algorithmic modeling for Rhino

Coupling Grasshopper with ANSYS to obtain real-time feedback on the mechanical performance of the structure.

Galapagos is used to run an evolutionary optimization of the structural topology. Maximum displacement is the fitness function (optimization parameter).

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Comment by Riccardo La Magna on June 2, 2015 at 3:33am

You're welcome.


Comment by Stéphane Mor on June 2, 2015 at 3:32am

Hi Riccardo,

Thanks for taking the time to answer me. I'll try and get something running with the documentation.

Best regards

Comment by Riccardo La Magna on June 2, 2015 at 3:29am

Hi Stéphane,

the script is well explained in the ANSYS scripting documentation. It's a basic Python script to loop over several geometries or solutions. Unfortunately that script is buried somewhere deep in an old external hard drive and I have no idea where to find it anymore..

Comment by Stéphane Mor on June 1, 2015 at 7:53am


I'm evaluating this solution right now, and I'd love to be able to see the file in action. Is there any chance anyone can send it to me? The Dropbox file is dead.

I do realize that this thread is 3 years old, but I can't find anything new. :-/

Best regards, and thanks for your help!

Comment by Yunlong Tang on May 13, 2015 at 2:45pm

Hi Riccardo,

I also wonder if it possible to download your script for ANSYS and grasshopper interface. I build a frame structure on Grasshopper and want to do analysis on ANSYS.

Best Regards,


Comment by mona rezk on January 29, 2015 at 7:32pm

hi Riccardo , 

I need to analyse the performance of natural ventilation of an interactive facade in my master's case study , so would you please tell me more about your script and how to use it ? & if you don't mind could you share the link from where I can download ? I'm familiar with ansys fluent so I'm happy finding your article 

Thank you 

Comment by Riccardo La Magna on July 3, 2014 at 4:24am

Hi Firat,

ANSYS does not have any specific API available. But you can do most of the work with Python scripts. They can be easily found in the official ANSYS documentation.



Comment by Firat Aydin on June 29, 2014 at 9:29pm


For a steel structure model, in order to transfer it from rhino to ANSYS with boundary condition (contact & support types) and loading (thats not quite necessarry at the moment)
what kind of coding I can use.

I could not find an OPEN API manual for ANSYS.

Do I have to make it with MACRO definitions?

or what then?

Thanks & Best Regards

Comment by Thierry Mainil on March 17, 2014 at 4:16am

Hi Riccardo!

Sadly enough the shared script is not downloadable anymore. I would really love to have a look at it for my master thesis though. Would you mind sharing it a second time?



Comment by djordje on June 12, 2013 at 5:29am






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