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Monthly Archives: March 2018

rese arch MEETUP Paris 2018 – 4 APRIL

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Rese arch MEETUP is an annual international conference and networking event to bring together practitioners and theorists of computational design in architecture, experts in digital manufacturing and related contemporary thinkers and philosophers. The current edition will take place on 4 April 2018 in Paris. Together with Pecha Kucha on 5 April 2018 it will be the main event of the DATASCAPES Fest 2018 hosted by VOLUMES Paris, a coworking and maker space for design and open innovation.

The event is a mid-size informal gathering of peer designers and researchers in the field of computational design in architecture. Each of the speakers holds a 20 minutes long lecture followed by 10 minutes Q&A session. The purpose is to update the peers of each other’s projects, agendas, and research. It is also a great opportunity to meet in person and arrange future collaborations in a professional, yet friendly and relaxed environment.

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Karamba for Rhino 6

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Karamba is a parametric structural engineering tool which provides accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames and shells.

Karamba is fully embedded in the parametric design environment of Grasshopper, a plug-in for the 3d modeling tool Rhinoceros. This makes it easy to combine parameterized geometric models, finite element calculations and optimization algorithms like Galapagos.

The new work in progress version for Karamba is now available. It now contains a dedicated installer for Rhino 6 as well as many other new features!

A full list of new features and bug fixes can be found here

Download Karamba 1.3.0 from food4Rhino…

IFC guide to exchange models between Rhino and Revit

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VisualARQ includes a built-in IFC import and export plug-in which makes it possible to exchange VisualARQ and Rhino models with Revit (and other AEC software packages) using IFC 2×3 files.

How does it work?

Export from Rhino to IFC:

  • To save the entire model, go to (File > Save as..) and save the model as an IFC file.
  • To save part of the model, select the objects to export, and go to (File > Export) and save the model as an IFC file

Import IFC files into Rhino:
Open a new file (File > Open…) and select the IFC file to import. Make sure you have selected the IFC 2×3 Building Model (*.ifc) file type or All compatible file types.

Import IFC files into Revit:
Go to Open > Open IFC and select the IFC file.

What information do IFC files store?

IFC files store any “built-in” information from VisualARQ objects (i.e “Volume, Height or Area of a wall), and also custom parameters added to VisualARQ and Rhino objects. This video shows how to create custom parameters to add information to any kind of geometry. This information is read by Revit when opening the IFC file.

How are VisualARQ objects recognized in Revit?

The VisualARQ objects, once they are exported to IFC and opened in Revit, are recognized in Revit by their object type (walls as walls, beams as beams, etc…). Revit will understand the imported objects as native Revit objects or Generic Models depending on how objects have been created in VisualARQ.

The table below describes whether Revit reads geometry from IFC files as Standard Revit objects or Geometric objects:

  • Standard objects: Objects identified by Revit as native parametric objects. Styles are recognized as Revit families and objects can be fully edited.
  • Geometric Objects: The object’s geometry is recognized by Revit. The object type is identified but no parametric features are available.

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