algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Re-orient solids for 2D-CNC layouts

Purpose: preparation of 2d-layout for cnc-cutting.

Select any number of solids in space.

- They will be layed out on the xy-plane in a grid (no nesting).

- Largest surface in each brep will be placed on the xy-plane 

- Boolean option: sort by thickness or area

(as a reply to this thread over at discourse, but they do not allow attachments yet: )

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Comment by FrankS on March 18, 2016 at 3:48pm
Hi Josh,
Good to hear the def is helpful.
You are welcome. Cheers.
Comment by Josh Beckmann on March 18, 2016 at 9:34am

Hi Frank, 

Everything is looking good on my end now. I just needed to get a bit more familiar with grasshopper. Thanks for the very useful script!


Comment by FrankS on February 13, 2016 at 10:33am

Hi Josh,

could you upload a sample file here, that might help to reproduce the error.

I am happy to have a look and help.

Cheers, Frank 

Comment by Josh Beckmann on February 11, 2016 at 9:29am

Thanks for posting this Frank. It has the potential to be very useful for me. I'm not super familiar with grasshopper, so please excuse any overly simplistic questions. My impression of how to use the program is to select "multiple breps" by right-clicking on "reference solids to re-orient". I get some strange results when I do this- even with simple parts. See attached. Any suggestions you have would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Comment by Rob Ebeling on September 24, 2013 at 7:19am

You made my day. Thnx.





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