Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Karamba3D Workshop, November 27-29 in Vienna


Location: Vienna, Austria

Venue: Atelier Mitte 7, Stuckgasse 9, Vienna 1070
Dates: November 27-29, 2019, 10:00 - 18:00
Earlybird Fee (until October 1): Professional EUR 750 (+VAT), Student EUR 375 (+VAT)
Course Fee: Professional EUR 825,- (+VAT), Student EUR 415,- (+VAT)


Led by plug-in developer and structural engineer Clemens Preisinger, along with Zeynep Aksoz and Matthew Tam from the expert Karamba3D team, this three-day workshop will focus on methods of setting up structural systems in the parametric environment of Grasshopper. The participants will be guided through the basics of analyzing and interpreting structural models, to optimization processes and how to integrate Karamba3D into C# scripts.

This workshop is aimed towards beginner to intermediate users of Karamba3D. However, advanced users are also encouraged to apply. It is open to both professional and academic users. For beginner users of Rhino and Grasshopper, there will be an optional introductory course one day before the Karamba3D course.

Karamba3D is a parametric structural engineering tool which provides accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames and shells. Karamba3D is fully embedded in the parametric design environment of Grasshopper, a plug-in for the 3D modeling tool Rhinoceros. This makes it easy to combine parameterized geometric models, finite element calculations, and optimization algorithms like Galapagos.

Course Outline
  • Introduction and presentation of project examples
  • Optimization of cross sections of line-based and surface-based elements
  • Geometric optimization
  • Topological optimization
  • Structural performance informed form finding
  • Understanding analysis algorithms embedded in Karamba3D and visualizing results
  • Complex workflow processes in Rhino, Grasshopper, and Karamba3D
Places are limited to a maximum of 10 participants with limited educational places. A minimum of 4 participants is required for the workshop to take place. The workshop will be canceled if this quota is not filled by October 28. The workshop will be taught in English.

Course Requirements

Basic Rhino and Grasshopper knowledge is recommended. An introductory course is offered.

No knowledge of Karamba3D is needed. Participants should bring their own laptops with Grasshopper and either Rhino 5 or Rhino 6 installed. You can download a 90-day trial version of Rhino. Karamba3D ½ year licenses for non-commercial use will be provided to all participants.


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