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SnSFusion loading problems
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All~We've heard some early reports of problems loading SnSFusion on Windows 8.  Please standby as we try to understand the source and solution for the failure.If you experienced the loading problem…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michael Freytag Feb 26, 2015.

Extracting Bending Moments

Recently a user asked about calculating section properties of a pre-cast concrete beam he was working on.  So I modified…Continue

Started Oct 1, 2013

Querying Solution at Text Dots
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A user asked for the ability to output solution values at the location of text dots.  I've added to the documentation a script that does that.  The script can be viewed at this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Daniel Piker Oct 3, 2016.


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Daniel Piker replied to Michael Freytag's discussion 'Querying Solution at Text Dots'
"Great - yes that does help. Thank you!"
Oct 3, 2016
Michael Freytag replied to Michael Freytag's discussion 'Querying Solution at Text Dots'
"Hello Daniel, In the evaluation version, the SnS dialog interface does not save solution results on the object.  What you can do instead is call Solve(GUID,resolution) inside your script.  Documentation:  …"
Sep 30, 2016
Daniel Piker replied to Michael Freytag's discussion 'Querying Solution at Text Dots'
"Hi Michael, Thanks for this example. I'm new to using Scan&Solve , and having some trouble getting the basic scripted examples working. I'm able to run the analysis and view the result, but it seems the result is not saved, so the…"
Sep 30, 2016
Michael Freytag replied to Giovanni Fabroni's discussion 'Stress and strain principal value'
"Hello Giovanni, Thank you for discovering this.  It appears that a bug crept into the WIP code for the computation of the component strains, and thus the component stresses and principal stresses and strains.  The bug appears to be on the…"
Jul 22, 2016
Michael Freytag replied to Chai Chen Chu's discussion 'Hinge support for folded plate structure'
"If you thicken it into a solid, Scan&Solve will be able to do something with it.  Note that as the thickness of the plate approaches zero, the quality of the results may begin to degrade if there is insufficient resolution (usually aim for…"
Feb 25, 2016
Michael Freytag replied to Alessandro Chessa's discussion 'Need help for activation'
"It appears your email was flagged as spam.  We've found it and you should see a reply in your inbox. ~Michael"
Feb 25, 2016
Michael Freytag replied to Ron de Vos's discussion 'mast trough deck'
"Ron, Maybe this will work... Split the mast where it passes through the deck, leaving a band where forces can be applied. Add a load to the deck band in the X-direction to simulate the effect of the deck resisting the bending of the mast in that…"
Jan 27, 2016
Michael Freytag replied to Ron de Vos's discussion 'mast trough deck'
"How is the mast attached to the deck?  Is it just a slip fit into a hole in the deck?"
Jan 21, 2016
Michael Freytag replied to leslie dean brown's discussion 'Networked computers for faster results!'
"Hello Leslie, We are slowly moving in that direction.  Right now we are working on putting SnS on the cloud.  You can try out the free proof of concept here: If you don't feel like…"
Dec 24, 2015
Michael Freytag replied to leslie dean brown's discussion 'Error installing SnS WIP'
"Try using the most recent installer: It includes some additional .dlls that seem to fix the issue. ~Michael"
Dec 21, 2015
Michael Freytag replied to Eric Foy's discussion 'Gluing of near-proximity surfaces'
"Hello Eric, Scan&Solve doesn't "know" about contacts (either tensile or compressive) so the "gluing distance" is a function of resolution. Wherever the displayed grid is connected, so too are the physics.…"
Nov 23, 2015
Michael Freytag commented on Will Sixel's blog post 'Assessing caster mount design'
"As shown in the picture below, once constructed, the mount works quite well.  Thank you Will!"
Sep 24, 2015
Michael Freytag replied to yuki imai's discussion 'As to expression of uniform load in Scan&solve'
"Hello Yuki, Your applied load is distributed uniformly on the top face. The disconcerting arrow distribution is an artifact of the surface mesh we get from Rhino.  It has a concentration of small triangles near the ends: The arrows are…"
May 13, 2015
Michael Freytag replied to Ron de Vos's discussion 'hogging and sagging'
"Hello Ron, First, let me say I am not a marine engineer or designer.  However maybe this is helpful: First I split the wetted faces of the hull amidship so I could specify separate loads to the front and rear sections. I then applied 2…"
Apr 27, 2015
Michael Freytag replied to Fredrik Wenstøp's discussion 'Custom material in SNS Fusion'
"Hello Fredrik, There are 3 material files: C:\Program Files\Scan&Solve\materials.txt C:\Program Files\Scan&Solve Fusion\materials.txt C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Scan&Solve\materials.txt The current version (version…"
Apr 27, 2015
Michael Freytag replied to Rinus Bos's discussion 'Stress visulasation'
"Scan&Solve writes the texture bitmaps to C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\TempLegend_20##.bmp, where ## is one of 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 38, or 39. ~Michael PS... I noticed the link to was going to the wrong place.  I've…"
Apr 7, 2015

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Scan&Solve™ for Rhino: Now With Gravity!

The latest beta version of Scan&Solve™ for Rhino is available from Intact-Solutions at This version adds a significant new feature- GRAVITY. Simply choose the material for your shape, select restraints, and check the Gravity checkbox. Click the [Go] button to see the performance of your shape under it's own weight:…


Posted on August 18, 2010 at 3:00pm

Announcing Scan&Solve™ for Rhino: Stress Analysis Made Easy

Scan&Solve™ for Rhino is a new plugin from Intact Solutions that completely automates basic structural testing of Rhino solids. No simplification, healing, translating, or meshing is needed. Depending on complexity of your shape and chosen resolution, you may need to wait for a few minutes, but the results are worth the wait!

Simply pick the material, choose restraints and specify loads on the faces of the solid model:…

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 6:30pm — 14 Comments

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