algorithmic modeling for Rhino



Millipede is a structural analysis and optimization component for grasshopper. It allows for very fast linear elastic analysis of frame and shell elements in 3d, 2d plate elements for in plane forces, and 3d volumetric elements. All systems can be optimized using built in topology optimization methods and have their results extracted and visualized in a variety of ways.

In addition millipede implements a few basic geometric features [extraction of iso surface meshes from volumetric scalar fields or and extraction of curved contours over any mesh] and a few numerical analysis tools [Fast fourier transforms in 1 and 2 dimensions, sparse linear system solver and eigenvalue calculation for large matrices using functionality from the intel math kernel library]

The new version of millipede includes the surface reparameterization module that enables the generation of vector field aligned patterns over any mesh. This functionality is particularly useful for the creation of principal stress aligned grid shells and reinforcement patterns.

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Rhino 5, millipede wont install 23 Replies

Having some issue with Millipede on r5 64bit. I downloaded the appropriate file from your site for this version. The plug in will not show up in my tabs. Also, I noticed the r5 download has directions for r4. Maybe it is the wrong file? Thanks.…Continue

Started by Michael Pryor. Last reply by Rudi Neumerkel Sep 5.

Installing Millipede on Mac

Hey!I was trying to install Millipede on Grasshopper in RhinoWIP for Mac by moving all files in the components folder, but the Sawapansolversnet.dll file seems to cause a problem - the ExplicitHistory command does not fully load afterwards and an…Continue

Started by Rudi Neumerkel Sep 1.

millipede stress "0"

HiHow are you doing ? :)it's been a month that i started to learn grasshopper and im working hard i just faced a problem in "millipede" plugin that i don't know how to fix it.the max stresses are all "0" and i don't even know if i put them togather…Continue

Started by Ashkan oliaie Aug 16.

Millipede Topological Optimization 1 Reply

Hi everyone.I wanted to do a topological optimization, like in this example:…Continue

Started by Erik Pelicaen. Last reply by Gustavo SANDALO JACOMINI Aug 5.


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