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

Current Version: 1.3.1 (October 1st 2018)

Location: Vienna
Members: 992
Latest Activity: 10 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.

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downloads, manual: or

examples (for Karamba3D 1.2.2):

update report/known bugs:

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


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Discussion Forum

Modelling the response of a beam past its buckling load using Karamba 2 Replies

I am trying to model the response of a single panel under a vertical force past its buckling capacity.For my first attempt I created a beam with a slight eccentricity and provided a force to the top…Continue

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Started by Becky Miller. Last reply by Becky Miller 10 hours ago.

Wind Loads - What am I doing wrong? 1 Reply

Hi,I have a script WIP applying three loads to a structure; 1. Gravity2. Point Load3. Wind loadI've been following the tutorial Karamba Structural Analysis…Continue

Tags: Load, Wind

Started by Hernan Cabret. Last reply by Karamba3D Mar 13.

Cross section display of edge lines 1 Reply

Hi,is it possible to view the cross sections (crosec) in any different colour than the default dark blue? Also is it possible to change the opacity of the colour to display the edges of sections…Continue

Started by Fred Houet. Last reply by Matthew Tam Mar 12.

Multiple loads on Karamba structural analysis model 2 Replies

Hi,Probably a very simple question but how do I apply multiple loads at once to my model.I have plugged two different loads (one point and one gravity) into my assemble. After Analyze > Model View…Continue

Started by Hernan Cabret. Last reply by Hernan Cabret Mar 12.

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Comment by stjackin on July 8, 2011 at 2:58am

thanks for your reply.hope it will be as powerful as the general fea software, such as sap& midas. good job. i am learning it now.

Comment by Karamba3D on July 7, 2011 at 12:55am
Karamba is an interactive finite element program for frames and trusses.
Comment by stjackin on July 6, 2011 at 11:24pm

is this addon something like sap2000 component? for frame structure ?


Comment by Robert Vier on June 9, 2011 at 4:22pm

A simple definition using the 'BESO' and 'resulting element forces' - components of the latest release to evolve a topology and get evenly distributed axial stress.






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