I have to create many iterations of parts that are similar. Rather than drawing them all each time can I define a data form (approx 30 data points) that will produce the drawing for me? How is this done? (assuming it can be done) Thanks, Tim.
There's not much meat on those description bones, but based on what's there, consider having a look at Grasshopper.
Grasshopper - http://www.grasshopper3d.com/
Thanks for the reply John. I need to make parts that are all similar in many ways but all are unique. They are so similar that I thought it may be quicker to have the individual variations limited to a small number of variables that then could describe each piece. To do this I wondered if there was a method to pull data from a list to define the part.
For example fasteners have a number of similar characteristics but an ACQ Phillips #2 2.5" wood deck screw is different from a pan head slot UNF #6-32 1.5".
So if I can pump in the details that are different can rhino (or a plug-in) pull the data to create the part for review. Fastners are just a readily understood example, they are not my concern.
I'll look at grasshopper, Thanks.
Have a look at this plug-in: