Refer interface set-up for details of Rhino toolbars and menus.
The image below highlights a typical structural plug-in interface within the grasshopper environment. Some will vary depending on the extent of features available for each particular plug-in however all follow a similar logic.
For each structural plug-in the following layout with some plug-ins having special plug-ins depending on the additional features (outside of general building structure) that a program.
The typical tabs and the components within those are explained below.
Model Definition Attributes (Grids and Levels)
Model Decompose Components
The Attributes tab consists of components used primarily to establish engineering and design information input required for model element definition such as materials from the material library or user defined materials, Point attributes to define support reactions, properties of structural members etc.
Properties and Attributes for Curve and Area Elements
Staged construction properties and stages
Create Structural Node elements
Create Curve and Area Elements
Create Solid Elements (where applicable)
Define Lists of Structural members
Decompose beam and Area element components
Curve and Area loading's
Decompose Loading (where applicable)
Analysis Type Selection
Solver Interaction Component
Results Query Components
Create design member properties
Steel restraint properties