Arrangement Systems

Organizational patterns are useful to define relations and distribution of objects. It is useful not just for organizing spaces, but can form the basis for any object. These patterns hence themselves act as reference objects, but are composed of the fundamental reference objects defined earlier. Some of the common forms of arrangement which are useful are as follows:

Centralized Arrangement

In this type of arrangement secondary objects are placed around a central object on a defined plane. The nature of primary and secondary can be reversed as well. The designer can also determine, how many repetitions around the central object are to be created. Fundamentally it consists of a central point, a circular path centred at the point, and secondary points along the circular curve as defined by the designer.

Linear/Along-A-Path Arrangement

In this arrangement objects are placed one next to the other on a defined plane. If a set of objects is given as an input it can repeat the objects in the arrangement cyclically. Fundamentally it consists of a number of points along a reference curve.

Radial Arrangement

The radial arrangement again consists of a primary central object with secondary objects arranged in a linear manner radiating outwards from the central object. It is an extension of a centralized arrangement with the secondary points replaced by linear arrangements.

Grid Arrangement

The grid arrangement consists of objects placed in a square grid. It can be thought of a linear arrangement placed within another linear arrangement orthogonally. If a set of linear arrangements is given to the grid arrangement, it can repeat the the set cyclically. Similar system can also be used to define non-uniform grids by giving a set of lengths as offset. Additionally it can also have an offset input which will offset the element by the given amount in the along the direction of the arrangement.

These systems again would be reference objects and can be used to place solids or voids.

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