Grasshopper Plugin

Our plugin exports the basic building geometry from your Rhino model, uploads it to an existing cove.tool project, and reports the Energy Use Intensity (EUI) breakdown.

Download Grasshopper Plugin

Installation

  1. Download and install the latest Python 2.7
  2. Download and extract the zip file to a location you will remember on your hard drive
  3. Open the extracted folder and double-click “install_packages.bat” to run it. If you receive a warning from Windows, click “Yes” or “Run” to run it anyway – in some cases you may have to click “More Info” to see this option

Usage

At covetool.com:

  1. Sign up for an account
  2. Create a project, completing the steps up to Building Geometry (this is what the plugin will export)

In Rhino:

  1. Open your model
  2. Open Grasshopper
  3. Open cove_tool_grasshopper.gh and follow the instructions in the definition

Return to the Building Geometry step in your cove.tool project and refresh the page – the appropriate fields will now be populated and you can continue with the next steps.