About a week ago, an issue with a particular covered walkway appeared all over our news feed. Because covered walkways are such an essential part of the built environment here in Singapore, especially during the rainy season, we decided to create an automated script to make life for designers a little easier!

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The covered walkway that sparked the discussion

In this script, we began by generating a simple grid on the horizontal plane for the walkway to be generated from. Next, we created a walkway based on start and end locations. Thirdly, the area covered is calculated. the path calculates the shortest distance from start to destination, and can also route around obstacles.