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New SMART Form beta release

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 14:30 0 Comments

I'm happy to say we've uploaded another new beta release of SMART Form with some great new added features.

I hope you'll notice we've been working on improving the general user interface, speed and robustness of the tool, but also most excitingly we've added some completely new features.

One to have a play with is the new local control of properties through the use of Rhino layers.  This means the stiffnesses and slack lengths across different parts of your model can be…


What if the Gherkin had been built in Utah?

Posted on March 4, 2011 at 10:00 0 Comments

Presenting the Utah Gherkin...



For those that aren’t familiar (and those simply bemused) the Utah Teapot is a standard 3D geometry model which has long since been used as a test case for computer aided design tools, processes and the like. So I thought it was only right and proper to throw…


SMART Form (beta)

Posted on March 2, 2011 at 17:30 5 Comments


We are pleased to announce the release of SMART Form beta for Rhino3D, the latest freely downloadable version of Buro Happold’s exciting real time form finding and sculptural design tool.




Here at SMART Solutions we are continually developing our software and design processes with a focus on enabling fast conceptual design and rapid experimentation of design options. Real…


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At 23:27 on November 10, 2011, Christoph Gengnagel said…

Dear Al,

would you like to come to Berlin for a lecture about formfinding and simulation in Architecture in January 2012 ? (19.01.2012) We could cover the travel expenses (max. 300,- EUR) It would be a lecture in a seminar called "Form und Material". The audience will be mainly students (60-70).

We would be pleased to welcome you here again-


All the best ChristophDMSB_2011_0029.jpg

At 21:14 on March 8, 2011, Gregory Epps said…
Thanks for the invite... should I invite Robert Wehdorn from Formfinder ;-)

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