Scan-and-Solve for Rhino

Simulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino


Scan&Solve™ for Rhino for Windows completely automates basic structural simulation of Rhino solids. Unlike other analysis tools, no preprocessing (meshing, simplification, healing, translating, etc.) is needed.

In Rhino, simply:

  1. Select the material
  2. Apply the restraints
  3. Apply the loads
  4. Click [Go!]
  5. View,  ReportBake or 3D print the results

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Scan&Solve WIP now with WOOD!

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Cloud-Based 3D Printed Part Stress Analysis Available

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Scan&Solve Fusion (WIP) is released

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Intact Solutions is hiring!

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Scan&Solve 2014 is now available

Created by Scan&Solve Jun 20, 2014 at 10:57am. Last updated by Scan&Solve Jun 20, 2014.

Blog Posts

Evaluating CNC plasma cutter support stiffness

Posted by Will Sixel on July 24, 2015 at 2:15pm

Analyzing tube failure with Scan&Solve

Posted by Will Sixel on June 26, 2015 at 4:30pm

Modelling and analyzing a statue

Posted by Anna Spangher on October 4, 2014 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Use of Scan and solve for Fimbulvetr Snowshoes

Posted by Liam Woolley on April 24, 2014 at 6:38am

What caused the cracks in Michelangelo's David?

Posted by Scan&Solve on November 15, 2012 at 9:29pm

Thank You!

Posted by Ian Boyd on December 14, 2011 at 2:50am — 1 Comment

What is the most important feature of Scan&Solve?

Posted by Vadim Shapiro on February 11, 2011 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments


Scan&Solve 2014

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Scan&Solve™ 2014 for Rhino

This version of Scan&Solve™ expands the power and simplicity of structural simulation to any solid geometry (polysurfaces, extrusions, meshes) within 64-bit Rhino 5.  It adds faster solvers , supports higher resolutions, and allows automation through RhinoScript.    More details here.  

A fully functional 7-day evaluation is free for all new users.  To use Scan&Solve™ 2014 you will need to have an installation of 64-bit Rhino 5 on your Windows computer and an internet connection to obtain the license.  

If you are using Scan&Solve 1.6 or earlier,  you can purchase an upgrade to Scan&Solve 2014. This upgrade is free to all users who purchased Scan&Solve license after June 1, 2013  by contacting


V1.6 of Scan&Solve™ for Rhino 4 and 5 is still available using the free 7-day evaluation, purchasing a license or a pass.

If you wish to roll back from Scan&Solve 2014 to V1.6, please  follow these instructions.

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Resolution and Convergence

Started by Will Sixel in Educational Materials Aug 14.

Materials and Failure Criteria

Started by Will Sixel in Educational Materials Aug 11.

Stress and Elasticity

Started by Will Sixel in Educational Materials Jul 20.

As to expression of uniform load in Scan&solve 2 Replies

Started by yuki imai in General. Last reply by yuki imai May 14.

hogging and sagging 2 Replies

Started by Ron de Vos in General. Last reply by Ron de Vos Apr 28.

Custom material in SNS Fusion 1 Reply

Started by Fredrik Wenstøp in General. Last reply by Michael Freytag Apr 27.

Stress visulasation 9 Replies

Started by Rinus Bos in General. Last reply by Michael Freytag Apr 7.

Legend colours do not render 1 Reply

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