# Automatic Scaffolding

Hi guys.

I’m working on a automatic scaffolding system made with mass element. Actually I’ve an adaptive scaffolding component that I need to replicate over a side of the mass.

I select an edge from the mass, than I calculate the number of element by the lenght divided by the distance, so I have all the points.

The questions are:

1. How can I split the list into single point list

2. How can I offset the edge by the face normal direction with an amount of 400mm

test

telaioPonteggioSingolo

You’re almost there

For the 1st part I’d use List.Map. It takes every item from the list of points and applies a function using it.

For part 2, you’ll need to use Geometry.Translate, which has a few versions. The one I suggest is by direction and distance. It’s Dynamo’s “move” command. You can derive the edge normal with Curve.NormalAtParameter .

1. I think the List.Map function will do the trick for what you’re trying to achieve.

2. I didn’t solve how to get the face normal, but I guess you’re one step closer! I’m sure somebody here knows the trick!

Edit: And now I see that Dimitar probably has solved it. Nice!

Ok for the first step but I’ve another problem when I choose the other edge

Could it be simpler to use a 2-point adaptive component instead? Then you will have the direction correct if you use the selected edge and its offset by the Curve.NormalAtParameter node.
A simple two point family is attached as example.

Yes it is a simplest way.

Thanks…stay tuned

Hi,

I have noticed this is an old post but it would be useful to know how far you got with this as i need to model a large amount of scaffolding, did you manage to get it to work full including boards and multiple levels?

Tom