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A comprehensive overview of digital tools for architects, designers and planners.

  • VOLUM3

    VOLUM3 enables construction professionals to collaborate on projects from any Internet-connected device with access to all project documents, contracts, RFIs, submittals, schedules, drawings and more.
  • Ladybug

    Performs detailed analysis of climate data to produce customized, interactive visualizations for environmentally-informed design.
    Ladybugtools Grasshopper parametric design
  • Honeybee

    Creates, runs, and visualizes daylight simulations using Radiance and energy models using OpenStudio and EnergyPlus.
    Ladybugtools Grasshopper parametric design
  • Butterfly

    A plugin and a python library to create and run advanced computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations using OpenFOAM.
    Ladybugtools Python Grasshopper parametric design
  • Dragonfly

    Dragonfly enables the creation of district-scale models for energy simulation with URBANopt, electrical infrastructure simulation with OpenDSS, renewables optimization with REopt, and urban heat island modeling with the Urban Weather Generator (UWG).
    Ladybugtools Grasshopper parametric design
  • TIE for Rhino

    TIE (Tensegrity Integration Element) for Rhino is a tool to design tensegrity structure system. Tensegrity structure is composed by cable and strut. The cable of the structure is under tension and the structs are under compression. Among Tensegrity structure system, Simplex and Rhombic system, were chosen to develop for this tool.
    Rhino parametric design
  • Jellyfish

    Provides an intuitive and fast way to model, manipulate and visualize implicit geometries through Grasshopper’s visual programming user interface and geometry3Sharp’s fast isosurface generation algorithm.
    Grasshopper parametric design
  • GluLamb

    A toolkit for modelling free-form timber structures creating straight, single-curved, and double-curved glulams with specific cross-section dimensions with different options for orienting the cross-section - a single vector, multiple vectors, a rail curve, a surface, etc.
    Rhino parametric design biobased
  • Starfish

    Allows parametric generation of various patterns, focussing on 2d tessellations that can be used to create structural systems based on topological interlocking principle.
    Grasshopper parametric design
  • Wallacei

    An Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization and Analytic Engine for Grasshopper 3D to give users efficient access to the data outputted by their evolutionary simulations, and enable clear and efficient methods for analysis and selection.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Pufferfish

    A set of 330 components which focuses on Tweens, Blends, Morphs, Averages, Transformations, & Interpolations - essentially Shape Changing, mainly using parameters and factors for inputs for more custom control over operations like tweens and grids as opposed to grasshoppers usual division count inputs.
    Rhino Grasshopper parametric design
  • Rabbit

    An open-source plug-in for Grasshopper that simulates biological and physical processes, provides an easy way to explore natural phenomena such as pattern formation, self-organization and emergence.
    Grasshopper parametric design
  • RhinoVAULT

    Provides an intuitive, fast funicular form-finding method, adopting the same advantages of techniques such as Graphic Statics, but offering a viable extension to three-dimensional problems.
    Python Rhino Grasshopper Blender parametric design
  • Usercentricity Service Design Toolkit

    This toolkit consists of handbooks and tools that support the adoption of a user-centric approach in the design of digital public services. It has been compiled in collaboration with OECD OPSI Toolkit Navigator, a curated collection of freely available toolkits, methodologies and case studies for public sector innovation.
    community usercentricities
  • Usercentricity Services Repository

    What are the best examples of user-centric public services in European cities and regions? How does user-centricity in local public services look like in practice? Browse the repository to learn more and add your user-centric service.
    community usercentricities
  • Usercentricity Benchmarking Dashboard

    Based on a list of curated indicators, the Benchmarking Dashboard ranks the performance of European cities and regions in designing and delivering digital services that focus on their citizens and their needs.
    community usercentricities
  • CitiAIR

    CitiAIR is an inventory of citizen science stories on air quality. This online interactive tool collects and compares air quality monitoring initiatives.
    training & skills CitiMeasure EU-funded TSI
  • Guidelines on Behaviour & Policy change

    These guidelines include 65 specific recommendations to identify, understand, and enhance policy and behavioural changes resulting from citizen science initiatives.
    training & skills CitiMeasure EU-funded TSI
  • Guidelines on Competencies for Digital Inclusion

    These guidelines unpack 27 clusters of skills, knowledge, and attitudes for digital inclusion of different actors in citizen science projects, as well as 32 specific recommendations on how to enhance those competencies better.
    training & skills CitiMeasure EU-funded TSI
  • Open Badges

    Open Badges is the world's leading format for digital badges. Open Badges is not a specific product or platform, but a type of digital badge that is verifiable, portable, and packed with information about skills and achievements. Open Badges can be issued, earned, and managed by using a certified Open Badges platform.
    training & skills
  • Odyssea Academy Campus Digital Twin

    The 3D digital twin of the Academy Campus approaches the physical space and its functions to students and visitors alike. It uses a digital tool as a learning spatial tool.
    training & skills digital twin

    Helps designers to reduce the environmental impact of food packaging, electrical & electronic goods and textile & clothing products during their life-cycle, including the use of raw materials and natural resources, manufacturing, packaging, transport, disposal and recycling.
    training & skills EU-funded Erasmus+

    Flexible BIM for Rhino. VisualARQ is an architectural design software which enhances Rhino by adding powerful architectural object styling and dynamic documentation tools which adapt to fit your workflow.
    BIM Rhino parametric design

    Along with the concept of the IoT-driven digital twin platform, ASHVIN introduces a digital twin toolbox that extends existing ICT methods and innovations from low technology readiness levels to proven technical solutions at the system or the sub-system level. All developed innovations are built upon the ASHVIN digital twin platform and are linked to digital twin data.
    digital twin EU Horizon 2020
  • Virtual Environment

    Integrated suite for accurate whole building performance simulation. Used by sustainable design experts around the globe, the Virtual Environment (VE) is an in-depth suite of integrated analysis tools for the design and retrofit of buildings. The platform leverages a world-leading simulation engine to allow cross-team collaboration between architects, engineers and contractors, from concept design to operation. Embedding energy and performance analysis into the heart of the design process, and across the entire building lifecycle.
    digital twin IES
  • Intelligent Community Design

    3D Sustainable Urban Design and Early Stage Masterplanning. Undertake sustainable masterplanning from the earliest project stages, even when data is sparse or non-existent. Go beyond just zoning and massing and integrate analysis across a wide range of sustainable metrics. iCD, a plug-in to SketchUp, undertakes energy analysis using the proven VE simulation engine, so you can be assured of robust and reliable results.
    digital twin IES
  • Intelligent Virtual Network

    Building Integrated Energy Decarbonisation Feasibility. The iVN suite allows local energy decarbonisation options to be quickly and easily assessed for any new or existing development. Integrate electricity, heat, cooling, and water networks with real or simulated building energy demand data. Then include electric vehicle charging infrastructure, renewable generation or district heating options.
    digital twin IES
  • Intelligent Control and Analysis

    A Single Platform to Tackle Energy Hungry Buildings. iSCAN allows you to centralise any time-series data from different building and energy management systems, utility portals, IoT sensors and historic files in one platform. Organise and analyse this data to gain intelligent insights to improve building or portfolio operation and uncover hidden savings.
    digital twin IES
  • IES Live

    Next Generation Building Energy and Carbon Management. Never settle for a building that uses excessive energy, costs you more, and is pulling you away from your sustainability targets. It’s time to take control. To reduce energy risk, increase resilience, unlock net-zero potential, and deliver healthy and comfortable spaces.
    digital twin IES
  • X-tendo

    X-tendo and its toolbox introduce ten features of the next generation of energy performance certificates, to provide public authorities with improved compliance, reliability, usability and convergence of next-generation energy performance assessment and certification.
    energy EU-funded Horizon 2020
  • eQUEST

    eQUEST® is a sophisticated, yet easy to use, freeware building energy use analysis tool that provides professional-level results with an affordable level of effort. eQUEST was designed to allow you to perform detailed comparative analysis of building designs and technologies by applying sophisticated building energy use simulation techniques but without requiring extensive experience in the "art" of building performance modeling.
    energy freeware
  • DOE-2

    DOE-2 is a widely used and accepted freeware building energy analysis program that can predict the energy use and cost for all types of buildings. DOE-2 uses a description of the building layout, constructions, operating schedules, conditioning systems (lighting, HVAC, etc.) and utility rates provided by the user, along with weather data, to perform an hourly simulation of the building and to estimate utility bills.
    energy freeware
  • Synavision

    With our “Digital Test Bench” software, we offer you a high-performance IoT platform to centrally collect and process the diverse data in a modern building. This enables you to use very different solutions to improve the efficiency of your buildings and save costs at different levels.
    IoT energy
  • OpenStudio

    OpenStudio® is a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, and Linux) collection of software tools to support whole building energy modeling using EnergyPlus and advanced daylight analysis using Radiance. OpenStudio is an open source project to facilitate community development, extension, and private sector adoption.
  • Artificial-Intelligence-Augmented Cooling System for Small Data Centres

    ECO-Qube is a holistic management system which aims to enhance energy efficiency and cooling performance by orchestrating both hardware and software components in edge computing applications.
    ECO-Qube smart AI CFD
  • Getfloorplan

    Getfloorplan is an AI-driven service that allows users to quickly and easily create detailed 2D and 3D floor plans, as well as 360° virtual tours. Using Getfloorplan, users can upload a floor plan or sketch in just one minute, and the AI will take care of the rest. With Getfloorplan, users can expect a full pack of high-quality materials in just half an hour, at an affordable price. The service is designed to be simple to use, with a widget available at all devices, and tools to rotate, research, and step through the plan.

    ARCHITEChTURES is a generative AI-powered building design platform to help design optimal residential developments in minutes, rather than months.
  • IACrea

    Introducing IACrea, an AI-powered home redecoration application. Transform any space with easy-to-use tools to declutter, furnish, decorate, and renovate virtually.
  • ArchitectGPT

    ArchitectGPT is an AI-powered design tool that creates stunning visual designs for homes and properties based on uploaded photos. The tool offers 10-65+ design themes to choose from, including Modern, Art Deco, Rustic, and others, catering to the needs of architects, real estate professionals, and interior designers.
  • OpalAI

    OpalAi lets anyone with a phone create a floorplan/BIM with a simple walkthrough. The fastest solution to generate 2D and 3D floor plans for spaces of any size.
  • Digital Blue Foam

    Innovation in Spatial Analytics and AI-Generative Design. Software that empowers design, consultants, and planning leaders to excel in project delivery and urban development by leveraging the latest technology.
  • GeoDa

    GeoDa is a free and open source software tool that serves as an introduction to spatial data science. It is designed to facilitate new insights from data analysis by exploring and modeling spatial patterns.
    geodata GIS open scource
  • QGIS

    QGIS is a user friendly Open Source Geographic Information System (GIS) licensed under the GNU General Public License. QGIS is an official project of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo). It runs on Linux, Unix, Mac OSX, Windows and Android and supports numerous vector, raster, and database formats and functionalities.
    geodata GIS open source
  • Connecting Nature-Based Enterprises

    The Connecting Nature Enterprise Platform (CNEP) launched in 2020 as a response to research findings that identified thousands of Nature-Based Enterprises (NBEs) working for and with nature. These enterprises often operate in isolation with little recognition, networking or support. CNEP offers nature-based enterprises a platform where they can connect with their peers, learn about good practices and market trends. The platform connects Nature-Based Enterprises with potential buyers highlighting their expertise.
    platform EU-funded Horizon 2020
  • Rayon

    Rayon is a browser-based architectural design software, a multiplayer-first experience. Better than CAD, simpler than BIM, Rayon is the ideal software for designing floor plans.
    design platform
  • Urban Platform

    A web solution designed for governments that provides the digital twin of the city, and delivers a real-time view of every street, plus insightful analytics to support decision-making and increase the efficiency of the city operations.
    platform digital twin
  • greenpass Check

    AI-based platform for climate proof and green real estate portfolios in line with EU taxonomy
    AI climate greenpass
  • greenpass Kit

    Climate, Water, Wind, Biodiversity, Energy and Cost up to official greenpass (Pre-)Certification and EU Taxonomy compliance: no matter the challenge, select the respective modules from the greenpass Kit to optimize the resilience of your real estate and open spaces successfully by reducing your risks.
    climate energy greenpass
  • Midjourney

    Midjourney is a research lab that specializes in text-to-image AI technology. It offers a simple, user-friendly interface. By joining the Beta version, users can access Midjourney's Discord channel, where they can communicate with an AI bot.
    AI image
  • Maket

    Maket is a generative AI design tool that specializes in automated residential planning. The platform is designed to enable architects, designers, builders, contractors, and developers to create floorplans, navigate zoning codes and explore design styles through fast and iterative AI-driven software.
    AI platform
  • Grasshopper

    For designers who are exploring new shapes using generative algorithms, Grasshopper® is a graphical algorithm editor tightly integrated with Rhino’s 3-D modeling tools. Unlike RhinoScript, Grasshopper requires no knowledge of programming or scripting, but still allows designers to build form generators from the simple to the awe-inspiring.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • FID BAUdigital

    The FID BAUdigital platform continues to offer services for research services in the disciplines of civil engineering, architecture and urban planning with a focus on digital methods and technologies.
    digital platform data DFG
  • Hermit Crab

    Hermit Crab by jim.peraino for Grasshopper is a tool that analyzes floorplans to find zones that aren’t conducive to social distancing — areas like aisles or workstations where there isn’t enough room for two people to pass while maintaining the CDC-recommended six feet apart. It highlights these areas so that designers and owners can help mitigate risks by adjusting furniture or controlling traffic patterns.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Chameleon

    Chameleon creates a live link between Grasshopper and Zbrush to quickly exchange geometry and parametrically set up command sequences. Quickly send preset commands or your own custom ZScript to Zbrush.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Monoceros

    A suite of tools for optimally occupying an Envelope with discrete Modules, where the spatial relationship between those Modules can be constrained by a set of user-defined Rules. By using the Wave Function Collapse algorithm, it provides an innovative and fast solution to the emerging architectural problem of Discrete aggregation for purposes of design, architecture and urban planning.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Stripper

    A toolkit developed for Grasshopper (Rhino 3D's Parametric Canvas) it focuses on the versatile nature of meshes, providing various effective functionalities for working with and editing mesh topology.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Caterpillar

    Caterpillar GH is the Grasshopper 3D implementation of the Caterpillar Library which allows for the conversion between different systems of measurement. Designed for simplicity of use, it delivers a fast simple conversion between common systems of measurement covering, Angle, Area, Energy, Force, Length, Mass, Pressure, Speed, Temperature, Time, and Volume.
    interop Grasshopper parametric design
  • GeoDex

    GeoDex GH is the Grasshopper 3D implementation of the GeoDex Library a collection of around 150 curve, surface, and volume equations. These equations consist of a mix of Polar, Cartesian, and parametric equations depending on which was either available for the given type or produced the most controllable results when plotted in Rhino.
    interop Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Bumblebee

    Provides interoperability between Grasshopper and Microsoft Excel . The component set allows for the transfer of data back and forth between GH and XL and gives the Grasshopper user access to many of excels analytic tools and graphic elements. The goal of Bumblebee is to create a series of components which allow for variable levels of engagement with Excel, from simply transferring a large set of data between the programs at high speeds, to creating a highly graphically coordinated charts and data sets.
    interop Grasshopper Rhino parametric design data
  • Curve Plus

    Curve plus is a collection of curve modifier components developed over several years and wrapped up in this little library. The components range from simply exposing Rhinocommon curve commands, like spirals and control point weighting, to new tools like blending corners and a range of radial spirals. These components integrate into existing Grasshopper Curve, Vector, and Mesh tabs.
    interop Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Graphic Plus

    Graphic Plus makes it incredibly easy to create graphically rich SVG files, bitmaps, and canvas previews from simple geometry inputs. Just plug geometry Curves, Breps, and Meshes into the drawing component to render them to a frame. Then preview this frame in canvas, export to an SVG file or bitmap with variable resolution. Pass geometry through graphic components to add strokes, solid fills, gradient fills, and effects to layer graphics onto the geometry.
    interop Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Surface Plus

    Surface Plus is a collection of brep and nurbs surface utilities. The components range from simply exposing Rhinocommon curve commands, like blending, analysis, and offsetting, to new tools like grids, sub-surfacing, and iso surfacing. These components integrate into existing Grasshopper Surface and Curve tabs.
    interop Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Excel Plus

    This plugin for Grasshopper 3d makes it simple to construct and deconstruction Excel Workbooks without the need to have Excel installed. Open and Save Excel Files or Read and Write to Memory streams for compute setups or other data-focused purposes. Control the formatting of Cells, Ranges, Worksheets, and Workbooks and read/write data and formulas. Built on top of ClosedXML.
    interop Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Bitmap Plus

    Bitmaps can be created pixel by pixel, imported, or generated and previewed live in the canvas. Both System Drawing Bitmaps and Bitmap Plus Image objects can then be used in a series of components. Procedural noise bitmaps can be generated using components built on the Fastnoise algorithm. Images can then be manipulated using over 100 methods made available from the Accord Imaging Library.
    interop Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Three Plus

    This plugin was developed to allow for the creation of visually rich scenes for model representation in a ready-to-view format. Scene construction is based on merging Geometry, Lights, Scene Elements, Cameras, and other Helpers and Post Processing elements into the Scene component. The Scene object output from this component can then be written to a Page or JSON output. Building up elements for a Scene can be done in the following categories.
    interop Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Color Plus

    Color Plus is a simple plugin that adds a small set of components that make the creation and previewing of color palettes and conversion to Hex, OLE, and other web-friendly color formats easy. The component set also holds standardized color collections for Windows system standard , Material Design pallets, RAL, and others.
    interop Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • UI Plus

    The Ui Plus plugin is an easy-to-use toolkit for building custom user interfaces for Grasshopper 3d. The plugin provides a robust set of controls and visualization elements built on WPF from sliders to text fields. These elements dynamically interact with grasshopper creating the ability to modify a grasshopper definition from a custom front end. Additionally, Ui Plus integrates Live Charts which contains a wide range of data visualization elements from line graphs to scatter plots and heat grids enabling greater user feedback from Grasshopper data.
    interop Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Mesh Plus

    Mesh Plus is a plugin for Grasshopper 3d that brings a wide range of mesh topological and geometric editors.
    interop Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Flatworm

    Flatworms are colorful free swimming ocean worms, that in accordance with their name, are flat! Similarly, atleast in terms of flatness, Flatworm is a GHPython implementation of the pure-python module RFQM.py for generating 'rigidly foldable quadrilateral meshes' (RFQM) in Grasshopper, that are flat foldbale! Such meshes may be used to create complex and flexible structures out of rigid materials, as no mesh face is ever deformed in the folding process.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Anemone

    Anemone enables you to create loops in Grasshopper.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Crystallon

    Crystallon is an open source project for creating lattice structures using Rhino and Grasshopper3D. The goal is to generate lattice structures within Rhino’s design environment without exporting to 3rd party software, with the advantage of modularity and the ability to combine other powerful tools available for Grasshopper3D. Each tool is left as a cluster which can be opened and modified at will, in the spirit of open source.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Fox

    Series of algorithms for Graphs, Aggregations, Iso-surfaces.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • NGon

    Mesh NGon and Timber Joinery Methods for Grasshopper and Rhino 6: NGon Create, Vertex, Edge, Face Adjacency queries, Subdivide, Planarize, Transform, Utilities. Please check the example files to understand the workflow.
    Learn Visual Programming Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • OpenNest

    Tools for Digital Fabrication. 2D Polyline Packing for fabrication such as laser or CNC cutting.
    Learn Visual Programming Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Cocoon

    Cocoon is a fairly straightforward implementation of the Marching Cubes algorithm for turning iso-surfaces into polygonal meshes. It is geared specifically toward wrapping existing geometric elements, and works with combinations of points, breps and curves, allowing users to vary a number of parameters that enhance sculptural potentials.
    bespoke geometry Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Exoskeleton

    Exoskeleton is a grasshopper plug-in designed for for converting networks of connected lines into thickened, wireframe meshes. The algorithm it relies on is relatively simple and is described in detail here by Vinod Srinivasan, Esan Mandal and Ergun Akleman. The algorithm manages the intersections between multiple struts at a given node through the use of a convex hulling strategy.
    bespoke geometry
  • Treesloth

    As a 3D CAD software suite, Rhino+Grasshopper is, at its core, a means to create, transform and manage data. Grasshopper’s explicit visual scripting interface structures these operations through the use of DataTrees. Treesloth emerged as a series of tools applied in both professional and research practice to help better negotiate the the types of data relationships within (and between) Grasshopper definitions that enable more complex operations.
    bespoke geometry Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Human UI

    Human UI is a new interface paradigm for Grasshopper. Create professional looking Grasshopper apps with custom user interfaces without writing any code.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Strawberry Tools

    Strawberry Lab is an initiative to create free tools for structural engineers to tackle specific bottle-necks in their workflow. Tools that we are creating are automating areas of modelling and loading for cases with large amounts of structural elements, interoperability with professional software package SCIA Engineer is established by provided components. Components are grouped by structure type.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Silkworm

    Silkworm is a plugin that translates Grasshopper and Rhino geometry into GCode for 3d printing. Silkworm allows for the complete and intuitive manipulation of the printer GCode, enabling novel printed material properties to be specified by non-solid geometry and techniques of digital craft.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Conveyor

    Conveyor is a geometry and data management plugin for user-friendly compatibility between Rhino® and Revit® software applications. Conveyor enables you to translate your Rhino geometry into BIM elements without the need for complicated workflows or advanced interfaces.
    Proving Ground Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Semantic

    Semantic is a plugin for Rhino that enables users to create, assign, and manage custom property data in their models – marrying the utility of BIM with the geometric flexibility of Rhino. With Semantic, you can: Define custom properties for your Rhino models in a user-friendly, no-code, interface; Generate live reports in Rhino to aid in your data-driven design workflow; Extract your Rhino model data for use in Business Intelligence reports; Create interactive 3D reports in Microsoft Power BI.
    Proving Ground Grasshopper Rhino BIM parametric design
  • Tracer

    Tracer is a standalone toolkit for creating interactive 2D and 3D diagrams of BIM objects with Microsoft® PowerBI® software. The toolkit comes in two flavors: Revit and IFC.
    Proving Ground Grasshopper Rhino BIM parametric design
  • Lunchbox

    LunchBox is a plugin for Grasshopper – a computational design platform availing in Rhinoceros 3D. LunchBox provides simple components for performing common parametric modeling operations including surface tessellation, geometry analysis, and data workflow.
    Proving Ground Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Conduit

    Conduit is a Grasshopper plugin that enables designers to create live data visualizations within the Rhinoceros 3D viewport. You can use Conduit to create reports that update with your parametric Grasshopper model.
    Proving Ground Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Hoopsnake

    Hoopsnake is a component that enables feedback loops within Grasshopper by creating a copy of the data it receives at it's input upon user request and storing it locally. This duplicate is made available through a standard Grasshopper parameter output. The input of the component includes some custom programming to escape Grasshopper's recursive loop avoidance check.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design

    roid is a 3D printing related Grasshopper Plug-in Library add-on, with control over model Slicing, Custom paths and Gcode generation. Designed to be used from small desktop 3d Printers, up to large scale Robotic Fabricators using FFF technologies and running from Gcode.
    Grasshopper Rhino 3D parametric design
  • Atträctor

    Tool to transform grids according to given attractor geometry. By using the Graph Mapper, a built-in Grasshopper component, the user can avoid most of the proximity calculations. The Graph Mapper can now be used to explore the mechanism of attractor point transformation. This makes it a simple and intuitive tool to get quick results, especially for Grasshopper beginners.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design

    Create Voronoi Structure From Any: Closed PolySurface; Open PolySurface; Non-Planar Surface; Planar Surface; Mesh.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Karamba3D

    An interactive, parametric engineering tool that allows you to perform quick and accurate Finite Element Analysis (FEA). It has been specially tailored to the needs of design professionals in the early design phases.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design

    Made for Multi-Objective Evolutionary Optimization. It allows the search for many goals at once, producing a range of optimized trade-off solutions between the extremes of each goal. It is used and works similar to David Rutten's Galapagos, but introduces the Pareto-Principle for Multiple Goals.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • tOpos

    tOpos is a 3D Topology Optimisation plugin which is using GPU for computation acceleration. It is based on CUDA technology provided by NVIDIA. Current version of tOpos require NVIDIA graphic card with Cuda Computation Capability (cc) higher or equal to 3.0. Thanks to GPGPU tOpos is almost 100X faster then competitive TO plugins for Grasshopper!
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Shortest Walk

    The ShortestWalk add-on for Grasshopper exposes one component which, given a network of curves and a list of lines, calculates the shortest route from line start point to line end points in a network. It is based on a topology calculator and the A* search algorithm.
    Grasshopper Rhino
  • Starlings

    Starling mesh tools. These components enable mesh parametrization, so it behaves like a surface - you can evaluate points at any place etc. Is it accurate ? - not at all, but give it just a minute and you'll probably fall in love. Mesh morphing, remeshing, smooth curves evaluation (see group image), 3d convex hull and last but not least - slFastMesh - which will enable you to stop thinking about meshing parameters and start playing.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Chromodoris

    The goal of this library is to provide efficient and simple functionality to extend the creation, usage and display of meshes. There are multiple available, in-depth and powerful solutions for some of what is covered by this library. This is not intended as a replacement, but rather a simple, efficient, and functional alternative particularly for use in dealing with large quantities of data and geometry.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Hummingbird

    Facilitates the creation of Revit native geometry. This process exports basic geometric properties and parameter data to CSV text files which is used to describe many aspects of the Revit BIM geometry. In Revit this data is easily imported using the Whitefeet Modelbuilder tool (included).
    Revit BIM Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • SkinDesigner

    SkinDesigner enables the rapid generation of facade geometries from building massing surfaces and repeating, user-defined panels.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • OctaTree

    The OctaTree plugin includes 3 capsules. They provide the algorithm of voxelization, based on octree structure. It works much faster then, f.e. a creating of the definition with a 3D array of points.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Fractals

    Fractals is a plugin for Grasshopper that allows users to create 3 different types of mathematically generated fractals. These fractals are derived from the following mathematically generated patterns: Fermat Spiral (Vogels Sunflower); Diffusion Limited Aggregation (Drunken Man Algorithm). A component for Boids has also been added.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Chimpanzee

    Rewritten in C# (much faster) and works with Rhino 6, Rhino 7 and Rhino Mac. The major new feature is the escape-time algorithm (Mandelbrot set, Julia set, Burning Ship fractal) which enables even deeper zoom (10^-14) beyond Rhino threshold and coloring of the fractals based on the iterations.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Tundra

    Tundra is a one stop grasshopper plugin for generating complex noise patterns. Includes noise generators as well as lots of useful methods such as filters, modifiers, combiners, transformations...
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Culebra.NET

    A 2D|3D Multi Object Behavior library written in C# (Wrapper around Culebra Java library) focused on hybrid system interactions with custom Visualization, Data, and performance features. It contains a collection of objects and behaviors for creating dynamic multi agent interactions.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design 2D 3D
  • Squid

    Squid enables to create drawings using Grasshopper. By utilizing Data Trees it can also render animations (as .png sequences) thanks to procedural approach. A marriage between raster and vector imaging, bounded with parametric interface.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Jellyfish

    Provides an intuitive and fast way to model, manipulate and visualize implicit geometries through Grasshopper's visual programming user interface and geometry3Sharp's fast isosurface generation algorithm, which utilized marching cubes algorithm with Parallel Computing option.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Impala

    Impala replicates common bottleneck Grasshopper operations with a focus on efficiency, allowing complex scripts and static simulations embedded within Grasshopper to make use of all available computational capacity. This is primarily evident in scripts that deal with thousands of objects or rely heavily on numerical or physically-based computations.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Elk

    Elk is a set of tools to generate map and topographical surfaces using open source data from OpenStreetMap.org and USGS.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Kangaroo3D Physics

    Kangaroo is an interactive physics/constraint solver and Grasshopper plugin for designers. A form-finding, optimized, and constraint-solving engine.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Rhino 3D

    Rhino is the most versatile of all 3D modelers, a jack-of-all-trades used in many industries: architects & engineers, marine designers, jewelers, landscape designers, and educators.
    Rhino parametric design
  • Finch

    Finch utilizes AI, graph technology, and advanced algorithms to optimize and challenge your design – Taking it to the next level. It continuously enhances your input, allowing you to achieve the exact design you want. Optimized.
    Grasshopper Rhino AI parametric design
  • ShapeDiver

    ShapeDiver offers essential tools and scalable infrastructure to develop robust 3D online applications using Grasshopper files, allowing you to focus on your business requirements rather than dealing with cloud computing complexities.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design
  • Meshedit

    Meshedit is a set of components which extend Grasshopper's ability to work with meshes.
    Grasshopper Rhino parametric design