BrickDesign

Plug-In for: Architecture Rhino 5.0

BrickDesign enables the controlled design and manipulation of a large amount of discrete elements.  The plug-in provides a parametric design environment, which allows for a fast build-up of brick façade geometries, which can easily be adapted to changing design intentions and requirements. The core concept of the software is that the brick unit is the basis for every action performed. Basically, a design is generated through drawing, placing and manipulating individual bricks. BrickDesign offers different methods to manipulate the individual bricks in order to map patterns on a façade. These methods can be extended ad libitum through an open script interface, which gives access to a number of brick parameters.

Features

·         intuitive design of a large set of small, discrete elements

·         fully parametric data model

·         create design  variants fast and easy

·         integration of user defined details

·         expandability through scripting interface

·         complete integration into design and planning process

·         automatic generation of basic fabrication data

The free version of BrickDesign is limited to 10’000 bricks per file and the scripting interface is disabled. You can subscribe to a full commercial licence for 299.- Swiss Francs per year from within the software. For a non-commercial licence, please contact brickdesign@rob-technologies.com.


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Average: 3.7 (6 votes)
Downloads:
Title Release Notes
BrickDesign 1.1.1.x
2013-Dec-23
-1.1.1.0 was released in january 2013  
3200 downloads
Version: 1.1.1.9
Language: English
User Manual
2013-May-13
This manual covers the basic features of BrickDesign. Further documents covering the scripting interface can be found in the 'doc'-folder of your BrickDesign installation.  
1913 downloads
Version: 1.1.x
Language: English
    
        
Homepage: ROB Technologies

Comments

thank you~

How can I erase brick somewhere in the centre of the wall without exploding the whole wall

ROB Technologies's picture

There are three ways to create holes in a wall.

The easiest is to use the Action DeleteBricks. The Bricks get deleted when the model is baked.

If you want to see the deleted bricks in the modelling world you would need to introduce a special window detail and create a small window.

The third method is available through scripting.

Can you change the dimensions of the brick at all?

 

ROB Technologies's picture

Yes, you can define custom brick dimensions. In the menu go to BrickDesign/Editors/Formats. There you can define length and width. BrickDesign/Editors/LayerGrids allows you to define the layer height. You can find more information in the user manual on page 23/24.

ROB Technologies's picture

Installation tip for the full version:

Since the licence file is stored in the same folder like the plugin you must have write access to this folder. So you better install the BrickDesign plugin to a local data folder.

 

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1.1.1.9

-Always saves the order of the actions in their chain.

ROB Technologies's picture

You'll have this feature in the fully licenced product. It is a text export plugin in the action chain. You can also write your own export plugins in the fully licenced product.

Miarq's picture

Hi everybody,

does anyone knows how to get the coordinates of each individual brick, like the centroid, etc?

Thanks in advance

Thank you for this super plugin! I enjoy!

ROB Technologies's picture

1.1.1.8.

-Supports relative paths in action chain.

-Fixes DeleteBricks Tolerances

ROB Technologies's picture

1.1.1.7.

-Fixes an error after deleting a custom detail.

-Fixes selecting bricks with Projection flag on.

-No Errors if online validation is failing

-Changes to DeleteBricks action.

-bdcomponents fix for .Net 4.5 (full version only)

-performance of Export2Rhino (full version only)

ROB Technologies's picture
1.1.1.6: -Fixes loading of corrupted BrickDesign files -bdlib_detail_replace does not produce corrupted files anymore  
ROB Technologies's picture
Sub-Release 1.1.1.5. Fixes DeleteBricks Action.
ivan.capitani's picture
Thanks ROB for the user manual! Are there also any video tuts?
ROB Technologies's picture
Hi Ivan, sorry, so far we did not get around to produce any video tutorials, but that is one thing on our agenda. best, Tobias

Thank you for this super plugin! I enjoy!

ROB Technologies's picture

1.1.1.2 fixes the 3d-Deform Action!

Hallo

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