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Parking Generator (working definition)

This definition is sloppy at the moment and needs a lot of work.  The parking counts are not accurate (it counts lines instead of spaces) and the generating spaces need work as well.

I'm posting the progress though in case anyone wants to check it out.



Added by Erick Katzenstein on January 31, 2012 at 8:07am — 2 Comments

Shrink Wrap with Kangaroo

This definition approximates a shrink wrap for generic brep geometry.

There are two steps:

The first step creates a mesh from a bounding box and drags each vertex to the closest point on the brep. Andrew Heumann offered a similar definition back in December (

The second step takes the…


Added by Erick Katzenstein on October 29, 2011 at 1:00pm — 25 Comments

Laser Material Optimizer

Reduces material area for cutting from a series of sections.  Uses Galapagos.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.


References this post:




Added by Erick Katzenstein on June 30, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Sectional Modeler for Laser Cutter

This is a definition (WIP, attached) which creates sections for a laser cutter from opened or closed single geometry.  This won't work on every geometry, but it will work for a lot of them.  It uses offsets and booleans so it may be difficult to predict.


I'm also playing with a way to minimize material area for cutting (with galapagos).  If anyone can offer help to improve it, let me know! 




- Some issues with outside…


Added by Erick Katzenstein on June 6, 2011 at 10:30pm — 12 Comments





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