Posted by David Betts

SmartClustering

SmartClustering is a clustering algorithm that reduces the amount of unique panels/nodes within a given surface. Implemeted as a Grasshopper component and packaged with our SmartForm software, this component allows for the possibility of reducing the number of unique panels in a complex structure by grouping these into ‘families’ of the same sizes and proportions. The clustering algorithm sorts the panels by their sizes, then groups the ones that have sizes close to each other. Individual panels in each family are then replaced by a ‘master panel’ that effectively has an average size of its members. Please feel free to get in touch with us to know more.