This is the beta release of Intralattice, a plug-in for Grasshopper used to generate solid lattice structures within a design space. It was developed as an extensible, open-source alternative to current commercial solutions, such as Within. As an ongoing project developed at McGill’s Additive Design & Manufacturing Laboratory (ADML), it has been a valuable research tool, serving as a platform for breakthroughs in multiscale design and optimization.
The generative process is split into 3 main modules, each of which has a selection of various components, for a total of 16 components.
- We first begin with a cell component, which will generate a unit cell. This unit cell is the basis for the lattice topology.
- The next stage involves a frame component, which will populate a design space with the unit cell, based on various parameters.
- The final stage involves a mesh component, which will convert the lattice wireframe (a list of curves) to a solid mesh, which can be 3D printed.
For more information, check out the links below.
- Official website. http://intralattice.com
- Source on GitHub. https://github.com/dnkrtz/intralattice
- User documentation. http://intralattice.com/userdocs/
This is an early beta release, so things may fail without warning.
If you do happen to find bugs, please let me know.
For download/installation instructions, please visit our website.
- Aidan Kurtz