Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is one of the world’s leading nuclear and energy research facilities. This 2014 ARC diagram was part of SNL’s Five-Year Facilities and Infrastructure Plan (FY 2015-2019), and attempted to visually describe the labs’ organizational framework.
Two-dimensional diagram version from The Omni Group’s OmniGraffle design application.
Three-dimensional variations of the diagram used weight containers and deformers within The Foundry’s modo application. In modo, a weight container specifies which of an object’s polygons are susceptible to effects like squishing and twisting. The nodes in this Modo schematic view depict the strength and range of some twist and bulge deformer effects.
Once wired together, polygons within a weight container (depicted in red below) will bulge and twist more readily than other polygons. Such effects can be animated over time and are non-destructive, making it easy to revert the source geometry back to its original rest state.
In the end, SNL strategic planners decided to stick with their existing in-house diagram: