:Hello FlorianHope alls well !Trying to unroll the attached file ( bunch of…Continue

Started by Florian Frank Mar 4.

capture view 4 Replies

Hello Florian,its nice that the Capture View component captures with transparent background on .png but it would be helpful if there was an input to reset the counter or even better an optional input…Continue

Started by Christian Schmidts. Last reply by Christian Schmidts Jun 10, 2016.

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Comment by Matt Schmid on June 22, 2017 at 12:18pm

Hi Florian,

Amazing tools! Thanks for sharing.

I noticed that you lose baked user data when you add control points to curves in rhino.

Any thoughts on a fix or workaround?

Comment by Tim on April 26, 2016 at 7:41am

Hey Florian,

I really love FabTools' pipeline component, but I think it might contain some bugs, for example it is very good at freezing rhino when deleting a layer it sits on, I think some crash preventing code should be added, so it displays an error only or something like that.

Comment by Florian Frank on April 18, 2016 at 12:18pm

Hi Victor,

The issue with the Rhino Crash is due to some problem with UserData in Rhinoceros. I'm still waiting for McNeel to solve this problem.

You can try different things:

1.) Update Rhino + GH to the latest SR

2.) Use a new Rhino File + copy all necessary objects to that new Rhino File.
3.) Disable GH solver (Big Lock) before loading the GH file

4.) Disable GH preview before loading the GH file and bake immediately after

5.) If possible open the script in Rhino6 WIP and bake there.

6.) You can post the script here on the forum (please make a new discussion) or you can send it to me via email so i can run it on Rhino6 WIP.

I hope this helps,

Cheers FF

Comment by Victor Imperiale Calisto on April 18, 2016 at 11:53am

Hello everyone, Rhino always crushes when using advanced bake component, any of you has a solution?


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