(by wesearchlab)
Column and beam placement on orthogonal plans
Support Email

Eelish is a work in progress plugin aimed to place column centres and beam centre lines on orthogonal plans with convex and concave rooms with the objective of regular division of room ceilings.

The placement is controlled by (a minimum of) three variables –

  1. The floor plan
  2. Maximum centre to centre distance allowed between columns, and
  3. Minimum centre to centre distance allowed between columns.

The algorithm begins with the largest room and respectively divides its length and width into an equidistant value equal to or lesser than maximum distance allowed. Beams are added as a function of the grid of the points of division. This process is repeated sequentially for the other rooms in descending order of area. For each step, points of division found within minimum distance allowed of columns from the previous steps are deleted.