I would like to address a topic which has been probably discussed in a series of posts before but which, as a novice of Dynamo and coming from Rhino/GH, I still find difficult to manage.
I would like to create a wall type by “assembling” different materials also created in Dynamo and then change the type of existing walls with the newly created one.
The process is needed for energy simulation purposes, as I would like to test some Zones with Honeybee/Ladybug for Grasshopper (I know of the LB/HB Dynamo Packages, but I would like to keep the simulation code in GH, as I additionally use other plug-ins there), find the right combinations of materials/values/glazing ratios etc. to be then transferred as simple data into Dynamo as inputs for the generation of new wall and window types.
So at the end Zones in Rhino -> Simulation in GH -> relevant values found -> Loading of values in Dynamo -> Creation of types -> Substitution of types
Now, I have just a general idea on how to do that, but I would like to ask if it would ever work.
I can manage uploading data to dynamo and using the “watch” component to read the values to be then fed into the python script I found here.
Now that I have all materials, how do I create the wall by assembling them in the correct order? I am trying to find references on the forum, but alas I could not really retrieve an explanatory example for the kind of process I’d like to define. Therefore, I assume there is a flaw in my line of thinking which probably derives from a bias due to my being more in touch with GH. In this case, I would like just to ask you some indications on how to proceed.
Many thanks indeed everybody!