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Body Building Installation – TAB 2015

Body Building Installation – TAB 2015

Designed by the young architects Siim Tuksam & Sille Pihlak of PART (Practice for Architecture, Research and Theory) the Body Building installation is an urban extension of Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) main exhibition “Body Building” in the Museum of Estonian Architecture. The exhibition is exploring hybrid forms of construction where cutting-edge technology and science meet […]

Gable Truss Structure – Dynamo (Revit) to Karamba to Revit

Gable Truss Structure – Dynamo (Revit) to Karamba to Revit

In a 4 part tutorial, Junghwo Park explains how to export a gable truss structure from Revit into Karamba & Grasshopper and then exporting the geometry back into Revit using IFC formats in Geometry Gym. Get the Revit file here: RevitToKaramba.rvt Get the Dynamo file here: RevitToKaramba.dyn Get the DWG file here: RevitToKaramba.dwg Get the […]

Complex Structure – Karamba to Revit using Geometry Gym (IFC)

Complex Structure – Karamba to Revit using Geometry Gym (IFC)

In a 3 part tutorial, Junghwo Park explains how to create a complex frame structure in Karamba & Grasshopper and then exporting the geometry into Revit using IFC formats in Geometry Gym and then analysis in Robot Structural Analysis Get the Grasshopper definition here: Karamba+GGym_IrregularStructure.gh Get the Revit file here: Karamba+GGym_IrregularStructure.rvt Get the IFC file […]

Simple Structure – Karamba to Revit using Geometry Gym (IFC)

Simple Structure – Karamba to Revit using Geometry Gym (IFC)

In a 4 part tutorial, Junghwo Park explains how to create a simple 1 storey structure in Karamba & Grasshopper and then exporting the geometry into Revit using IFC formats in Geometry Gym. Get the Grasshopper definition here: KarambaToGGymToRevit.gh Get the Revit file here: KarambaToGGymToRevit.rvt Get the IFC file here: KarambaToGGymToRevit.ifc

Single Truss – Karamba to Revit using DynamoBIM

Single Truss – Karamba to Revit using DynamoBIM

In a simple 3 part tutorial, Junghwo Park explains how to create a single truss in Karamba & Grasshopper and then exporting the geometry into Revit using Dynamo BIM & Rhynamo. Get the Rhino file here: KarambaToDynamoBIM_SingleTruss.3dm Get the Grasshopper definition here: KarambaToDynamoBIM_SingleTruss.gh Get the Revit file here: KarambaToDynamoBIM_SingleTruss.rvt Get the Dynamo definition here: KarambaToDynamoBIM_SingleTruss.dyn

karamba3d karamba is fully embedded in parametric environment of Grasshopper which is a a plug-in for the 3d modeling tool Rhinoceros. This makes it easy to combine parameterized geometric models, finite element calculation and optimization algorithms like Galapagos.

karamba provides accurate analysis of spatial trusses, frames and shells. It is easy to use for non-experts, tailored to the needs of architects, specifically, in the early design phase.
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Body Building Installation – TAB 2015
Body Building Installation – TAB 2015

Designed by the young architects Siim Tuksam & Sille Pihlak of PART (Practice for Architecture, Research and Theory) the Body Building installation is an urban extension of Tallinn Architecture Biennale (TAB) main exhibition “Body Building” in the Museum of Estonian Architecture. The exhibition is exploring hybrid forms of construction where cutting-edge technology and science meet […]

Gable Truss Structure – Dynamo (Revit) to Karamba to Revit
Gable Truss Structure – Dynamo (Revit) to Karamba to Revit

In a 4 part tutorial, Junghwo Park explains how to export a gable truss structure from Revit into Karamba & Grasshopper and then exporting the geometry back into Revit using IFC formats in Geometry Gym. Get the Revit file here: RevitToKaramba.rvt Get the Dynamo file here: RevitToKaramba.dyn Get the DWG file here: RevitToKaramba.dwg Get the […]

Complex Structure – Karamba to Revit using Geometry Gym (IFC)
Complex Structure – Karamba to Revit using Geometry Gym (IFC)

In a 3 part tutorial, Junghwo Park explains how to create a complex frame structure in Karamba & Grasshopper and then exporting the geometry into Revit using IFC formats in Geometry Gym and then analysis in Robot Structural Analysis Get the Grasshopper definition here: Karamba+GGym_IrregularStructure.gh Get the Revit file here: Karamba+GGym_IrregularStructure.rvt Get the IFC file […]

Simple Structure – Karamba to Revit using Geometry Gym (IFC)
Simple Structure – Karamba to Revit using Geometry Gym (IFC)

In a 4 part tutorial, Junghwo Park explains how to create a simple 1 storey structure in Karamba & Grasshopper and then exporting the geometry into Revit using IFC formats in Geometry Gym. Get the Grasshopper definition here: KarambaToGGymToRevit.gh Get the Revit file here: KarambaToGGymToRevit.rvt Get the IFC file here: KarambaToGGymToRevit.ifc

Single Truss – Karamba to Revit using DynamoBIM
Single Truss – Karamba to Revit using DynamoBIM

In a simple 3 part tutorial, Junghwo Park explains how to create a single truss in Karamba & Grasshopper and then exporting the geometry into Revit using Dynamo BIM & Rhynamo. Get the Rhino file here: KarambaToDynamoBIM_SingleTruss.3dm Get the Grasshopper definition here: KarambaToDynamoBIM_SingleTruss.gh Get the Revit file here: KarambaToDynamoBIM_SingleTruss.rvt Get the Dynamo definition here: KarambaToDynamoBIM_SingleTruss.dyn

Karamba User Issues
Karamba User Issues

Guide to troubleshooting User Problems in Karamba. Karamba does not appear in the Grasshopper Panel when Grasshopper is loaded The license is successfully loaded, but the License component still says that it is a Trial Version. Karamba cannot access the license file The License component turns orange and Karamba cannot read the public key An […]

Never Forget about Tolerances – a PU foam Pavilion
Never Forget about Tolerances – a PU foam Pavilion

Pietro Odaglia, in collaboration with Matteo Rossi, has completed a pavilion out of CNC milled polyurethane foam components. The investigation into materialising digitally designed morphologies into tangible realities has lead the team to design the structure using Grasshopper3d and Kangaroo and perform structural analyses with Karamba. The entire structure covers an area of approximately 30m2 […]

Online tutorials – University of Virginia
Online tutorials – University of Virginia

Blue Clements (UVa M’Arch 2017) has made a series of Karamba Introductory tutorials as part of the Parametric Stuctural Design courses at the University of Virgina headed by Jeana Ripple. Part 1: Setting Supports Part 2: Loads Part 3: Manual Cross Section Selection Part 4: Beam Displacement Values Part 5: Optimize Cross Section Part 6: […]

The BIC Structure
The BIC Structure

Elias and Yousef Anastas and the team at AAU Anastas, Landolf Rhode-Barbarigos (The Univeristy of Miami) and Yann Santerre have recently completed an experimental pavillion as part of the IASS Expo 2015 in Amsterdam. Using BIC pens as a point of departure, the designers materialised a structure that floats seamlessly in the lobby space of […]