asterisk

Asterisk is a Thornton Tomasetti | CORE studio project. Developed by CORE studio, Asterisk is a web application for rapid structural optioneering in early conceptual design. Simply upload a mass and core model from the Rhino client, adjust a few parameters, and Asterisk returns a concept-level wireframe in a matter of seconds. Users can create iterations, explore and filter design spaces, and compare the performance metrics … Continue reading asterisk

dynamically loading external assemblies

Recently, I’ve been interested in the architecture of CAD/BIM/FEA systems capable of dynamically loading external assemblies to allow for third-party plugin development. Found this great article by @RickStrahl explaining how this can be done with just a few lines of code: https://weblog.west-wind.com/posts/2016/Dec/12/Loading-NET-Assemblies-out-of-Seperate-Folders Recommended reading for anyone who’s interested in the mechanics of C# plugin development. The comments are of interest too, where another system called … Continue reading dynamically loading external assemblies

emu is now available on food4rhino!

Kicking off 2019 with a little announcement: I’ve made a public release of the Grasshopper plugin I built for my master’s thesis. The tool is called Emu: Emu is an interactive structural analysis and form-finding tool based on a 6DOF (6 degrees of freedom) formulation of the dynamic relaxation method allowing engineers and designers to run non-linear bi-axial bending and torsion simulations in the parametric … Continue reading emu is now available on food4rhino!

available seats in structural optimization workshop I’m co-teaching next week

There are a few spots still available in the Structural Optimization workshop I’m co-teaching at the AEC Tech Symposium next week in NYC. If you’re in the area and interested in the topic, be sure to join us! http://core.thorntontomasetti.com/aec-tech-2018/aec-tech-2018-workshops/ Continue reading available seats in structural optimization workshop I’m co-teaching next week

computational design in sweden (reflection from AAG2018)

Random personal reflection from the Advances in Architectural Geometry conference hosted at Chalmers University of Technology last week: For the first time I feel like the Swedish AEC industry starts to understand the true power of  computational design and how it can help solving the major challenges we face in our business. I’ve never before met so many representatives from major AEC firms operating in Sweden/Scandinavia … Continue reading computational design in sweden (reflection from AAG2018)