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Karamba3D

Karamba3D is a parametric structural engineering tool which provides accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames and shells.

Current Version: 1.3.0 WIP (March 4 2018)

Website: http://www.karamba3d.com
Location: Vienna
Members: 957
Latest Activity: 5 hours ago

Karamba3D is an interactive, parametric finite element program. It lets you analyze the response of 3-dimensional beam and shell structures under arbitrary loads.

Karamba3D is being developed by Clemens Preisinger in cooperation with Bollinger und Grohmann ZTGmbH in Vienna.

Download a free trial now! Licenses for educational or commercial purposes can be purchased at www.karamba3d.com/download.

Stay up to date with the development of Karamba3D by joining our Grasshopper group where you can post your queries, requests or issues for Karamba3d.

 

downloads, manual:

www.karamba3d.com/download or

www.food4rhino.com/app/karamba3d

examples (for Karamba3D 1.2.2):

www.karamba3d.com/examples/

update report/known bugs: 
www.grasshopper3d.com/group/karamba3d/page/new-features-and-bug-fixes

Here a beam structure based on stream-lines with bending moments:


 

More details, manual, examples and download ....

 

 

Discussion Forum

Question about the component "LineToElement" 3 Replies

Hello, everyone,I'm using Karamba to construct a simplied model consisted of beams with infinite flexural stiffness. So, my question is: the "LineToElement" is Euler beam or Timoshenko beam? Is it…Continue

Started by Lucas Lai. Last reply by Karamba3D 5 hours ago.

Principal Stress Direction 3 Replies

Hello, I have a question about the principal stress direction analysis result from karamba.The first principal stress direction (PSD) is usually defined as the direction of the largest principal…Continue

Tags: direction, stress, principal

Started by X.Arthur.Ma. Last reply by Karamba3D Sep 17.

Karamba Cross Section Optimization 10 Replies

Hello everyone.I'm new to Karamba and I'm wondering if it is possible to optimize the cross-section of a shell, but not by picking from a list of standardized cross-sections.The picture below is that…Continue

Started by Erik Pelicaen. Last reply by Karamba3D Sep 5.

Cable net Modeling 1 Reply

Hello Everyone,I’m currently creating ( in Rhino 6 and Grasshopper 1.3 ) a Karamba model for the study of Cable Nets. This Cable Net is Façade Structure System of a Tall Buildings. (Cable Net + Glass…Continue

Started by MoStafa. Last reply by Karamba3D Sep 3.

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Comment by Karamba3D on September 18, 2018 at 2:09am

We will be hosting a Karamba3d workshop in Vienna from November 28-30. Its a great way to start to develop more advanced skills in optimization processes, programming and structural analysis.

Registration and further information can be found at https://www.karamba3d.com/workshops/.

Comment by Karamba3D on August 30, 2018 at 1:27pm

Yes, there will be a Karamba3D version for Mac.

Best,

Clemens

Comment by Rudi Neumerkel on August 30, 2018 at 2:07am

A quick question: Now that Rhino 6 WIP for Mac is released, will there be a Karamba Version for Mac ?

Thank you, best wishes,

Rudi

Comment by Karamba3D on August 27, 2018 at 1:49pm

Dear Jhoseph=),

could you please add a new discussion on the topic below? The comment wall is not a good medium for technical discussions.

Best,

Clemens

Comment by James Britt on August 2, 2018 at 11:44pm

Hi, Karamba,

I purchased a student license a few hours ago, I'm aware that it might take 2 days for you to handle the process, but I have an assignment due next Monday, can you help me accelerate my request please? I'm really in a hurry.

The machine ID and payment credential were send to info@karamba3d.com.

Thank you so much!

Comment by Karamba3D on August 1, 2018 at 12:34am

Hi Vincent, it should not make a difference. Simply send us the machine-id file as is and if you encounter any issues, just email us.

best,

Matthew

Comment by Matthew Tam on July 27, 2018 at 1:48am

Hi Niklas,

as this relates to an Octopus issue, you should post this query on the Octopus forums. Unfortunately we are unable to help with this specific issue.

Best,

Matthew

Comment by Niklas Haschke on July 26, 2018 at 6:59am

Hey there, 
I am trying to get familiar with the cross section optimization of bridges, but when I want to open the example from the Karamba website I got an error: 

Component Octopus {f0913905-0d71-4c22-b63d-60d6e6cf4cf6} failed to deserialize itself: Die Datei oder Assembly "HelixToolkit.Wpf, Version=2013.1.10.1, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=52aa3500039caf0d" oder eine Abhängigkeit davon wurde nicht gefunden. Das System kann die angegebene Datei nicht finden.

What am I doing wrong?
Did I open it with the wrong version of Octupus?

Thanks a lot, 

Niklas

03_Optimization_ShellBridge.gh

Comment by Matthew Tam on July 4, 2018 at 2:59pm

Hi Kudrah,

i see that you are working with millimeters in your file. One thing is that Karamba interprets all units in meters. Therefore if you input geometry that is in your model 4000mm, it will interpret this as 4000m. This can be one issue causing the load densities. You can also increase the Length Segments slider in the Render Settings tab of the Model View to reduce the number of visible loads in the Model View.

best, Matthew

Comment by Kudrah Kas on July 3, 2018 at 4:59pm

Hello,

i seem to have a problem with my beam view not working and i just cant seem to understand why. Your help will be much appreciated. Also is there a way of how i can reduce the number of the yellow lines representing the mesh load so that they don't seem so dense for visual appeal? Basically, i need to reduce them and space them and possibly increase the arrow size showing the direction of the mesh load.

Thank you

 
 
 

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