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

Karamba is fully embedded in the parametric design environment of Grasshopper, a plug-in for the 3d modeling tool Rhinoceros. This makes it easy to combine parameterized geometric models, finite element calculations and optimization algorithms like Galapagos.

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STEP 1 : GET KARAMBA
Make sure you have Rhino5 and the latest Grasshopper (0.9.0076) installed.
Karamba (1.2.2) can be installed for Rhino5 32bit or 64bit.

STEP 2 : GET A LICENSE
Purchase a license or simply use the free or trial version.
Install Karamba with a standalone license.
Install Karamba with a network license.

STEP 3 : LEARN KARAMBA
Follow the tutorials or see the range of Karamba examples.
Browse the Karamba Manual.
Request a Karamba workshop.

Trying to install a Karamba standalone or network license? Encountering problems with the installation or license purchases? Read through our comprehensive help topics to troubleshoot your user issues.

Projects

Some of the latest projects in karamba. See the entire project catalogue.

Research

Recent research projects in karamba. See the entire research catalogue.

Examples

Some example definitions showing various features of karamba. Each example includes subsequent grasshopper definitions and rhino files. 

View the entire range of examples.

Tutorials

Start learning Karamba with these Tutorials. Basic Karamba set ups, parametric workflow processes and exchange between softwares are explored in a wide range of tutorials. All tutorials have videos and subsequent definitions.

If you would like to request a workshop, please send an email to [email protected].

See all the tutorials.

About

Karamba is being developed by Clemens Preisinger in cooperation with Bollinger-Grohmann-Schneider ZT GmbH Vienna. Its dissemination is a team effort. We are an interdisciplinary team of architects and structural engineers who use Karamba in our daily office work at Bollinger-Grohmann-Schneider. We provide Karamba and Grasshopper related workshops. For requesting a Karamba workshop please write us an email at [email protected].

The following people are currently involved (in alphabetical order):

Zeynep Aksoz
Moritz Heimrath
Adam Orlinski
Clemens Preisinger
Matthew Tam
Stefan Thanei
Robert Vierlinger
Christoph Zimmel

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Contact

Email

For licensing or purchasing enquires please send us an email:

[email protected] karamba3d.com

Contact us if you would like to use karamba for teaching at your university or institution, or if you are interested in setting up a karamba workshop.

 

Discussions

For user support and questions about developing your scripts see the

Grasshopper Forums

You can search for or share your questions or problems with the large Grashopper community.