Purlin distribution, evaluation and model merging


According to a main model which is considered as a structural model prepared in a traditional way and contains predefined main beams, load combinations etc. the script can deconstruct the main model and generates purlins based on it. The purlins are analyzed in a separate secondary model then evaluated in Grasshopper for serviceability. The secondary model’s reactions are extracted and automatically assigned to the main model.


Load generation
Structure creation

The author

Ádám Kis

As a Structural Engineer he was obsessed with parametric design methods. He is convinced that it can be efficient for any design task. This is how he came to the dark side and works as a developer on Pangolin. As a PhD student, he researches the implementation of simulation methods in Consteel.