Parametric Modelling from Zero to Hero with Grasshopper and SOFiSTiK

Parametric tools such as Grasshopper and the scripting capabilities of FEA software packages such as SOFiSTiK FEA allow engineers to automate functionalities to work faster and more creatively.
Besides, it comes with massive potential to parametrise and optimise structures of any type.

This online course teaches you the entire parametric modelling process of How to model a Post-Tensioned Concrete Bridge in Grasshopper and SOFiSTiK FEA.
You will learn the fundamentals of Grasshopper to create effective and maintainable visual scripts. And how to use the SOFiSTiK Grasshopper components to build axis based bridge structures.

Register for the live online course (28/09/2021 – 01/10/2021) – FULLY BOOKED

Register for the live online course (12/10/2021 – 15/10/2021) – FULLY BOOKED

Day 1 – Grasshopper Basics Part 1

  • Rhino and Grasshopper
    • Introduction and tips
  • Grasshopper introduction
    • Storing and setting data
    • Geometrical data
    • Primitive data
    • Data flow between Rhino and Grasshopper
    • Inputs
    • Simple calculations
    • Vectors
  • Simple example of parametric geometry
    • Simple beam bridge
  • Data structures
    • Default component behaviour
    • Lists
    • Trees
    • Retrieving data

Day 2 – Grasshopper Basics Part 2

  • Arch bridge

  • Generating and analysing the geometry
    • Curves
    • Surfaces
    • Boolean operations

  • Adding components
    • Food 4 rhino

  • Scripting within Grasshopper

Day 3 – Post-tensioned Concrete Bridge Part 1

  • Introduction to SOFiSTiK GH components
    • General overview
  • Bridge Cross Sections
    • Read a bridge section from an existing SOFiSTiK Database
    • Read a bridge section from a library of predefined sections
    • Read a section from a JSON file
    • Create a section in Rhino
    • Composite Sections
  • Bridge Alignment (AXIS)
    • Create an axis in Rhino
    • Create a parametric axis based on horizontal and vertical alignment data
  • Axis Based Modelling (Alignment, Placement, Variables, Sections,…)
    • Build a bridge using an axis, section and placements (SOFiSTiK CABD concept)
    • Create the superstructure geometric model
    • Create the substructure geometric model

Day 4 – Post-tensioned Concrete Bridge Part 2

  • Superstructure analytical model
    • Interpolate Curve, Interpolate Surface, Evaluate Section
    • Structural lines, Couplings (Rigid links), Elastic Couplings, Springs
    • SOFiMSHC component

  • Substructure analytical model
    • Assign the substructure to specific placements using the Placement Transform component

  • Prestressing
    • Define the tendon geometry
    • Prestressing Attributes
    • Prestressing System
    • TENDON component

  • Loads
    • Point, line and area loads
    • Loadcase Attributes
    • SOFiLOAD component

  • Interoperability between Grasshopper and SOFiSTiK FEA (SSD and Teddy)
    • SOFiSTiK Project component
    • SSD Workflow
  • Construction stages
    • Define groups in Grasshopper
    • Set up CSM trask in SSD
    • Check CSM results in SSD with SOFiSTiK Postprocessors (System, Graphic, Result, Report)

Dates

Dates for 2022 are to be released soon

Training Course (28/09/2021 – 01/10/2021) – FULLY BOOKED

  • Day 1: 28/09/2021 – Time: 14:00 CET  –  18:00 CET
  • Day 2: 29/09/2021 – Time: 14:00 CET  –  18:00 CET
  • Day 3: 30/09/2021 – Time: 14:00 CET  –  18:00 CET
  • Day 4: 01/10/2021 – Time: 14:00 CET  –  18:00 CET

Training Course (12/10/2021 – 15/10/2021)

  • Day 1: 12/10/2021 – Time: 14:00 CET  –  18:00 CET
  • Day 2: 13/10/2021 – Time: 14:00 CET  –  18:00 CET
  • Day 3: 14/10/2021 – Time: 14:00 CET  –  18:00 CET
  • Day 4: 15/10/2021 – Time: 14:00 CET  –  18:00 CET

Where

  • Live Online Course

Costs

  • 600€/person excl. VAT (All 4 days included, company billing address required)

Instructor

Organiser and Contact

Registration

Registration closed

Register for the live online course (28/09/2021 – 01/10/2021) – FULLY BOOKED

Register for the live online course (12/10/2021 – 15/10/2021) – FULLY BOOKED

When joining the online course, you get a 30% discount code for the Text Input in SOFiSTiK FEA Fundamentals Online Course.
You can redeem it for yourself or share it with anyone who wants to build a solid knowledge about the text input and its syntax in SOFiSTiK FEA. The discount code expires on October 31, 2021.