RhinoVAULT is a form finding design tool for Rhino capable of creating compression only structures, making it particularly useful at the beginning of the design process. By utilizing reciprocal diagrams, it provides an intuitive and fast work-flow for generating vaulted structures from planometric inputs. The program is also able to generate organized force diagrams for analyzing the flow of forces through the system as well as display the degree to which each configuration has reached both horizontal and vertical equilibrium.
The program is developed by BLOCK Research Group at ETH Zurich
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