CORE Studio at Thornton Tomasetti has released the TT Toolbox 1.5 Grasshopper plug-in.
Included among the tools are a fast Excel Writer with options such as file creation, work sheet creation, conditional formatting that matches GH coloring and more; an Excel reader/listener that keeps a live link to an Excel spreadsheet and automatically detects changes; a Section Sweeper that sweeps BREP of structural shape sections around guide curves (it also outputs 2D section curves to sweep/loft yourself); and a Safe-Delete component that lets users safely delete a user-selected Rhino geometry that is not currently referenced in Grasshopper.
Other features include a CAD exporter that batch creates .DWG files from GH, and a Galapagos Listener Component that records all gene/fitness configurations, as Galapagos or the Brute Force Solver runs.
The Brute Force Solver Component enables design space enumeration. The component will generate all possible slider combinations (and solve the definition for each combination), allowing a user to test all of their design options.
For more information, visit Thornton Tomasetti’s CORE Studio.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.