Big news today! Psyched to share that Swarm (evolution of Resthopper) and ShapeDiver are merging. Read more here, and check out the video: https://www.shapediver.com/blog/shapediver-swarm-merge-thornton-tomasetti-investment/ Parametric modeling for everyone!! Continue reading big news! swarm and shapediver are merging
The machine learning bot that improves knowledge sharing and use of existing data within AEC companies Background The idea of this project came around as a conversation about how advanced parametric engineering tools will never be able to replace the power of senior staff with decades of experience in designing structures. They have the ability to quickly answer technical questions using their engineering judgement and … Continue reading meet fraiboto, an ai based chatbot encapsulating the collective intelligence of aec organizations
Just created a reference document over all the components available in Emu. Hopefully useful to provide a more comprehensive overview of the plugin: https://github.com/EmilPoulsen/Emu.Resources/tree/master/reference 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
Just rolled out Emu 1.1.0 with improved mesh visualization. Get it from here: https://emilpoulsen.com/emu In this version, there is a new component called “Results On Mesh Viz”, which allows you to visualize structural quantities on top of beam mesh extrusions as color gradients. Enjoy! Continue reading emu 1.1.0 release
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!
EMU is a form-finding tool implemented as a plugin to the parametric 3D modelling software Grasshopper3d. It was developed as a part of my M.Sc thesis in structural engineering. The question the thesis addresses is the feasibility of elastically bent gridshells in a Scandinavian context. Looking worldwide at realized gridshells and existing design methods, a gap has been identified between the required analysis process and … Continue reading emu