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Bauskas
Posts: 59
Registered: ‎02-14-2011

Robot add-on: Contourize (API)

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03-05-2012 02:21 PM

Contourize is an add-on for Autodesk Robot that converts panel objects generated by the Extrude tool into normal contour panels.

 

Major advantage of contour panels over extruded panels is that they support all normal meshing options. Extruded panels can only be meshed as s simple strip of rectangular elements.

Panel thickness is preserved even if defined indirectly as default thickness during extrude (not shown in object browser). Loads and meshes are not processed, use it before any load definitions.

 

Download zip archive at: 

http://goo.gl/WJTEH 

 

Use Robot add-ons dropdown menu to add the .exe to add-ons or just launch the executable file directly.

Please give your feedback on bugs/workflow.

 

Example:

1. Select objects and activate add-on window to update selection.

2. Launch conversion procedure.

ScreenClip [7].png

 

3. Result: note the contour lines drawn on panels that are absent on extrusion objects.

 ScreenClip [8].png

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Rafal.Gaweda
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Registered: ‎04-26-2010

Re: Robot add-on: Contourize

03-06-2012 02:34 AM in reply to: Bauskas

Nice tool !

Remark: it works only for extruded lines or polylines



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Bauskas
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Registered: ‎02-14-2011

Re: Robot add-on: Contourize

03-06-2012 04:09 AM in reply to: Rafal.Gaweda

Also surfaces deriving from curved polylines turn out somewhat deformed, but this looks like a generic Robot issue.

 

I will post the source code if anyone suggests a service or method that would get along well with MS Visual Studio. Tried Github but it seem to be just too much pain.

 

The main code is in the attachment. 

 

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danny
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Registered: ‎04-27-2011

Re: Robot add-on: Contourize (API)

04-03-2012 07:05 AM in reply to: Bauskas

Any chance to upload zip file again ? Link seems to be dead

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Rafal.Gaweda
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Re: Robot add-on: Contourize (API)

04-04-2012 12:33 AM in reply to: danny

I hope Aleksandr will not be angry :-).

The link : goo.gl/mU8uz



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Bauskas
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Re: Robot add-on: Contourize (API)

04-04-2012 12:51 AM in reply to: Bauskas
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Bauskas
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Registered: ‎02-14-2011

Re: Robot add-on: Contourize (API)

04-04-2012 12:52 AM in reply to: Rafal.Gaweda

What goes public domain, stays public domain.

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danny
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Re: Robot add-on: Contourize (API)

04-05-2012 03:03 AM in reply to: Bauskas

Great and useful tool. Many thanks!

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sergey.churilov
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Registered: ‎04-12-2012

Re: Robot add-on: Contourize (API)

07-06-2012 06:48 AM in reply to: danny

Great tool.

I have tried it in the "old" Robot (ver. 20.1.5) and it works.

As the author says, it works on panels from extruded polylines only. It doesn't work on extruded 2d objects (arc, circle..)

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