Multiple Force inputs for tOpos Generative Design

I’m am exploring generative design with Rhino 7 and Grasshopper. Thus far I have been using tOpos and have been getting some cool results. However, I have only been able to apply a singular load for optimization.

Is the a way to input multiple force on a part for topological optimization?

Also If there is a better plugin option for what I’m attempting, that would also be helpful.

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Hi Ben,

I’ve been using topos for a good few months now as well and have gotten mixed results.
I’ve been able connect up to 3 different loads simply by conecting them into the same “Boundary Condition Setup”, I tried up to 5 loads just for testing sake but wasn’t able to get any results. Unfortunately topos will only sometimes accept 3 loads, most of the time it seems to simply ignore other load scenarios and concentrates on just one.
Maybe you have more luck trying out “Ameba”

Hello Ben, I’m also exploring Topos right now and find it a little bit limitated in terms of input parameters. Did you find solutions for the loads since then? or tried other plugins?

Hi Daniel,
I ended up using the fusion 360 generative design workbench and importing the shape into rhino.

I would like to find a way to do more of this in rhino.

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I don’t think that’s really a generative design tool. Or rather doesn’t look very volumetric.

Not that I know of. Maybe GH and Kangaroo?

In terms of FEA (finite element analysis) the only real suggestion I have would be ‘Scan&Solve’. But I don’t really know much about it.

Other than that, there really isn’t anything. These industries are still very primitive, and costs an arm and a leg to get the only solutions available.

So much great technology is so out of reach because of cost.

That’s probably a good way of doing it, if you don’t mind your intellectual property being on the cloud, and if you can afford leasing fusion360 temporary licenses.