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.
INPUT Text List D Standard Ecotect Txt export file contents
OUTPUT Text Item T
Type of data being translated
OUTPUT Text Item U Unit that the data represents
OUTPUT Integer List I Index value of the sample point
OUTPUT Double List V Sample result values
OUTPUT Point3d List C Point Coordinates
OUTPUT Vector3d List N Normal at Sample Point
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Platform | Rhino 5, Grasshopper
Version | Grasshopper 0.9.0075
Type | Visual Basic Component