RhinoVAULT 1.4 released

Intuitive form finding for funicular structures

The BLOCK Research Group, at ETH Zurich, recently announced the release of RhinoVAULT 1.4. The latest, freely available version comes with some neat, new features. Besides many bug fixes, this plug-in for Rhino features the following new tolos:

  • Enhanced and easy-to-use form diagram generation
  • Define guide curves to more easily control the form and force diagram
  • Improved API to hack into RhinoVAULT for your project-specific application
  • RhinoVAULT can also be used to design pretensioned cable net structures

If you want to know more about geometric approaches to form finding and fabrication of funicular structures in general, please check out Matthias Rippmann’s recently published PhD thesis: Funicular Shell Design - Geometric Approaches to Form F.

More info and download…
RhinoVAULT V1.4 New Features Video…

The plug-in emerged from current research on structural form finding using the Thrust Network Approach to intuitively create and explore funicular structures.

We are happy that the tool could be useful for students and professionals around the world to realize some amazing projects. Knowing about your work is very helpful for the development of the software and in general amazingly motivating. So, please get in touch if you have exciting projects made with RhinoVAULT you want to share or if you are interested in collaborative work and workshops. (mailto:rippmann@arch.ethz.ch)

Posted Aug 30, 2016 by Elena Caneva on Rhino News, etc.