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Scan&Solve for Rhino: now with torques and body loads

Originally posted on January 25, 2011


The latest build of Scan&Solve™ for Rhino edges us closer to the final form for Version 1.0, tentatively scheduled for release on March 1, 2011.  This build includes several user-requested load types while retaining the familiar interface that has made Scan&Solve so easy to use.  Download the latest build here.


New load types in this build include:

  • Torque around any axis
  • Centrifugal force
  • Angular acceleration
  • Arbitrary linear acceleration

To use these new load types, the usual routine applies.  In Rhino, simply:

  1. Select the material (standard or custom)
  2. Apply the restraints
  3. Apply the loads:
    1. Select Body at the command line for body loads, OR
    2. Select faces to load and specify torque
  4. Click Go!
  5. View the results

View a video highlighting the application of torque loads at this link. We've posted another video demonstrating basic application of rotational body loads here.


For more information or to participate in the free beta-testing of this plugin, please join the Scan-and-Solve for Rhino network at this link.


Last updated by Scan&Solve Jan 31, 2011.


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