Simulate Early, Simulate Often... In Rhino
Scan&Solve for Rhino for Windows completely automates basic structural simulation of Rhino3d solids. Unlike other analysis tools, no preprocessing (meshing, simplification, healing, translating, etc.) is needed.
In Rhino, simply:
Mesh Free Technology
Scan&Solve is built on a patented mesh free technology that liberates Finite Element Analysis (FEA) from the dependence on and limitations of meshing.
The salient feature of the technology is separate handling and controls of geometric and physical computational models that are seamlessly combined at solution run time.
The advantages of this approach include unprecedented flexibility in handling geometric errors, small features, complex boundary conditions, and interfaces, while maintaining most of the benefits of classical finite element analysis.
Scan&Solve is available in two versions, Scan&Solve 2014 and Scan&Solve Pro - visit the Key Features tab to see the differences and licensing options.
This chart shows the Key Features of and the differences between Scan&Solve 2014 and Scan&Solve Pro.
|Scan&Solve Version 2014||Scan&Solve Pro|
|No meshing, simplification, healing, defeaturing||Yes||Yes|
|Variety of boundary and body loads||Yes||Yes|
|Edge and face restraints (partial or full)||Yes||Yes|
|Automation via scripting||Yes||Coming Soon|
|Multiple simulation scenarios per document||No||Yes|
|Simulation scenario management||No||Yes|
|Any valid NURBs solid (polysurface)||Yes||Yes|
|Built-in support for mesh solids||Yes||Yes|
|Built-in support for extrusion objects||Yes||Yes|
|Built-in support for valid Rhino solids||Yes||Yes|
|Installation includes common engineering plastics||Yes||Yes|
|Multiple solids in bonded contact||No||Yes|
|Wood materials included||No||Yes|
|Wood materials with selectable grain||No||Yes|
|Wood material editor||No||Yes|
|Orthotropy guided by curves and surfaces||No||Yes|
|Numerical solution controls|
|Max resolution (elements)||500K||500K|
|Choice of solvers||Yes||Yes|
|Solution grid display||Yes||Yes|
|Stresses, danger levels||Yes||Yes|
|Customizable legend and labels||Yes||Yes|
|Orthotropic material orientation display||No||Yes|
|Bake solution for Rhino, web, or 3D printing||Yes||Yes|
|Unicode language support||Yes||Yes|
|64 bit Version (Rhino 5)||Yes||Yes|
|Academic Lab License||No||Yes|
Scan&Solve™ is a plug-in for Rhino3d, we would suggest looking at the standard hardware advice for Rhino 5:
There are also some sample build Windows Workstations for Rhino3d Workstations here: