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About building parametric objects with GDL.

Is there a tool / object for making a mesh with a specified thickness?

gedzior84
Booster
Hello.

As in the topic, I wanted to ask you guys if there exists any tool that would allow me to create a mesh with a specified thickness, or layers?
For example, I have a terrain to model, but the ground has layers: 3cm of grass, 10cm of ground and some other layers. The terrain is not flat - it has some holes and bumps. Is it possible to create this with one tool/object, not using layered slabs, roofs and shell?
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Anonymous
Not applicable
Ok. I put the object to some stress and a couple of bugs came up.
Here is the updated version.
Also, if anybody wants to make any translation of this object, I would recommend to wait a little while before it is stable enough. Until then, I would like you to put some stress on it to reveal any bug.
Cheers,
A_ Smith
Expert
Braza wrote:
Try this object I've recently created.
It can add 6 skins from a Mesh saved as an object. If you need more tell me.
The skins are not really composites, as they are just offset of the original mesh object. But the result is pretty acceptable IMO.
I have troubles - can't add this object to the library (AC22). Is it possible to use it in previous versions? I assume it was created in AC24
AC 22, 24 | Win 10
Anonymous
Not applicable
Sorry A. Smith. I can't manage to do this right now. Only AC24 here. Perhaps someone else could help.
Anonymous
Not applicable
A couple of squished bugs and some interface optimization.
Here is a ramp created with this object.
Cheers,
Laszlo Nagy
Community Admin
Community Admin
Nice. Now we can start thinking about all its possible applications. I like it.
Loving Archicad since 1995 - Find Archicad Tips at x.com/laszlonagy
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vistasp
Advisor
Braza wrote:
Here is a ramp created with this object.

Nice!

See, you needed the surface override for the mesh bottom.
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bT Square Peg
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| AC 9-27 INT | Win11 | Ryzen 5700 | 32 GB | RTX 3050 |
Anonymous
Not applicable

Is it stable enough to upload it to BIMComponents?
Anonymous
Not applicable
Another ramp.
Yves
Advocate
Hello Braza,

Thank you very much for this beautiful object

Is it possible to add different cut pen for each of the skins?

Given that we place one or more hot points on the mesh before saving it as an object, we could delete hotspot 0,0,0 in 3D or put an option not to display it.

On the French forum Archi-CADlink we agree to translate the object into French with your agreement of course

For those who would like to have hotspots at the level of the skirt they could place with gravity one or more "virtual" object with just a hotspot2 0,0 and a hotspot 0,0,0 and save it with the mesh

Have a good day

Yves
Yves Houssier
Belgium
Archicad 19 -> 24
iMac - Mac Os 10,13
Yves
Advocate
For A. Smith. and other users,
Here is the object AC 21
Yves Houssier
Belgium
Archicad 19 -> 24
iMac - Mac Os 10,13