I’m having two issues with a Dynamo definition I’m writing. I’m tryiing to take all the foundations in the project, and create a sloped mass underneath them to represent the bearing area of of the soil. The mass would be about 10 feet deep with a slope of 1:1.5 away outward from the footing. This would allow us to run clash detection with these zones. You can see it in this image:
I have a floor that Dynamo refuses to import the geometry for. I’m just taking a floor, and using hte Elmenent.Faces node. The error message says "Element.get_Faces operation failed. trim_with_edge_loops requires all curves to touch the surface. I"m not sure what that means.
I suspect that it’s not taking because the floor has an opening in it. The floor itself is sort of donut shaped. I’ve been trying to get to the geometry from the API using a python node, but I haven’t been very sucessful yet. Is there a way to get the geometry inserted?
The second issue is that I have another floor, techically structrual foundation floor, that doesn’t want to loft. I created the curves and offset them from eachother, but it woun’t loft. I’m using the Solid.ByLoft node, which says “Unable to loft!: API_FAILED – Operation uncesseful”. It’s not a very descriptive warning. I tried makign sure both curves are polycurves, using other methods of lofting (by surface for exaple) and simplifying the curves (which always failes). I’ve checked and the curves are closed.
I’m thinking that it’s having difficulty lofting because the number of curves in the offset polycurve are different from that of the original polycurve. Is there a way to remove the lines with the smallest length? I’m not finding an easy way to remove extra lines for a lot of polycurves at the same time.