algorithmic modeling for Rhino



SpiderWeb is a .NET library providing functionality for preforming calculations on graphs. The library is created with a special focuse on the integration of graphs and graph related theroies (e.g. SpaceSyntax) in parametric design envoirnments. Therefore special Versions are avalible for:

DesignScript (planned)

Any feedback, questions or critic is welcomed.


General introduction into graph theory

Documentation and samples

.NET documentation for SpiderWebLibrary.dll and GH_SpiderWebLibrary.dll

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Measuring Location Density with Spider Web 1 Reply

Hi!I would like to know if there is a way to measure in Spider Web the…Continue

Started by Md01. Last reply by Richard Schaffranek Dec 7, 2018.

can someone show me the definition 5 Replies

can someone show me the definition    and i cant find any example of spiderweb,can someone…Continue

Started by wiku. Last reply by Ukendt Kunstner Nov 3, 2018.

Shortest Path through 3D Mesh 2 Replies

Hi!I've been trying to come up with a definition that will allow me to make one continous polyline of mesh edges to allow me to print it with a 3d extruder on a robotic arm.I haven't used spiderweb…Continue

Started by Louise Wotton. Last reply by Louise Wotton Dec 7, 2017.

shortest path angular component disappeared after 3.2 4 Replies

Hi ! i am very interesting in combine space syntax with grasshopper , and i have seen the 3.2 version spider had "shortest path angular" "shortest path"component to calculate the segment angular…Continue

Started by veaturn. Last reply by Richard Schaffranek May 17, 2017.

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Comment by Richard Schaffranek on October 9, 2015 at 6:01

Hallo Ken,

the tool in question ist BreadthFristSearch not BestFirstSearch (which is something else). However what do you meen by "all" paths. "All shortest paths"? This can be done. Simply rightclick on the BreadthFirstSearch component and select all. This will output you "all shortest paths".

The second possiblity is to understand how many paths are there from A to B within n-steps. This can be simply done through matrix multiplication. Please have a look at:

However if you like to find "all paths leading from A to B where each edge can be used only once" you would need to write your own code since you would need to compute all possible paths. I guess this can be done for a 3*3 grid but if the grid gets larger you would need a lot of computer power + time. Please read this: and/or this:

What is it you would like to archiev? Maybe the question was ill formulated? 



Comment by Ken on October 9, 2015 at 3:42

Hello Richard,

I want to do Bestfirstserch to find all path from one point to another.

For example, I'm trying to find all path of the grid 3×3, from the upper left to lower right. Can I solve this pronlem with spider web?



Comment by lichih ho on April 12, 2015 at 20:49

Thanks a lot. It works~ I forgot to unlock these files.

Thanks for your helpful tools~

Comment by Richard Schaffranek on April 12, 2015 at 13:36
Comment by lichih ho on April 12, 2015 at 9:31

Hi, thanks for the useful tool. But I was wondering that SpiderWeb is compatible with Grasshopper 0.9.0076? Because the program does not appear on~

Comment by ahmad heidari on January 7, 2015 at 2:15

thanks alot

Comment by Richard Schaffranek on January 4, 2015 at 6:12

This shouldn't be a problem, The installer instruction is well ahead of the released Version.

These files will be included with the next releas which might take a while but will come with some new features for:

Spectral Graph Analysis and Clustering of n-dimensional Vectors...

and of course

Some bugfixes, above all solving the problem with the graphColoring tool

Comment by Richard Schaffranek on December 15, 2014 at 9:52

depending on what you do, could be distance if you don't need edge costs then just use an edge cost of 1 for each edge...

have a look at:


Comment by Dario on December 15, 2014 at 9:22

Dear Richard,

thank you very much for the example provided.

Just one doubt about the "Edge costs of the graph"..want does it means?

Thanks in advance


Comment by Richard Schaffranek on December 12, 2014 at 13:04

Hallo Dario,

I did a short example, please find attached....


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