Ecotect Translator


This vb Component for Grasshopper is a simple stripped down tool that takes an analysis from Ecotect and extracts the relevant information into numerical values which can be read by Grasshopper. It begins by taking the data output in csv format from a Solar Access Analysis interprets the output files format into its component parts, center point, surface normal, and returned value.  Additionally the data type, “type of analysis” is output as text as well as the units used for the value set.  The data, if properly coordinated can then be used to program any associated geometry.  The input is simply a filepath function pointed towards the output csv file.  A sample csv file has been attached.


Ecotect Translator

DInTextListStandard Ecotect Txt export file contents
TOutTextItemType of data being translated
UOutTextItemUnit that the data represents
IOutIntegerListIndex value of the sample point
VOutDoubleListSample result values
COutPoint3dListPoint Coordinates
NOutVector3dListNormal at Sample Point


Minimum Requirements

PlatformRhino 5, Grasshopper
VersionGrasshopper 0.9.0075
TypeC# Component