Simulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino
I am curious about your wonderful Scan0-and-Solve for Rhino. it is similar with the IGA without preprocessing. Can you please tell me what's your method ?
I assume that IGA refers to "isogeometric analysis". A short answer is no, it is not similar. The idea behind IGA is to use the same representation (often, NURBSs) for both geometry and analysis. In contrast, Scan&Solve treats geometry as a "black box" that can answer the geometric queries, such as point test, distance test, etc. IGA and Scan&Solve have superficial similarities: Scan&Solve uses B-splines as basis functions and supports of basis functions in both methods do not conform to the geometric domain. ... except that Scan&Solve solved that problem, and whereas IGA does not have any standard solution. Many other problems remain unsolved in IGA: it still requires 3D meshing, does not work with trimmed splines, etc.
Thanks,Michael. It is really nice.