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nhahn
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automated generation of hand-built model from data source?

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03-26-2014 11:57 AM

What would be the recommended route to create a hand-built beam model from a spreadsheet or other data source?  Is there a scripting method or neutral file format that will let me create it from scratch in an automated fashion rather than building manually or importing from CAD?

 

What I want to do is create the model from a spreadsheet or text file that lists the type (i.e part/sfc/layer numbers), size, postions, and orientations of each beam.  Or it could contain the endpoints and connectivity if required.

 

[This is for modeling the results of a generative design tool if anyone cares.]

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