Scan-and-Solve for Rhino

Simulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino

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What caused the cracks in Michelangelo's David?

 SnSMesh tells all: Scan&Solve for Meshes in Rhino



Added by Scan&Solve on November 15, 2012 at 9:29pm — No Comments

Meshfree simulation for meshes? (The story behind SnSMesh)

Meshfree simulation for meshes?…


Added by Vadim Shapiro on October 8, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Thank You!

To Vadim, Michael, the SNS team, a big thank you and all the best for the festive season!

Extensive component testing (and development as a result of that) has seen me promoted to the position of National Product Manager, with my own R&D team, supplying products to five companies. And back to engineering school.

2012 is going to be busier than ever. SnS will once again be playing a critical role.



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

What is the most important feature of Scan&Solve?

Simplicity of operation.  Over 80% of the several hundred users who filled  out the feedback survey indicate that simplicity of operation is  particularly important feature of the software.  Surprised?   Not  reliability, not predictability,  not freedom from mesh,  and not even  ability to handle complex NURBs geometry, which was selected by just  over 50% of respondents and came in as a distant second important feature.

Now, keeping things simple is anything but… Continue

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

Benchmark study among SnS, SW Simulation 2010 and Comsol Multiphysics 3.5a

Hi All,

I made a benchmark study among Scan&Solve and two simulation software I usually use: SolidWorks Simulation (2010, 64 bit) and Comsol Multiphysics (3.5a, 64bit).

The study is related to a vehicle coupler (3D model) with many small features and fillets.

The coupler is fixed in all directions on the ring slot, and pulled along x-axis on both coaxial…


Added by Salvatore Gerbino on December 10, 2010 at 6:25am — 2 Comments

Finite Element Analysis: (Mesh)Free At Last!

Over the last fifty years, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has become the predominant tool in engineering analysis, offered by virtually all Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) vendors and used in a majority of analysis and simulation applications. Yet, the acceptance and adoption of CAE tools has been slow, largely because they are still difficult to apply to realistic geometric models. By all accounts, the main culprit is not the FEA method itself, but the process of preparing geometric data in a… Continue

Added by Vadim Shapiro on August 22, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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:…


Added by Michael Freytag on August 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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:…

Added by Michael Freytag on August 9, 2010 at 6:30pm — 14 Comments

Scan&Solve - twenty years in the making

That is right -- this is how long it took to transform a simple idea of in-situ analysis into a working commercial product. The fundamental principle is straightforward: once you have a geometric representation of a shape, you know everything there is to know about it, and should be able to compute whatever is needed directly from this native representation, without converting into something called "mesh". Why would anybody want to deal with repair, simplification, defeaturing, bad meshes, and… Continue

Added by Vadim Shapiro on July 22, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments


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