Karamba3D is an interactive, parametric engineering tool that allows you to perform quick and accurate Finite Element Analysis (FEA). It has been specially tailored to the needs of design professionals in the early design phases.
Karamba3D is embedded in the parametric environment of Grasshopper in the 3d modelling program Rhino3D. This makes it easy to combine parameterized geometric models, Finite Element calculations and optimization algorithms like Galapagos, Octopus, Wallacei and many more.
Karamba3D can also be used as a standalone .NET library for integrating Finite Element functionality into your scripts.
Get immediate feedback with animated results of the structural performance
Flexibly react to design changes and investigate more options in a shorter time
Reduce costs and material consumption to minimize environmental impact
Download and run the installer or search in the Package Manager in Rhino.Download Karamba3D
Purchase a license or use the demo version. We offer free licenses for evaluation, workshops and teaching.Get a license
Watch our tutorials, play with the examples or sign up for a workshop. Also check out our extensive user manual.Check out our Learning Programs
See how our customers are exploring new engineering possibilities through our amazing showcase
View a selection of projects designed with Karamba3D
Research projects that utilised Karamba3D
Lead by Studio Chris Fox and Bollinger+Grohmann, the design for the 2023 Albury Summer Place Pavilion utilises repurposed timber elements from various sites across Melbourne and Sydney.
Temple of the Sun
The team at Office for the New Earth (ONE) have recently completed an outdoor timber multifunctional structure for refugee children in Lesvos, Greece.
Camp Adventure Tower
Engineers Arup have completed a treetop observation tower designed by Danish architects EFFEKT that offers views of the protected woodlands of Camp Adventure.
Hyundai Motorgang Studio
The Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang was designed by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects and developed in collaboration with structural engineers Bollinger + Grohmann.
Designers Joris Laarman Lab have collaborated with MX3D to develop a 3d printed stainless steel footbridge which spans over one of the oldest and most famous canals in Amsterdam.
Start learning Karamba3D with these Tutorials. Basic Karamba3D set ups, parametric workflow processes and interoperability between softwares are explored in a wide range of tutorials.
Example definitions showing various features of Karamba3D. Each example includes subsequent Grasshopper definitions and Rhino files.
Want to get a crash course into how to use Karamba3D. Why not sign up to one of our workshops with our highly experienced and trained professionals.
New Workshops Announced
We are happy to announce a series of new online workshops and extended tutorial sessions. Check out our extensive list of workshops on offer.
Karamba3D has a new brand identity and website. We are proud to have worked with 101 on our new brand and website and are super excited to launch a new direction!
Karamba3D teamed up with Digital Blue Foam to conduct a workshop at DigitalFUTURES 2022. Together with the participants we investigated the application of machine learning to estimating the CO2-footprint of parametric structures.
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