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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Millipede Backup Link 12 Replies

Hello Guys, I have the backup zip file from Sawapan website. Somehow the web is down and the ZIP link is not working. So here you can download the Millipede Plugin for Grasshopper ZIP file. Please let me know if the file is working.…Continue

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Started by CreativeMutation. Last reply by Cfeldman Mar 8.


Please someone with millipede ?  I need this plugin for the new version Rhino 7 thanks Continue

Started by Axel Francisco Monllor. Last reply by Laurent DELRIEU May 16, 2021.


Does anyone know why a simple beam structure shows no deflection.

Started by Naeem Apr 27, 2021.

Download Location 3 Replies

The download page is still

Started by Ashcic. Last reply by CreativeMutation Jan 25, 2021.


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