component reference document for Emu

Just created a reference document over all the components available in Emu. Hopefully useful to provide a more comprehensive overview of the plugin: On a side note – this reference document wasn’t created manually as you can probably guess. I’ve been working on a little hack to automatically pull contents out of .gha files. I may open source the tool some day soon, as … Continue reading component reference document for Emu


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: 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! Continue reading available seats in structural optimization workshop I’m co-teaching next week