How to use parametric design and Grasshopper to solve today’s engineering challenges

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Start Date
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
End Date
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
10:00 - 11:00
Isak Björhag

API webinar together with IstructE (3)

How to use parametric design and Grasshopper to solve today’s engineering challenges

Discover how to utilize the power of parametric design in today’s structural engineering applications. Join us in this technical webinar to learn more about topology optimization, parametric models and tips and tricks in Grasshopper using the FEM-Design API.

This webinar aims to inspire and guide you in setting up key aspects of various workflows in Grasshopper. The examples illustrate different approaches that can be applied to different scenarios, including optimization, parametric structures, preliminary design, and iterative processes.


  • Topology optimization considering design criteria such as CO2 emissions, material weight and price
    • Setting up the model
    • Choosing the appropriate machine learning algorithm
    • Utilizing multi-objective optimization tools
  • Parametric CLT shell structure: a complete workflow in Grasshopper
    • Create a fully parametric model
    • Run analysis
    • Run design
    • Extracting results back to Grasshopper
  • Preliminary concrete design using interaction surfaces for a quick and efficient workflow
    • Early-stage preliminary design
    • Designing in Grasshopper using the interaction surface tool
    • Full design in FEM-Design
  • Taking the next step: iterative analysis using C#

All attendees will receive the example files and related materials.

Register now to secure your spot in this free webinar!

Date: 2023-09-27
Time: 9:00-10:00 BST (10:00 CET)

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Host: Isak Björhag and Marco Pellegrino