All-in-one definition will work with horizontal-type polysurfaces or any closed polysurface, notch trimming included!
- Specify the uniform spacing for each of two (A = Above, B = Below) orthographic cut planes or define a custom spacing.
- Specify the rotation (angle) of the orthographic cut planes to the reference object.
- Fine tune the start of A or B cut planes by shifting each independently.
- Specify rib height and notch thickness for A and B cut planes independently (beam/girder style grillage).
- A “defaultGrillage” state has been saved under the “Solution” menu for quick start-up (single ply chipboard and imperial units).
- Pre-saved “input” and “output” views to easily navigate the definition.
- Automated layout of the rib sections for fabrication including notching and labeling.
- Visual 3D reference guide for construction.
- Polysurface grillages are generated from a vertical extrusion downward. A surface with extreme geometry may not work well, if at all. Don’t fret. In such cases offset all surfaces manually to create a closed polysurface and try again!
- May… work… a… bit… slowly…
- Shelling of polysurfaces would be nice, but since Rhino can’t even do this it’s not an easy thing.
- Automatic substitution of labels with a single lines for quicker fabrication. This might be possible, but in the meanwhile see this BIOS post for a RhinoScript that will do the substitution.
gFAB_v3.2.ghx (Right-click on link and “Save link as…”)