ThePipe - Geometry Exchange
(by ranjeethmahankali)
ThePipe is a platform intended to provide real-time geometry exchange between design and modeling applications.
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ThePipe is a platform intended to provide real-time geometry exchange between different design and modeling applications, or different instances of the same application. These applications could be on the same machine or on different machines. The geometry in these different applications can stay synchronized in real-time. For example, you could have lines generated in Grasshopper actively driving a wall profile in your Revit model, or similar real time links between any two of the 4 currently supported applications - Rhino, Grasshopper, Revit and Dynamo.

There are other more powerful solutions out there that try to do this very thing (like Flux.io) but ThePipe is open source, doesn't have as many features and is supposed to be simple and quick to setup, while minimizing overheads, and the learning curve.

To learn more about ThePipe and how to use it, Please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNVJxAToKEA

If you are a developer and would like to use ThePipe as a starting point and write your own implementations to meet your requirements, you can find the source code and some high level documentation (ReadMe file) at this link: https://github.com/ranjeethmahankali/ThePipe.
Or watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98e01zEeupE.

To Install ThePipe extensions, download the ZIP file, extract its contents to a new folder, And read the "Instructions.txt".

This is still a prototype. I am working on this alone in my free time, responding to feature requests, testing and fixing bugs as much as I can but there still might be other undetected issues / bugs. If you discover any, feel free to report them to me. Thanks !

 

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