Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Export PDF files with the ShapeDiver plugin


The latest version of the ShapeDiver plugin includes a set of components that will help you set up and export PDF files either locally or online via an online application built with ShapeDiver. The tools are divided into two categories:
  • First, the ShapeDiver version of the Squid plugin was extended to let designers build PDFs like they can build bitmaps using Squid. Most instructions work the same way.
  • Second, they have added some tools to the ShapeDiver plugin to split, merge, internalize, and export PDF files inside Grasshopper.
Best of all, you do not necessarily need a ShapeDiver account (though it is free) to benefit from these components as you can use them locally in your machine.

Monday, June 29, 2020

ARC 2020 VR end-of-year exhibition - University of Nicosia


The ARC VR 2020 end-of-year exhibition presents a response to the COVID-19 lockdown and the consequent cancellation of the most anticipated yearly event of the department. The exhibition space is an identical copy of the department facility (Faculty of Architecture - University of Nicosia), an award-winning renovated shoe factory. The building and the exhibition were purposely modeled using Rhino during a five-day intensive workshop hosted entirely online.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

AA Visiting School: New York 2020 (online)





Urban Futures: Resiliency
July 15-24, 2020
Online Only
Registration Deadline: July 14, 2020

AAVS Agenda:
Our cities have undergone shifts due to the COVID-19 pandemic that months ago seemed unthinkable. It has demonstrated how quickly social behaviors and patterns of life can change in response to an external factor. It has also offered a unique opportunity to explore the design of future urban systems in new ways.

Designers have always faced challenges planning for the dynamic and rapidly changing aspects of society and its environment; however, this current situation demands an unprecedented need to rethink our everyday lives and experiences. These transformations significantly impact the nature of how we experience our city’s public spaces, its enclosed environments, and the daily commutes to a plethora of activities in its boroughs. As a response, this program will explore the future of cities in a virtual realm through experimentation with augmented reality and the alteration of physical spaces through digital means.

Participants will study the infrastructural typologies and dynamic urban morphologies that make up New York and digitally reconfigure and explore how these spaces can be experienced in the future both physically and digitally. Through computational and visualization techniques to reconfigure the urban environment this program not only glimpses what the city can be but also initiates discourse that can destabilize the dominant thinking and offer future urban solutions to the changing physical and digital landscapes of our metropolises.

Due to restrictions from the pandemic, the AAVS New York will be an online-only program for the first time. All workshops, lectures, crits, and collaborations will take place through virtual conferencing, maintaining the same level of exposure to tutors and team members as a regular AA Visiting School. After the workshop introduction and foundation lectures, participants will split into clusters, exposing them to the associative logic and algorithmic approaches of computational design and exploring the representational and interactive possibilities of augmented reality. These foundation tooling sessions will be taught at a basic level to ensure all participants have a solid basis to build from to help drive their projects. Each group of students will produce a proposal to showcase their visions of future urban systems that innovatively respond to technological, environmental, and urban changes happening today.


Registration and more information:
https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/academicprogrammes/visitingschool/newyork

Friday, June 26, 2020

Building System Specialist Online Courses - PAZ Academy




Join the Archicad+Grasshopper BSS or the Rhino.Inside.Revit BSS online course. Learn to connect parametric design with BIM, and obtain a BSS Certificate.

Learn how to connect architectural theory, computational design, and become a Building System Specialist in your professional career. These PAZ BSS courses focus on Rhinoceros+Grasshopper, from the first steps to your final BIM output in Archicad or Revit.

Your next opportunity to join these two courses is July 1st!

Learn Rhino and Grasshopper through simple exercises and all the technical steps to make these two software work together. Go deeper with theory and systems on a professional and exciting PAZ Online Platform.

Get the maximum out of your BIM Software, learn the power of parametric design, optimize your daily work, and get your BSS Certificate with personal PAZ accompaniment.



Wednesday, June 24, 2020

BricsCAD on 'What is generative design? - Grasshopper and BricsCAD'



BricsCAD has started a blog post series,  Grasshopper® – BricsCAD® connection. It intends to provide you with everything you need to know to get started with Grasshopper for BricsCAD BIM.

This series will cover the following topics:
  • What is generative design?
  • How does a Grasshopper script/workflow?
  • How does Bricsys use McNeel’s Rhino.Inside technology to make the Grasshopper-BricsCAD connection?
  • What are the advantages of generative design in BricsCAD BIM?
  • How to create a parametric patio cover with the Grasshopper-BricsCAD.
  • The endless possibilities of Grasshopper + BricsCAD.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Crystallon Workshop - Online



July 23-24 & 27-28, 2020 
10 AM to 2 PM CEST
Online - Hosted by McNeel Europe

Aaron Porterfield, industrial designer and founder of F=F, will lead a four-day Crystallon workshop.

This intensive course will focus on understanding and generating functional lattice structures using Rhino, Grasshopper, and the Crystallon plugin. The course will cover the fundamental understanding of lattice structures and their real-world applications, generating the necessary geometry using Crystallon, simulation, and optimization using FEA and evolutionary tools, and meshing for 3D printing. The class outcome will be the understanding of the tools, plus how to incorporate them into your workflow and create functional models that are ready for production.


Day 1: Fundamentals

  • What is a lattice structure? A brief history of crystallography.
  • Why use a lattice structure? Applications and industry case studies.
  • Understanding the different types of lattice structures and their applications.
  • Introduction to the Crystallon tools.

Day 2: The Crystallon toolset

  • Voxelization - Generating uniform and conformal cells using BReps, meshes, surfaces, or curves.
  • Populate - Populating cells with a lattice and using data to morph between structures.
  • Clean up - Trimming a lattice and removing unnecessary beams.
  • Modify - Creating a skin and connecting the lattice to the skin.
  • Thicken - Assigning thickness to beams and shells.

Day 3: Simulation, optimization and meshing

  • What is FEA and why should we learn?
  • Setting up a simple simulation.
  • Optimization with evolutionary solvers.
  • Generating a 3D printable mesh.

Day 4: Application demos

  • Structural light-weighting – for mechanical parts.
  • Structural shells – 3D printed furniture.
Course requirements: Basic knowledge using Rhino and Grasshopper.

Online course fee: EUR 247.50 (+VAT); full-time students and university teachers will get a 50% discount (proof of status required). Please note, your seat is only confirmed once your payment has cleared.

Max. number of participants: 25. If there is no quorum, the course will be canceled July 16.

Course language: English

Educational seats are limited. 

Sign up now by contacting McNeel Europe here!

Friday, June 19, 2020

Designing and 3D Printing Jewelry with Rhino and Formlabs


Date: June 29, 2020
Time: 3 PM BST (UK) 4 PM (CEST)

Join Formlabs and McNeel Europe for this live webinar. Learn how to easily manufacture jewelry parts with Rhino and the Form 3 3D printer for direct investment casting, molding, or prototyping. 

Vanessa Steeg, Tech & Trainer at McNeel and Jasmin Karger, Jewelry Expert at Formlabs, will walk us through the design process with Rhino CAD software, the file preparation, and printing with the Form 3 3D printer. There will also be a live demo of a ring design in Rhino.

What you will learn:
  • Design a part with Rhino
  • Convert and prepare a file for printing and casting/molding
  • 3D print parts with the Form 3
  • The considerations related to 3D printing: shrinkage, measurements
  • Troubleshooting casting issues with Castable Wax Resin
  • How the digital workflow can help your jewelry business


First spine surgery with Rhino3DMedical in Brazil

A 33-year-old male suffering from recurrent lumbar disc herniation L4 /L5 was treated with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. 



Main Surgeon: Dr. Júlio Sampaio, neurosurgeon, Fundacao Bahiana de Neurologia e Neurocirurgia

Assistant: Dr. George Passos, neurosurgeon, Hospital Geral do Estado da Bahia

Diagnosis

The patient had been previously submitted to microsurgery (2017) to remove the fragment of the spinal disc that was causing pressure on the nerve. In May 2020, the patient’s condition deteriorated: sciatica and right side L5 dermatome developed, requiring the prescription of multiple painkillers, including fentanyl patches. Despite pain medications, no significant improvement was observed (visual analog scale 9/10). An MRI of the lumbar spine was performed, showing an extensive disc herniation at the L4-L5 level.

Surgical treatment

Due to the intractable pain, the medical team decided to proceed with an urgent surgical treatment: microdiscectomy with transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. The procedure was planned with the help of a 3D printed spine model.

“Soon after the completion of the MRI, we proceeded with the segmentation and 3D rendering of the spine (L3–S1), using Rhino3DMedical. The software is very intuitive to use and allows us to post-process 3D models in a fast and accurate way,” explains Dr. Sampaio.

The physical model was printed with an Ultimaker 2+ desktop 3D printer, using PLA filament. The procedure had no cost implications to the patient or to the insurance company.

“In a 12-hour interval, we were able to perform the complete workflow, from image acquisition to obtaining the 3D printed version of the anatomical model.”

On the day of surgery, the 3D model was sterilized and taken to the operating room. The screws were inserted with the hands-free technique, reducing radiation exposure time to the surgical team and the patient.

Full recovery

The patient fully recovered from his symptoms. Post-surgical CT confirmed that all pedicle screws and the interbody cage are properly in place.

The role of 3D printing

“The model allowed us to have a better understanding of the patient’s anatomy that was already amended by prior surgery, giving a greater sense of confidence regarding the safety of the surgery. It was of great utility to perform all the crucial steps of the procedure, including the total facetectomy and insertion of the pedicle screws.”

Tutorial

Learn how to segment a CT scan to create a 3D-printable spine model with Rhino3DMedical here.

Webinar: Rhino in VR and in Unreal with Mindesk - July 2 and 6




Explore, create, and edit Rhino models in VR with Mindesk Live Link. Designing organic curvy shapes, and complex assemblies become much easier. Experience the results in 1:1 scale.

Work in Unreal Studio with your Rhino 3D model. In Mindesk you will find realtime Rhino modeling, Unreal materials & lights, and ray tracing rendering in one place.

Use Grasshopper sliders and edit your Grasshopper script directly in VR to evaluate and compare complex parametric designs. Being immersed will help to find the optimal parameters for your project.



IAAC Global Summer School 2020 online workshops


The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) is pleased to launch the Global Summer School 2020 (GSS20), the 13th edition of the international summer educational program focused on redesigning the future of our cities. The program will take place online from IAAC Barcelona from June 29 through July 24.

This year the GSS20 is presenting a unique online experience interconnecting its extraordinary network of faculty, industry collaborators, nodes, and laboratories in the biggest online educational summer course ever done before. Since the very first editions, GSS has been digitally connected, meeting, sharing, learning together in an incredible global environment of innovators and educators.

IAAC decided to present a novel, flexible model, enriching its digital routes within a new format. The GSS will offer four online courses exploring at different scales the impact of novel tools in the definition of a new advanced architecture. The program is an opportunity for architecture, design, art students, and professionals to conduct a multi-level investigation on Computational Design, Ai Urbanism & Machine Learning, Building Information Modelling and Design for Robotics - controlling IAAC robots from their home.

This new program will be a celebration of alternative models and future education dealing with the challenges of the new world transforming our cities, architecture, and technology. Each participant can now trace a personal path in this dynamic format, picking a single GSS course or enrolling for the entire program. Every module will be run by IAAC faculties, allowing students to interact, work together, develop projects, and participate in Global Lectures meeting IAAC international experts and guests.

“Programs such as IAAC’s Global Summer School have never been more important than they are now,” said Aldo Sollazzo, director of the Global Summer School at IAAC. “The world is in severe need of new minds in architecture to solve the humanitarian problems that threaten us. We at IAAC created the Global Summer School in order to provide the budding minds of the architecture field with the tools they need to address these problems.”

The previous edition of GSS19 Becoming brought together more than 160 international participants and was a great success as an explorative summer educational program. Students interested in participating need to submit an application here by June 25, 2020.

Join the biggest educational summer program ever done before!
Learn more about the GSS20: http://globalschool.iaac.net/
Apply to the program: gss.flywire.com
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Ice Saver - a video game developed with Grasshopper and Unity3D



Ice Saver is a simple game of obstacle avoidance where a first player ice-cube must navigate to safety down a windy track while avoiding being melted by fire agents. It was developed using Grasshopper for Rhino and Unity 3D and is available on the iOS AppStore for both iPhones and iPads iOS 13.5 and above.
 


Grasshopper was used for prototyping the geometry of the different level meshes, which is the element that changes as you advance through gameplay. Using Grasshopper meshing tools allowed for assigning gradient color values to level meshes and easily translating them into Unity meshes. The native navigation tools Unity provides out of the box allowed for a simple way to program agent behavior to the various agents involved during gameplay.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Sunflower 8.2 for Rhino/Grasshopper released


Sunflower 8.2 is now available to download. This is a minor release that solves most of the critical issues by users and adds some new functions. Here is the list of changes:
  1. Added options compatible with other solar software in China (Rhino platform and Grasshopper platform)
  2. Added the function of exporting solar analysis results to AutoCAD (Rhino platform)
  3. Added one-click export of indicator statistics results to Excel (Rhino platform) 
  4. Improved the input mode of longitude and latitude (Rhino platform)
  5. Sunflower solar analysis battery now saves other user-defined settings (Grasshopper platform)

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Craftsmanship meets digital fabrication: Plant-based woven architecture program, August 19-29, Portugal



Passa Ao Futuro and Clara Lab
August 19-29, 2020
Alentejo, Portugal

Hands-on experience is crucial in the education of young designers. The Passa Ao Futuro and Clara Lab has organized this summer school program to strengthen the tradition of building and craftsmanship enhanced with the use of digital tools (Rhinoceros) and computer simulations (Grasshopper). 

The main goals of the workshop are:
  • Learn the principles of regenerative and bioclimatic design 
  • Learn how to acquire weather data and to use for environmental simulation 
  • Learn to use Grasshopper for environmental studies
  • Understand the principles of prototyping as a lean method for architectural design 
  • Applied plant-based design for architecture through traditional craft 
  • Learn how to weave with wicker and cane 
The expected outcome is two wooden frame structures covered by handwoven skins (local materials).

The workshop fee is €550,00 and includes accommodation, meals, and tuition.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Parametric Design for Cloud Applications Webinar sessions now online!



Did you miss the Parametric Design for Cloud Applications Webinar organized by ShapeDiver?

Don't worry! ShapeDiver has uploaded the three sessions to their YouTube Channel! Join Edwin Hernandez and Mathieu Huard as they go through the basics of Grasshopper optimization for cloud applications.

In Session 1 you'll learn things such as:
  • Which operations to avoid in order to make your definitions faster and more stable
  • Why it is important to use meshes instead of BReps when using ShapeDiver
  • How far you should go when optimizing your definitions
In Session 2  you'll learn two important topics related to Data Management:
  • Grasshopper Data Trees
  • JSON Objects
In Session 3 you'll learn everything related to:
  • ShapeDiver File Inputs (Text, Image Files, Geometry Files, etc.)
  • How to generate nested files, technical drawings and other types of exports
  • Preview of our upcoming webinar focused on our ShapeDiver API

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Controlmad Master Parametric Design – XII Edition


September 21-December 17, 2020

A unique study program in the world that introduces you to parametric design and digital manufacturing in product design, architecture, landscape, digital fabrication… through the creation of physical and digital parametric models using as main tools Grasshopper for Rhino and CNC machines (Computer Numerical Control).

The course is divided into five groups with several units. The aim of every unit is that students can learn new parametric tools based on Grasshopper.
  • Group I – NURBS modelling (Rhino, Grasshopper)
  • Group II – Digital Fabrication (visits to outstanding parametric buildings)
  • Group III – Mesh modelling (Grasshopper for organic design, structural analysis, and form-finding)
  • Group IV – Interoperability (Grasshopper and its connection with Arduino, sensors, data from the internet, Python…)
  • Group V – Thesis (individual work on the students' main interests based on the previous units + V-Ray for rendering)

DigitalFUTURES world initiative



www.DigitalFUTURES.world
Free Online Workshops + Talks
June 27-July 3, 2020

Join DigitalFUTURES's initiative in an online platform for a continuous, week-long series of talks and workshops about the latest technological tools, such as AI, VR, and AR, and also about cultural and theoretical aspects of advanced computation.


Besides the workshops, there will also be a series of talks between leading architects, thinkers, and technologists from across the globe. These will address the implications of COVID-19 for the future of architecture and urban design.

Material generated by these series of events will be posted online as videos as a permanent record of this initiative, freely available to anyone across the globe.

The North-South Americas workshops and talks will take place from June 27-July 3. Check them out!


For more information please visit this link.



What is RhinoFabStudio? RhinoFabStudio (fabrication studio) is a small-scale digital workshop, certified by McNeel, with an array of Rhino and Rhino compatible software and computer-controlled tools and training. These tools cover the various leading-edge industrial methods and materials needed to design, analyze, and fabricate almost anything.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Free webinar: Introducción al diseño computacional mediante Grasshopper - June 12, 2020


Join icreatia's free webinar Introducción al diseño computacional mediante Grasshopper on June 12 (11h CEST) to learn more about Grasshopper, Rhino's algorithmic editor.


VisualARQ News - Cloud Zoo support


VisualARQ 2.8 is a free service pack for existing users. It includes:
  • Cloud Zoo support
  • Overhead attributes (Watch video tutorial)
  • Plan cut elevation to show objects above or below cut plane
  • Bottom control arrow to extend walls and curtain walls

New book by Controlmad: Advanced 3D Printing with Grasshopper


This book connects the worlds of Grasshopper® and 3D printing, explaining how to transform a design into a series of curves and paths for a 3D printer to use. It teaches how to write and create G-code directly within Grasshopper, without using scripts or plugins, in an easy format for existing Grasshopper users to understand. Significant experience using the software is not required, but skilled users will be able to take full advantage of the content.

The book focuses mainly on clay 3D printing, but the same logic applies to thermo-filament 3D printing (FDM). The methods taught open up a wide range of new possibilities when 3D printing, like non-planar printing or non-conventional paths for the 3D printer.

Authors: Diego Garcia Cuevas & Gianluca Pugliese


Monday, June 8, 2020

Rhino Development Support Afternoons (Morning Edition)





Get development support from McNeel experts remotely!

Are you developing a project with Rhino? Whether you are working on a Grasshopper plugin, a Python script, or anything related to Rhino’s new development tools, join us this Wednesday, June 4th, 10-12 pm CET remotely to discuss your idea or work-in-progress development projects. 

These informal one-on-one sessions are meant for users to ask development questions and get advice for any roadblocks that you might be facing in your development process.

Attendance is free, but you must register for a slot from 10 am to 12 pm CET.


Webinar: Simulation with Millipede - June 12, 2020


Aaron Porterfield, the developer of the Crystallon plugin and founder of F=F, has made an online course about simulation with Millipede. The course is focused more on design, less about engineering. It is intended for those with little experience in FEA. The curriculum will guide you through how to use Millipede to simulate, understand, and optimize lattice structures designed using Crystallon.

Aaron will be giving a free introductory webinar on Friday, June 12th at 18:00 CET on his YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to the channel to receive notifications.

To learn more about the course and how to enter to win 50% off, check out the course website.

Machine Streams V1.0 Webinars by DesignMorphine - July 18, 19, 25, 26



This 4-part, approximately 16 hours, Rhino + Grasshopper webinar series will be taught by DesignMorphine’s Zvonko Vugreshek. 

Having the machine take on more decisions than the user has been popular. It’s implemented through almost all segments of life nowadays. Whether you are designing for an art show or producing shop drawings for your local workshop, you are dealing with some form of optimization of choice along a couple of parameters. The optimal choice is often difficult because we must make complex decisions in a short amount of time. That is the key point in introducing machine learning to help people make better decisions and to reduce their potential errors. 

Examples from facade structuring and urban design will be shown and answered using various methods and models ranging from single objective optimization to neural network classifiers.

The webinar series will take place across four days on two weekends in July 2020. Each webinar will be approximately four hours long with a live Q&A. Webinars will take place in a Private Facebook group via Facebook Live and video uploads. Participants will be able to ask questions by commenting on the videos. Each webinar will be pre-recorded and uploaded at the time of the webinar to ensure optimal quality and to avoid issues of connectivity that can occur with live streaming. At the live stream times, Zvonko will be live streaming to summarize the videos and answer questions. All videos will remain available, including the live streams, for your viewing as much as you like, even after the live stream. This means you can also enjoy the videos if you are not available at the live stream time. Instead, you may view them at your convenience and availability. 

All webinars will be conducted in English and there is no previous experience with the topics required. You must have a valid non-business Facebook account to attend and watch the videos.


Friday, June 5, 2020

Summer workshops by Controlmad: Design and Parametric Fabrication - July 8-30 and Aug 19-Sep 10


Controlmad announced two new editions of its popular summer workshop Design and Parametric Fabrication:


DRIVEN Online Workshop Series: Discrete Automation (June 15-19) and Machine Learning for Adaptive Temporary Architecture (June 22-26)


The DRIVEN program in Paris (France) now has registration open for two advanced online workshops in the Computational Design x Circular Economy Workshop Series:


OFFMIAU - Grasshopper Basic and Intermediate online workshops in Spanish - June 6, 7, 13, 21


OFFMIAU announces two online Grasshopper workshops in Spanish:

Online Grasshopper Basic and SOFiSTiK Interaction Training Course



The next Online Grasshopper Basic and SOFiSTiK Interaction Training Course starts in July.

Parts 1 & 2 focus on getting started in Rhino and Grasshopper. Parts 3 & 4 focus on the SOFiSTiK FEA Rhino/Grasshopper workflows:
  • Grasshopper Basics 1: July 28
  • Grasshopper Basics 2: July 29
  • SOFiSTiK – Grasshopper Integration: August 4
  • SOFiSTiK – Grasshopper Integration: August 5
Sign up before June 26 to take advantage of the early bird rate.



Thursday, June 4, 2020

EvolveLAB Generative Design Using Grasshopper and Revit: Free workshop


Evolve, Solve, and Jump The Rhino to Revit Chasm
June 4
1 pm EST

EvolveLAB is hosting free workshops this June. The first one is tomorrow, June 4th: Generative Design using Galapagos for Grasshopper paired with Rhino.Inside for Revit.

Sign up for this free workshop airing at 1 pm EST.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Rhino Academic Testing Honor Roll 2019-2020



Robert McNeel & Associates would like to congratulate all the teachers and students in our North American Region for their outstanding work with Rhinoceros and the Rhinoceros Certified Academic Testing in their classrooms this past year.

Our top two teachers this year are:
Matthew Loun of the Hillsboro School District and Edward Kinnear of the Punahou School.

Together they have certified an impressive total of 70 students.
Here is our Rhino Academic Testing Honor Roll for the 2019-2020 Academic Year.

Have a wonderful summer.

McNeel Technical Support and Training
Seattle, WA

LadyBug tools takes a step forward


 Ladybug has been working with the NREL OpenStudio team as part of the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) to develop the Honeybee schemaa file format to represent combined energy and daylight models. This forms the cornerstone of the new Ladybug Tools plugins and Pollination Cloud.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

New Grasshopper apps on food4Rhino


Developers added several new apps for Grasshopper on food4Rhino these last two weeks. Here are some of them:
  • PterodactylOpen-source plugin to generate custom documents, reports, articles, etc. that can be updated in real time.
  • Ground Coverage RatioA simple tool that calculates the ground coverage ratio of a given ground surface and buildings.
  • SkyCiv-Grasshopper LinkTransfer your structural models from Grasshopper into SkyCiv, allowing you to complete your structural analysis, design, and optimization.
  • DefaultPanelA quick and dirty workflow to keep default values in your definitions.
  • SkyView FactorComputes an estimation of the sky view factor on each pixel on a ground surface.
  • OctaTreeOctaTree voxelization algorithms to 1x1 cells, based on octree principle.
  • Hermit CrabSpatial analytics for social distancing.
  • Chop-ChopOne-click disconnect the wire of a Grasshopper component.



Pangolin - Create complex steel structural model definitions



With Pangolin you can create complex steel structural model definitions that include details such as: 
  • Beam haunches
  • Highly configurable cold-formed sections with stiffeners
  • Surface loads with load transfer surfaces distributing them onto beams
  • Load combinations made up of loads in load cases
The created model then can be saved out as a file for later use or sent directly over to Consteel by the connection component for analysis with Consteel’s unique calculations.

Currently supported objects:
  • Geometry: Lines, arcs, polygons
  • Structural members: Beams, plates, supports, rigid bodies, diaphragms, link elements, haunches
  • Sections: More than 7000 predefined from Consteel section bank, or custom defined by section macros, including cold-formed sections with stiffener definition support
  • Custom structural attributes: Release stiffness model, support model, material properties
  • Loads: Nodal, line, uniform and linearly changing surface loads
  • Load configuration: Load combinations, load groups, load cases, load transfer surfaces
  • Organization: Layers and structural groups
  • I.O. : Load from file, load from Consteel, save to file or Consteel
  • Integrated parameters: For unambiguous definitions, avoiding the use of nebulous generic parameters