Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Orienting Structure to Rhino Surfaces

Here's an example/tutorial for you to follow to use the plug-in to calculate member orientation angles based on the defining surface normal or nearest point.

To try this yourself, here is the Rhino file: Rhino Ellipse

Now the same basic procedure will work presently with 3 analysis packages, GSA, Sofistik (shown) and SAP2000. Strand7 and others coming shortly.
Here's the analysis models:
Sofistik (Note LOCA 0 is assumed for the moment.)

More instructions coming soon....

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