SpaceGass Specifics

Items specific to the SpaceGass Plug-in

The below headings relate to specific features within the standard plug-in tabs.

Base

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Attributes

Standard Materials

The ggSpaceGassMaterialStd component allows you to access the SpaceGass standard material library within Grasshopper. This component will read the SpaceGass material library stored in the program files of the latest version of SpaceGass you have installed on your computer.

You will need to provide a Library and then a Name of the material. These need to be defined exactly how they are defined within SpaceGass.

Comparison between standard material and created material

Standard Section Properties

The ggSpaceGassSectionStd component allows you to access the SpaceGass standard material library within Grasshopper. This component will read the SpaceGass material library stored in the program files of the latest version of SpaceGass you have installed.

You will need to provide a Library and a Name of the section exactly how it is defined within SpaceGass and this will choose the first section within the Library with that given name. You can also provide a Group input, which will tell the plug-in to only search with a given group.

Note that you can override any of the provided values from the Section Library using the Section Property Param inputs.

Comparison between standard and GG catalogue profile defined section

Explicit Section Property

The ggSpaceGassCreateSectionPropExplicit allow for the definition of an explicit section property within SpaceGass.

Creating an Explicit Section Property

You can also sect section property parameters such as section modification factors and material strengths using ggSpaceGassSectionPropertyParameters. The Base Units parameter input allows you to tell the program that the explicit values provided are not as per the Rhino units you are using and to scale as necessary.

There is no geometry preview for an explicit section property as it is defined purely by property values.

Beam Attributes

Beam Type

SpaceGass allows for a beam element Type to be defined as a Normal, Tension Only or Compression Only element. You can set which type of element you would like using the MemberType input of the ggSpaceGassBeamAtts component. By right clicking on the parameter you can select from a list of the available options or an integer can also be provided.

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Elements

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Loads

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Analysis

Solver

The ggSpaceGassSolver component allows for the automated running of SpaceGass analysis and extraction of Analysis Results for specific result queries.

Once the Enabled parameter has been set to true the component will compile a SpaceGass (.txt) file, then open SpaceGass automatically. You need to ensure that the Path parameter is set to the SpaceGass executable file (i.e C:\Program Files (x86)\Space Gass 12\sgwin.exe).

Currently the solver performs a static analysis of the model. If you are looking to perform more advanced analysis then please contact us for support.

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Results

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Design

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