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Karamba3D

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

Current Version: 1.3.2 (July 9 2019)

Website: http://www.karamba3d.com
Location: Vienna
Members: 1017
Latest Activity: on Monday

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/buy.

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 1.3.1):

www.karamba3d.com/examples/

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

repository with unit tests:

https://github.com/karamba3d/K3D_tests

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


 

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

 

 

Discussion Forum

On Creating a Script for Tapered Beam Analysis 3 Replies

I want to analyze a tapered beam in Karamba- say an I-beam with variable depth. I believe there is no other way than to discretize it in N parts, where N is user-specified. And model each as a beam…Continue

Tags: script, karamba

Started by Nimish Prabhukhanolkar. Last reply by Karamba3D on Monday.

How to put the values from legend to the coloured model? 1 Reply

HiI was wondering how can I display the values from the legend (showing displacement) to the actual model. In order to know where in the model the different values of displacement apply.Like in the…Continue

Started by Kasandra Ba. Last reply by Karamba3D Jul 11.

Python 'Line-Line Intersection' Utility method 2 Replies

Hey Karembers,I'm looking for the 'Line-Line Intersection' method, which…Continue

Tags: c#

Started by Mac Gros. Last reply by Karamba3D Jul 11.

BESO for beams - Underlying Algorithm 7 Replies

Hello,I am currently investigating BESO in design processes.I am very interested in the BESO for beams component, but I can't seem to figure out how the underlying algorithm work exactly as all BESO…Continue

Started by Simon Laporte. Last reply by Karamba3D Jun 28.

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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

Comment by Márcio Sartorelli on June 14, 2018 at 12:38pm

Dear Jhoseph,

In these situations I usually generate loadcases for each type of Load, as Karamba analysis is linear is not a problem to magnify the design loads after the analysis.

To test diverse load combinations I generate scripts that take the caractheristic values from the analysis and returns all the design combinations. My undergraduation thesis is the creations of plugins that apply Eurocode 5 for verification of timber structures and i'm using this a lot, please fell free to contact me for further explanation.

Cheers.

Comment by Jhoseph =) on June 14, 2018 at 11:43am

Hello Karamba team!!!

How could I perform the following load combinations in karamba?

Thank you! 

 
 
 

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