How to Model and Parametrise a Truss Using the SOFiSTiK Text Input

In this tutorial, you will learn how to model a truss system using the Text Input of SOFiSTiK FEA.

Parametric design sounds challenging to incorporate in already established workflows in the first place. And to be fair, most of the time, when thinking about parametric design, complex structures are the first coming up in our minds.

But in reality, smaller tasks are dominant in our daily work routine and bear the massive potential to save time and reduce workload by parametric design.

In this free video tutorial, you will learn how to use the text input to build a simple truss system.

Trusses are perfect structures to use variables for the most critical dimensions such as the length, height and number of segments, which allow you to calculate various systems in a short amount of time to get quick results and optimise the final design.


Besides creating the structure, you will apply single loads on the top chord joints and perform a linear analysis.

To learn more about the SOFiSTiK Text Input, check out the Text Input in SOFiSTiK FEA Fundamentals Course. It is the perfect online course for you to get started and build a solid understanding of the Text Input and its syntax CADiNP.