Grasshopper

algorithmic modeling for Rhino

The first 7 types of dimension Grasshopper will offer. Although they are very similar to Rhino dimensions, they have been designed to be easily creatable using standard Grasshopper tools. Rhino dimensions require a lot of intelligent mouse-picks to define exactly how a dimension object looks, to replicate this in GH is always very cumbersome.

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Comment by Mathias Gmachl on June 5, 2014 at 4:00am

A colour option would be great, thanks

+1

Comment by gr on May 7, 2014 at 12:06am

Hi David, i may have a problem:when i bake the angular dimension into rhino, sometimes it was created at the reflex angle's region rather than the acute angle's. How can i settle this problem?

Thank you.

Comment by Rémy Maurcot on April 10, 2014 at 7:54am

Hi David,

It's possible to add a format for a representating item.

For example:

{0;0;0}[A1]

{0;0;0}[A2]

{0;0;0}[A3]

{0;0;0}[B1]

Grasshopper Dimensions:

Rhinoceors Dimensions (bake):

It would be interesting to add a label to the size that can represent certain parameter in the definition. 

For example, grasshopper's dimension Label  representating  a name slider.

That way we can find the dimensions associated with an easier setting.

Comment by patric guenther on March 10, 2014 at 11:11am

would be nice to have the possibility with the use of a colour swatch to do colour changings...maybe for the next update

Comment by Danny Boyes on March 10, 2014 at 9:21am

@Horst Becker, not at the moment. The only way you would be able to do this is to change all of the Document Preview Settings

Comment by horst Becker on March 10, 2014 at 8:31am

is there a way to change the dimensions colour?

Comment by Tyler Rachel on February 24, 2014 at 5:01pm

Its beautiful

Comment by David Rutten on February 24, 2014 at 4:47pm

I've got this so far, it's still a bit hard to read.

Perhaps a little diamond marker on the zero line would make it more obvious. The distances can be specified either along the line or in 3D. By default it's along the line. If the line is parallel to the world X axis, then you get horizontal dimensions, but this way at least is pretty flexible.

Comment by Tyler Rachel on February 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

A symbol that would mark the 0 points would be helpful. Something that could mark if measuring x, or y, or z, or custom axis as well.

The distances would remain positive regardless of direction.

I usually only deal with the ordinate dims on the x and y axis.   But I can imagine some users with intense the intense fabrication of crazy patterns would need to measure from an outside/inside point along an edge of cut/fold/curve.

Comment by David Rutten on February 24, 2014 at 3:15pm

I can certainly add it. There's no parallel in Rhino but that is not really something I worry about at this stage. I want to come up with a set of dimensioning tools are are useful to my users and relatively easy to set up using logic rather than mouse-clicks.

What if the first point is not on an extreme? Do distances remain positive towards both directions? Should there be a symbol that marks the zero-points or perhaps the direction towards the zero-point for every number?

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