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Topics related to the Grasshopper-ARCHICAD Connection and the various tasks that can be achieved with it.

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By Bricklyne Clarence
#231214
Just caught a glimpse of a plugin (still in Beta stage) that this guy is working on that allows a Grasshopper to Sketchup bridge,....in REAL TIME, and allows you to develop complex generative geometry in Grasshoppper and have it update in real time in Sketchup.


http://www.sketchup4architect.com/grass ... etchup.htm




The real question is whether it would be possible to have a similar bridge to ArchiCAD via the Morph tool or functionality.

I though it would be interesting particularly given the renewed impetus that GS have in creating a smoother workflow between Rhino3D/Grasshopper and ArchiCAD, particularly given the working relationship with the likes of firms like BIG who use Rhino/Grasshopper a lot in their office much like most other big name firms use it for design and conceptualization.

I would still worry about ArchiCAD's ability to handle large polycounts and complex geometry though.
Using a lot of Morphs in your project STILL tends to bring ArchiCAD to its knees in terms of performance and responsiveness.