We are glad to release today our new rhino plugin, Rhino Beam Tools (RBT).
Built as a bridge between Rhino and specialized beam calculation softwares, RBT helps you to draw your beams in context, set constraints to the nodes, and export the whole thing to the external software. At the moment, the only supported export format is for Steel, which is Bureau Veritas (Certification office) official software for beam calculation certifications.
Add a node, which can have fully customized constraints (x,y,z Rotation/translation)
Add a beam between two nodes.
Relocate a beam’s start or end. An extra node will be created automatically.
Import 3D lines, polylines and curves as beam and nodes
Automatically creates nodes where beams intersect.
Detect and merge duplicated nodes.
Reverse a beam direction
Create sets of beam.
Export to your favorite calculation software (Only the software Steel supported at the moment)