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Since PARAM-O is described as a technology demo of sorts, what is the development roadmap for this plugin?

There are a number of GDL elements that are not implemented yet and I am curious what is the development outlook for such a useful tool as PARAM-O?
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The highest priority issue on the backlog is definitely the MacOS version. We are happy to announce that it is ready for release, so it will be available for the upcoming update of Archicad 24 (Update 3).

We already have a backlog for PARAM-O development, but we need your feedback to make it more relevant to your needs. If you want to participate in the backlog forming process, please fill out this short survey: https://forms.office.com/Pages/Response ... BJNzc0Qy4u.
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Viktor Kovacs wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:34 pm The highest priority issue on the backlog is definitely the MacOS version. We are happy to announce that it is ready for release, so it will be available for the upcoming update of Archicad 24 (Update 3).

We already have a backlog for PARAM-O development, but we need your feedback to make it more relevant to your needs. If you want to participate in the backlog forming process, please fill out this short survey: https://forms.office.com/Pages/Response ... BJNzc0Qy4u.

Viktor -
Could you be much more specific when stating "backlog is definitely the Mac OS version." With all due respect, that sounds extremely vague to me. We too often hear from GS, "this is a priority" with no follow up or commitment to finalization of a "commitment".
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The Mac version of Param-O has basically finished development internally. But needs to go through more testing and processes before release. So should be available early next year, in an upcoming Update for AC24.
I say should, just incase any last minute issues occur in the process :)

Also, here's proof.
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Hi,

Will it be possible to use PARAM-O for contouring models like that of the contouring command in Rhino? Contouring is a method of approximating mass and curvature through the use of rectilinear materials. For example, often we will see architecture site models that are made out of simple sheet materials, such as museum board, but they are representing the mass and curvature associated with topography.

I enclose some examples of the eggcrate models realized from the contouring method. That method is most important for digital fabrication in both fields of design and architecture.
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James B wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:49 am The Mac version of Param-O has basically finished development internally. But needs to go through more testing and processes before release. So should be available early next year, in an upcoming Update for AC24.
I say should, just incase any last minute issues occur in the process :)

Also, here's proof.
That is great! It looks a lot like Grasshopper. Such a cool way to model. This will put AC in the lead or desirable apps among the new generation of architects.
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Mjules wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:12 pm Hi,

Will it be possible to use PARAM-O for contouring models like that of the contouring command in Rhino? Contouring is a method of approximating mass and curvature through the use of rectilinear materials. For example, often we will see architecture site models that are made out of simple sheet materials, such as museum board, but they are representing the mass and curvature associated with topography.

I enclose some examples of the eggcrate models realized from the contouring method. That method is most important for digital fabrication in both fields of design and architecture.
This work is better done in Rhino (which happens to be super cheap software that nicely complements Archicad)