API for FEM-Design
The API for FEM-Design is based on the extensible mark-up language (XML) and allows you to communicate and command FEM-Design to create your own custom workflows. The Application Programming Interface (API) can be used for parametric design and task automation to save you time with your structural design and analysis.
FEM-Design geometry models and commands can be generated using any programming language capable of creating and modifying XML files. Furthermore, we provide ready-to-use toolboxes for Grasshopper Dynamo and C#. These toolboxes are released as open-source to allow you to modify them as you please.
Grasshopper Toolbox allows you to have full control of the entire process. Functionality spans from reading an existing model, creating a new one, running analysis and reading results.
The API has been developed in a way that it works in both directions (i.e. Grasshopper to FEM-Design and vice versa).
The workflow in a balcony project with FEM-Design on the left and Grasshopper on the right
Advance users can also benefit from the C# package, which gives access to the .NET Framework Class Library.
Programming language as C# will give a full control over the objects and work with them as you please without any constraint that Visual Programming Language gives you.
For more information about the API please visit the FEM Design Wiki by clicking here.