Grasshopper

algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Grasshopper by default allows you to save individual components and clusters as "user objects," which can be re-used over and over again. However, sometimes you want to save a group of components without clustering them - like a component with pre-defined value lists or sliders attached, or special configurations with plugins like kangaroo, honeybee, or anemone.

The attached script lets you do just that - create a user object that can automatically place multiple components at a time. Place the "Create Snippet" component in a group with a set of other components, and set the input toggle to "true." It will create a new, disabled "Place Snippet" component over the top of it. This component automatically transforms into your snippet as soon as it is enabled - so there's a bit of a trick in order to save it as a user object. First, disable the solver. Then enable the Place Snippet component, highlight it, and save it as a user object. Then, any time you place the user object, it will automatically reinstantiate the group of components you saved. 

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Comment by Andrew Heumann on May 17, 2017 at 8:56am

No

Comment by Manoo Ard on May 15, 2017 at 6:34pm

Hi Andrew. Thanks it work but could you make it to update existing definition rather than ... ? Thanks

Comment by Andrew Heumann on May 15, 2017 at 4:05am
Hi Manoo - delete your old one from the user objects folder.
Comment by Manoo Ard on May 13, 2017 at 5:04pm

Hi Andrw, Thanks for your good plugin. Quick question how can I updated a saved snippest? Any trick? See attached photo. Thanks

Comment by Rémy Maurcot on November 27, 2015 at 8:18am
Comment by Fred Becquelin on October 17, 2015 at 5:27am

WOW!

Comment by Parametric House on October 17, 2015 at 5:04am

Great Idea Andrew. That will definetly help! Thanks.

Comment by Ángel Linares on October 17, 2015 at 3:56am

Awesome idea!

Comment by 筑梦NARUTO on October 16, 2015 at 9:09am

nice work

Comment by Pieter Segeren on October 16, 2015 at 7:36am

Aaawwesome job Andrew - superr useful tool - thanks man!

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