algorithmic modeling for Rhino



TopOpt is a Grasshopper tool and a research platform for the implementation of experimental topology optimization procedures targeted towards architectural design of structures.
Developed by the Technical University of Denmark, Israel Institute of Technology and Aarhus School of Architecture,  TopOpt for Grasshopper provides a number of optimization methodologies that extends currently available methods based on the 99-line MATLAB code for basic mechanical topology optimization provided by prof. Ole Sigmund of DTU.
The current alpha-release features 2d topology optimization based on the interactive optimization app developed for iOS and Android; topology optimization of continuum structures with tension and compression prioritization; and dual material topology optimization for optimization of composite structures with materials of varying properties.
Interactive visualization, 3d-optimization and further methodological extensions will be included in coming updates

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Thanks for the nice plug in!I have been working on the utilization of the Topology Optimization method for the design for fused deposition manufacturing (extrusion based 3d printing). So I need to be…Continue

Started by asyimut Mar 20, 2017.

TopOpt 3D?

I was looking for a TO solution for 3D structures with dynamic load capability.  I see there is a 2D version, will there be a 3D version soon?Continue

Started by Stephan Park Jan 28, 2017.

Problems with TopOpt 4 Replies

Hi,I am just running through the tutorials (1st simple beam set-up) and when trying to run the solver I get an error "1. Solution exception:Object reference not set to an instance of an object."I…Continue

Started by Richard Tsai. Last reply by Richard Tsai Aug 26, 2015.

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Comment by dana maier on September 25, 2014 at 1:24am

topopt I

topopt II

These are a preview of an upcoming functionality in TopOpt for Grasshopper.

The new feature allows for interactive topology optimization, where forces and supports can be changed during the optimization run, while continuously updating results. We will try to wrap things up and release soon... :-)

Comment by Clonenature on August 8, 2013 at 9:27am

great GH development. THis is the future! for sure.

Congratulations. I'm expecting the 3d Opt update!!!

Really, really usefull.

Comment by Fred Becquelin on May 9, 2013 at 4:09am

Amazing! Can't wait for the 3d solver!


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