#DesignScript LM – Chapter 25-Part I – Geometric Booleans

Hi Everyone:

This translation is from the twenty-fifth chapter of the DesignScript Language Manual and can be found at DSLM  (pages 74-75) and is entitled;  Geometric Booleans. There is a companion video tutorial on the DS website’s tutorials, Boolean Operations on Geometry (18). This will be the first in a series of three translations.

The initial manual translation was made on the Autodesk DesignScript Community Forum and DesignScript.org. Now it can be found at can be found at Chapter 25: Geometric Booleans Part 1(Note that it can be not longer be found on the Autodesk Labs Website, as linked)

Copy and paste the script from (page 74) the Design Script Language Manual into the DesignScript Editor.  Below shows the script in the  DS  Editor with the results of the code being run, and the window graphics inserted alongside for reference.

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans_ds#1

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans_ds#1

Now open DesignScript Studio and paste this same script into the canvas.

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#a1

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#a1

There is a little editing desired as high lighted above with the results shown below.

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#a1_edited

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#a1_edited

Note the Union node can be obtained from either the Library, or from the node that it is derived from.  ( A on-board context sensitive menu can be accessed from the three dots on the upper-right hand side of a node ).

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#a1-insert

Chp. 25 Geometric Booleans#a1-insert

The initial DSS translation is shown below.

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#1

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#1

Continuing on with the more detailed and defined translation with the renaming of the variables, identifying and referencing them with their corresponding nodes.

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#1a

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#1a

As a reminder, selecting the graphic window one can get an enlarged view of each snapshot.

Continuing on to the “Node to Code” operation.

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#1b

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#1b

The Graphic Window(s) that result from the script is shown below.

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#1a_Graphic Window

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#1a_Graphic Window

The other “Union” mentioned in the manual was better a Cube & a sphere and it is shown below.

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#1a_Graphic Window2

Chp_ 25_ Geometric Booleans#1a_Graphic Window2

Reiterating, this was done on the stand-alone version of DesignScript, rather than as a plugin for Autocad. The files are available for downloading from the Drop-Box links below.

2014_03_24-chp-25-Geometric Booleans#a1

2013_11_15-chp-25_Geometric Booleans#1

2014_03_24-chp-25-Geometric Booleans#1a

2015_04_14-chp-25-Geometric Booleans#1b

2014_03_24-chp-25_Geometric Booleans-ds#1

Thanks for looking.

T!M

 

 

 

 

 

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