About this app
In the world of architectural design and engineering, the ability to create accurate and dynamic 3D models is paramount. Traditional modeling methods can be time-consuming and require extensive knowledge of programming. However, with the advent of the IgentForm plugin, architects and engineers now have access to an innovative tool that simplifies the modeling process and offers real-time visualization of structures based on parameter changes.
Revolutionizing the Modeling Process
One of the standout features of IgentForm is its unique approach to modeling. Instead of laboriously constructing a structure piece by piece, IgentForm allows engineers to describe the structure using a set of parameters. By simply changing these parameters, the 3D model of the structure is automatically visualized in real-time. This revolutionary way of modeling not only saves time but also offers engineers a dynamic and intuitive approach to design.
IgentForm prides itself on offering a user-friendly interface that is familiar to engineers. With concepts known to every engineer, the program interface eliminates the need for programming knowledge, making it accessible to a wide range of professionals. Each mass in the model can be defined independently using parameters such as mass contour, height, number of stories, position, roof options, and more. The ability to assign structural elements like columns, beams, and walls to contour lines further enhances the control and flexibility of the modeling process.
Unparalleled Flexibility and Control
IgentForm provides architects and engineers with unparalleled control over the shape and composition of their structures. By using predefined shapes like circles or parabolas, or by creating user-defined curves, engineers can easily manipulate the shape of the mass both horizontally and vertically. The program also allows for the creation of internal lines, which can be parametrized in the same way as contour lines. The ability to control the shape of the mass using three contours at different levels adds an extra layer of precision and customization to the modeling process. Additionally, the program enables the creation of roofs by elevating chosen contours or internal lines according to any curve, further expanding the possibilities for creative and innovative designs.
Effortless Connectivity and Integration
One of the most impressive features of IgentForm is its ability to seamlessly connect and integrate masses. By simply changing the position or dimensions of one mass, the dimensions and positions of related masses are automatically adjusted. This effortless connectivity allows for quick and efficient modeling of real structures that often consist of substructures cut to other parts. This feature not only saves time but also ensures that the model remains accurate and consistent throughout the design process.
Design Optimization and Form-Finding
IgentForm truly shines when it comes to design optimization and form-finding. The plugin offers the ability to create variants of structures, allowing engineers to explore different design concepts and options. By setting generation criteria and variation ranges for required parameters, IgentForm automatically generates all the variants. Additionally, users can set rating criteria such as cost, weight, or strength, enabling the software to use the calculation engine of the Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis program to perform calculations, analyze results, and sort the variants accordingly. This functionality is invaluable in design optimization, ensuring that engineers can create efficient and robust structures that meet their specific requirements.
Superior Performance and Compatibility
IgentForm is built on a robust foundation, entirely written in the C# language, and extensively profits from multi-core architecture. This ensures real-time 3D visualization, even for complex structures composed of many elements. Additionally, the plugin supports the creation of 3D models based on DXF backgrounds, making it a valuable tool for engineers who need to recover 3D models from 2D drawings. The parametric approach also guarantees the quality of the calculation model, with the program automatically taking care of proper connections between structural elements. The dedicated link to the Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis program further enhances the accuracy and efficiency of the modeling process for Autodesk clients.
BIM Integration and Collaboration
IgentForm seamlessly fits into the BIM (Building Information Modeling) scheme, allowing for easy exchange of models with BIM containers like Autodesk Revit via the IFC format. This integration enables architects and engineers to quickly visualize different design concepts and export the final solution for further processing. The ability to collaborate and share models with other professionals enhances the efficiency and accuracy of the overall design process.
The IgentForm plugin is truly a game-changer in the world of architectural design and engineering. With its innovative approach to modeling, user-friendly interface, and unparalleled flexibility, IgentForm empowers architects and engineers to create dynamic and precise 3D models in a fraction of the time. The ability to easily connect masses, generate variants, and optimize designs makes IgentForm a valuable tool for design optimization and form-finding. Furthermore, the seamless integration with Autodesk software and BIM platforms ensures smooth collaboration and compatibility. With its multitude of features and superior performance, IgentForm is a must-try plugin for any architect or engineer looking to streamline their design process and create exceptional structures.