Posted by Jerud Cradnall on March 20, 2001 at 06:59:37:
In Reply to: Any tips on making Geodesic dome? posted by Daniel Zajic on March 13, 2001 at 12:51:53:
You may want to check out http://www.cris.com/~rjbono/html/domes.html for a nifty piece of freeware that'll generate a wireframe geodesic dome to your specifications. That can be opened in DW as a geodesic shell and used to make your house.
I too want to use DW to design geodesic buildings, but have been trying to find a way to give that shell some thickness, so its more like a real wall that i can cut windows, doors, etc. into. So far, i'm stuck. Sorta. DW has a few problems handling this wireframe, and i've asked the artifice team for help, but they are of course very busy. I'm sure they'll get around to it, but it may take time. So for now, i'm putting off the geodesic project, since it's just something to do in my free time anyhow. If just a shell will suit your needs, the above link will get you taken care of. If you need more than that, check out an earlier thread of mine which describes a tedious (but theoretically sound) method of generating a shell with a thickness from the wireframe: http://www.DesignCommunity.com/forum/5971.html
Please keep me and the group informed of your progress, solutions, questions, etc. And if you can get the 'arbitrary working orientation' tool to work on the wireframe you import from DOME.exe, definitely let me know.