Friday, September 14, 2018

Karamba3D Workshop - November 28-30 in Vienna

Location: Vienna, Austria
Venue: Sichtart e.U., Mariahilfer Straßer 112/1/9 Vienna 1070

Dates: November 28-30, 2018
Time: 10:00-18:00

Course Fee: Professional EUR 750 (+VAT), Student EUR 375 (+VAT) 

Led by plugin 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. 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 toward beginner to intermediate users of Karamba, but advanced users are also encouraged to apply. It is open to both professional and academic users.

Karamba3D is a parametric structural engineering tool that provides an accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames, and shells. Karamba3D is fully embedded in the parametric design environment of Grasshopper, a plugin 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 Karamba and visualizing results
  • Complex workflow processes in Rhino, Grasshopper, and Karamba3D
  • The workshop will be taught in English.
  • Basic Rhino and Grasshopper knowledge is recommended.
  • No knowledge of Karamba is needed.
Places are limited to a maximum of 10 participants with limited educational places. A minimum of 4 places is required for the workshop to take place. The workshop will be canceled if this quota is not filled by October 15th.

Participants must bring their own laptops with either Rhino 5/Rhino 6 and Grasshopper installed. A 90-day trial version of Rhino can be downloaded from Rhino.

Karamba ½ year licenses for non-commercial use will be provided to all participants.

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