algorithmic modeling for Rhino




"Cheetah, the CONFIGURBANIST" is a plugin for analyzing and designing urban configurations. A new version is released here

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the add in does not install 2 Replies

Hi ,I am trying to install the plug in , but it seems that I cannot. When I install it , there is just one function of it in grasshopper. Can someone help? Continue

Started by Martina A.. Last reply by Samane Jan 30.

Puzzled by Polycentric Distribution

     I am conducting a research on visualizing different minutes walk from the designative parks to residential buildings like the figure below. I hope the minute gradients are 5min, 10min, 15min and…Continue

Tags: Gradient, Designated, Configurbanist, Distribution, Polycentric

Started by WENG Yang Mar 5, 2020.

Polycentric Distribution

I´m trying to get a better understanding of the polycentric distribution component.I´m working in urban regeneration process related to touristic products on my PhD, to not extend myself too much,…Continue

Started by jorge sainz de aja Mar 23, 2017.

How to thicken the lines like in the video? 1 Reply

Hi Pirouz,Great plugin, still learning it, a bit hard to get what's what, but certainly doable.Learning from your video, couldn't but notice the difference in line weight between my display…Continue

Started by Tim. Last reply by Tran Huy Vu Nguyen Nov 28, 2016.

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Comment by Pirouz Nourian on March 28, 2018 at 4:19am

Hi Valters, you are missing the SpiderWeb plugin; however, you can run the model without those extra components. Re your second question, shattering a network with a certain resolution might result in tearing it apart. It is a tricky business in general. With our new methods it will be much easier to get valid networks out. However, for the time being, you can bake your resultant network and inspect it by your hand/eyes and make sure it is really connected where it is supposed to be. 

Comment by Valters Grauziņš on March 28, 2018 at 3:10am

After that, I decided to try to make it, following your video.

As soon as, I am reaching to resoultion - 10 I got this error: 

Comment by Valters Grauziņš on March 28, 2018 at 3:06am

Thanks for the fast answer. 

I tried to open the file after mathnet.numerics.dll, now i can open the file. 

But, I have this now: 

But still the file opens. But as soon as I put the streets (from openstreetmap) and topography (from google earth) I got this error:

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on March 27, 2018 at 9:26am

Hi Valters, are the tools working now? if not, you can do the following: download the mathnet.numerics.dll from; then close your file and open it again. When it asks for a reference to a new location of the dll, you can locate the dll on your machine. 

This is for the time being the way to get it to work. We have made a new version which will be less technical to use but I cannot promise an exact date of arrival for the new version because of our busy schedule. We will announce it here.

Comment by Valters Grauziņš on March 27, 2018 at 8:39am

Sorry for the disturbance, I did not check the file that I installed. 

Now all the tools are visible in grasshopper. Nice... :)

But still don't get why is it necessary MathNet.Numerics.dll file?

Comment by Valters Grauziņš on March 27, 2018 at 4:17am


I am third year student in architecture.

We have task (in urban design) design city. I saw your video about cheetah. It's amazing. But I can not understand how to install this awesome add-on.

1) I downloaded all files from put it in Components Folder/ and installed file from zip (of course unlocked)

nothing happened

2) I read comments about MathNet.Numerics.dll I opened the link and could not understand where i can download the file... 

nothing happened

3) I read comments here I found the file that you gave, put it in Components Folder 

I'm just that far: 

What shall I do?

I'm sorry for the stupid question. I'm not so powerful.

Comment by Pirouz Nourian on February 5, 2018 at 4:19am

Hi  Bimapranata,

I would suggest using the new (work in progress) version from my website. The inputs are called How Far (HF), their units must be minutes. You can change the inputs to 3 minutes. 

Comment by Bimapranata on February 1, 2018 at 9:16am
Can i set it on 'catchment analysis' ? Set the input on cth_min?
Comment by Bimapranata on February 1, 2018 at 8:44am
Hi pirouz

In the context of zonning analysis, you show in the paper an ilustration of zonning diagram in 5 minutes walking distance. If i want to get the zonning diagram in case of 3 minute walking distance within, what should i do?
Comment by Pirouz Nourian on December 11, 2017 at 8:20am

Hi, possibly, it might have been the previous GH (0075); but my guess is: this is most probably because of a missing geometric object. Do you have both closed a set of plot polygons and a network of lines?


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