Honeycomb (fits all bees)

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Honeycomb (fits all bees)

Postby Roland » Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:59 pm

Dear Forum,

It seems that I finally cracked it. My adjustable honeycomb should fit all bees. (100% parametric)
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The idea is that basic parameter values can be set in a spreadsheet (like element radius, wall between elements, number of rows and columns).
Although provided here for hexagons as a primary shape, the approach can be useful for circles, and other shapes as well. In this manner pipe bundles for heat exchangers could be designed.

Suggestions for improvement are most welcome.


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Re: Honeycomb (fits all bees)

Postby bitacovir » Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:48 pm

Thanks for sharing the file.
If you explain a lite bit about context and applications it would be nice (also for a better feedback).
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Re: Honeycomb (fits all bees)

Postby Roland » Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:52 pm

That's a first very good suggestion!
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Re: Honeycomb (fits all bees)

Postby triplus » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:13 pm

Did a quick test and it works as advertised.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Honeycomb (fits all bees)

Postby Kunda1 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:58 pm

Roland, can you edit the first post and add some screenshots, please ?
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Re: Honeycomb (fits all bees)

Postby pluri » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:39 am

Hello Roland,

thanks for your file. I tried it in FC version 18.4 and 19 beta, it works until I change more than a bit some of the parameters in the spreadsheet. For example if I increase the number of rows and column to 48, 36 the result becomes a grid of points instead of hexagons.

I have a similar result if I try to reduce the circle diameter to a small size.

Is there maybe an issue with the latest FC versions ?

Thanks and all the best.