Working with External Files

The new version of eleFront makes it easier to move information in and out of Rhino files.

Reference Geometry from External Files

Reference components can now bring in objects directly from an outside file. This feature can be accessed through the variable input:

Why is this Useful?

  • Dynamic Worksessions

    If you find yourself often loading and unloading files from your Worksession, or having to manage a large collection of Worksession files, this features lets you use Grasshopper to create flexible logic for selecting which files to read from.

  • Reduce Memory Usage

    If you are using a Worksession only to reference the geometry into Grasshopper, then you are essentially creating two copies: one in Rhino, one in Grasshopper. This feature lets you skip loading into Rhino, thereby cutting your memory use in half.

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