Thursday, April 24, 2014

TT Toolbox 1.5 - now available

TT Toolbox 1.5 Grasshopper (GH) plug-in is a tool collection that the Core Studio at Thornton Tomasetti use on a regular basis.

Some of the tools included in TT Toolbox are:
  • A lightning fast Excel Writer with many options such as file creation, work sheet creation, conditional formatting that matches Grasshopper coloring and more.
  • An Excel reader/ Listener that keeps a live link to an Excel spreadsheet and automatically detects changes.
  • A Section Sweeper (inspired by Jon Mirtschin's StructDrawRhino plug-in) that sweeps BREP of structural shape sections around guide curves. It also outputs 2D section curves to sweep/ loft yourself.
  • A Safe-Delete component that lets you safely delete user-selected Rhino geometry that is not currently referenced in Grasshopper.
  • A CAD exporter that [batch-] creates dwg files from GH.
  • A Galapagos Listener Component that records all gene/ fitness configurations, as Galapagos or our Brute Force Solver runs.
  • Google Spreadsheets Components: Components to read and write data from Google Sheets.
  • A Brute Force Solver Component that enables design space enumeration.  The component will generate all possible slider combinations (and solve the definition for each combination), allowing a user to test all of their design options.  Works well with the Galapagos Listener – solve everything with brute force, then sort by fitness.
  • Dashboard Data Visualization components to draw legends, charts and graphic keys on top of GH and Rhino.
  • Unfold Brep component – unfolds/unrolls developable Breps.

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