algorithmic modeling for Rhino
Custom grasshopper components for a live background link between grasshopper and ROBOT. The user may adjust input parameters of length to change the geometry of a set of hanging catenary chains. The custom components convert the volatile grasshopper geometry to an external program called ROBOT. ROBOT is used to analyze the geometry for performance requirements of strength and deflection. The custom components provide a live link that automatically updates the data in ROBOT, in the background, as the user interactively continues working in the RHINO/Grasshopper environment. No intermediate data files are created, shared, or converted.