"By hiding I mean that it's not interesting to the regular user how a piece of geometry is represented internally. Do you care whether a curve is a degree=1 nurbscurve or a polyline? Do you care whether a mesh supports quads and triangles, or…"
"David, thanks for the reply. Is good to know that important things related to collaborative work and interoperability are being considered for GH2. I didn’t think it so much. Now that you mention it, yes, making the SDK more accessible could…"
Extrusions. Yes. GH1 was developed before Rhino supported extrusions and it never made its way in. GH2 will be able to deal with them better, though I'd very much like to 'hide' this from the users. In my mind,…"
"I agree with most of Peter thoughts (already echoed by others). I also consider important to address interoperability with BIM and PLM, but as he already suggested, BIM is based on industry dynamics that aren’t completely there. BIM will have…"
"I dont get the Boeing analogy. An aeroplane is essentially a prodcut that goes through 1000s of cycles of optimization over a 10 year life cycle. The design gestation period far exceeds that in AEC. A building is a one-off, every building is in…"
"Interesting job ad you shared, shows how little the person advertising understands parametric modeling. Understanding means nothing unless you have applied it.
Well Steve...not quite :
This firm is looking for a project Architect meaning an…"
Well ... choosing the "right" development path it's indeed a task not without risks.
On the other hand the 1M question is :
Can GH play a core role (*) in the contemporary AEC business? (and all things considered this is the…"
"Yeah userdata is useful, I have been working on that myself for a while, and how to modify/document/handle is difficult. I think I have a solution, then again, I don't want to waste my time if you are doing it too."
"I think its a perfect medium as is as long as it continues to be able to be customizable.
Its a graphical algorithm with a blank canvas to define a bespoke work flow or solution.
I think its great to let the community extend it as needed in…"
I think you've put your finger on the hardest problem of all in GH ideology. Is GH a thing onto itself that it should remain 'true' to, or should it become whatever (some) architects need it to be?"
"Yeah I know quite a few membrane aps having written a DR solver for soap films 17 years ago. I wish I had the tools then that we have now, crazy.T he key thing with membrane apps is to understand the load path and what is a…"
Well ... I know all membrane related apps known to mankind (and some that they are not). That said, I don't like the Forten suite (and Rhino membrane) for a variety of reasons - not to mention the inability to be a real-life member…"
"Hi Peter, your posts are always controversial and fun.
Your comment about membrane components. I agree. Have you looked into the Forten components Gerry Danza has been developing? I haven't myself but worth looking at it seems.