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Peter Koncz

Hi Gergely,

Please, find an image to explain the desired object. It would be a generic structural element, that could use 2 points in space as an input. Both Column and Beam tool can be used, but their angle (a) is limited for both. It means the grasshopper script of the facede has to be split into 2 parts and that is a bit inconvenient. We want a single element without a distortion at the bottom.

I have used the EXTRUDE command, my colleague recommended PRISM, but both use 1 point and vector/length instead of 2 points in space.

roty -90
roty RtY


EXTRUDE 4, 0, 0, C, 1 + 2 + 4 + 16 + 32 + 64 + 128,
-A/2, B/2, 0,
A/2, B/2, 0,
A/2, -B/2, 0,
-A/2, -B/2, 0

del top


The logic of the Grasshopper script does not allow this kind of input. We need to use 2 points as input.

I thought it would be easy to make with GDL, but haven’t found the right command yet. I hope you can help.


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