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Arrays in PARAM-O

juninholiveira
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Hello guys, im having a little fun with the new PARAM-O, and it looks awesome! But I need now to make an array with variable amount of itens along the total dimension of my object (objects must have fixed space between them). Am I missing something or this is impossible in the current state of PARAM-O? If so, will it be ever added? This is a MUST for more complex parametric objects.
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Laszlo Nagy
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Something like this?

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Laszlo Nagy
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I can see a "List Inputs" group of Nodes, which includes Integer Series, Number Series, Random Series, and Number Distribution. I don't know exactly what you want to do, but you may be able to achieve it with one of the above four Nodes.
From your description, you may be looking for the "Number Distribution" Node.
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juninholiveira
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LaszloNagy wrote:
I can see a "List Inputs" group of Nodes, which includes Integer Series, Number Series, Random Series, and Number Distribution. I don't know exactly what you want to do, but you may be able to achieve it with one of the above four Nodes.
From your description, you may be looking for the "Number Distribution" Node.
Yes, looking in the reference for the nodes, i guess the "Number Series" would be more what I'm looking for. But it's not there yet. Though these node act like arrays, how can i use them to multiply a single "Block" node multiple times?

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Laszlo Nagy
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Something like this?

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Laszlo Nagy, Lead Moderator, Community Admin
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juninholiveira
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Exactly!!! So the array function IS there! But with a different name and kind of hidden in the nodes. There's nothing indicating (not even in the reference guide) that a List Input connected to a Move transform and then connected to a block would result in multiple copies of the block. But here is the answer! Many thanks my friend.

Laszlo Nagy
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I looked at the examples on the GRAPHISOFT site. They can give some ideas on how to do things, even if it is in the form of screenshots:

https://graphisoft.com/downloads/param-o
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Braza
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Hi Laszlo,
I am also exploring Param-o. It is way more impressive than I thought.
I can see lots of potential. Specially for creating small GDL objects for CW and Railings.
But I think it lacks of some more practical tutorials or a more detailed documentation.
I would also like to know if there is any function that allows us to create custom user inputs on Floorplan or 3d. Like a path defined with a series of points. Or perhaps some source of Hotspots
Thanks in advance.
Paulo Henrique Santos, Architect
AC24_INT#3008 / I7 / 16Gb / 512Mb SSD / Windows 10

Laszlo Nagy
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Braza wrote:
But I think it lacks some more practical tutorials or more detailed documentation.

Yes, I agree, I will forward this to GRAPHISOFT.

I would also like to know if there is any function that allows us to create custom user inputs on Floorplan or 3d. Like a path defined with a series of points. Or perhaps some source of Hotspots
Thanks in advance.

I don't think there is such an input mechanism currently, but it is a great idea, just like we have such inputs in Grasshopper, we could have such inputs in Param-O, which would greatly extend its capabilities. I have an inkling the developers already thought about this, but I will forward this suggestion to them anyway.
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Braza
Newcomer
Thanks Laszlo.
Paulo Henrique Santos, Architect
AC24_INT#3008 / I7 / 16Gb / 512Mb SSD / Windows 10

Petar_Pejic
Newcomer
Yeah, hotspots like in other gdl objects or complex profile would be great.
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Nguyen Minh
Graphisoft Moderator
Graphisoft Moderator
Braza wrote:
Hi Laszlo,
I am also exploring Param-o. It is way more impressive than I thought.
I can see lots of potential. Specially for creating small GDL objects for CW and Railings.
But I think it lacks of some more practical tutorials or a more detailed documentation.
I would also like to know if there is any function that allows us to create custom user inputs on Floorplan or 3d. Like a path defined with a series of points. Or perhaps some source of Hotspots
Thanks in advance.
Hi,

Thank you for the question! As far as I know, we will have Param-O training on the new GRAPHISOFT Learn website in the near future!

Regarding the wish to create custom user inputs on Floorplan or 3D, it would be great if we can implement it in the final version of Param-O! I entered it as a wish into our database (please refer to it as #12816)!

Thank you once again for your enthusiasm with Archicad 24. Have a great day!
Best regards,
Minh

Minh Nguyen
Technical Support Engineer
GRAPHISOFT

juninholiveira
Newcomer
Since we're suggesting new features, let me suggest some minor changes that would be great!

1 - Highlight the connection lines once we hover the mouse over them.
2 - Ability to disconnect node by just dragging the connection line out of the node.
3 - Change the output names of the nodes (currently it's all "Variable") to the type of it's output (like "Number", "Point", "Boolean", and so on)

These are minor change that would benefit a lot the workflow with Param-O

Braza
Newcomer
Thanks Minh! Much appreciated.

@juninholiveira

Yes! All good improvements.

I'd also add (In the middle future, as for now this is not essential) a graphical User Interface window. Where we could drag and drop parameters and it would automatically would create buttons, Text Blocks, checkboxes, sliders, etc that could be visible in the Object UI. It would be especially handy for Manufacturers to introduce commercial info for their products.
Paulo Henrique Santos, Architect
AC24_INT#3008 / I7 / 16Gb / 512Mb SSD / Windows 10

Nguyen Minh
Graphisoft Moderator
Graphisoft Moderator
Hi All,

Thank you for your suggestion!

I have entered them into our database as Wish #12824. PARAM-O is still in its early phases, but we hope that it will become something handy for your architectural works in the future!

Have a great weekend!

Best regards,
Minh

Minh Nguyen
Technical Support Engineer
GRAPHISOFT

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