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.


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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

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Download and run the installer or search in the Package Manager in Rhino.

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Purchase a license or use the demo version. We offer free licenses for evaluation, workshops and teaching.

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Watch our tutorials, play with the examples or sign up for a workshop. Also check out our extensive user manual.

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See how our customers are exploring new engineering possibilities through our amazing showcase


View a selection of projects designed with Karamba3D

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Research projects that utilised Karamba3D

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Re/place Pavilion

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.

Re/place Pavilion

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.

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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.

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Hyundai Motorgang Studio

The Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang was designed by Delugan Meissl Associated Architects and developed in collaboration with structural engineers Bollinger + Grohmann.

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MX3D Bridge

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.

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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.

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Example definitions showing various features of Karamba3D. Each example includes subsequent Grasshopper definitions and Rhino files.

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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.

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Stay Updated

June 9, 2024
Webinar – Version 3

We will present a free webinar to show you the latest updates from the newly released Karamba3D Version 3 and also showcase some of our ongoing developments!

Date: Wednesday 26 June 2024
Time: 11:00-12:00 CEST

Presenters: Clemens Preisinger, Georg Lobe & Matthew Tam

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May 31, 2024
New Release

Karamba3D 3.1.4 is out now! Upgrade now!

It is free to upgrade for all PRO Annual, EDU, LAB licenses. PRO Unlimited users can receive a discount to upgrade their existing licenses. Get in touch with us!

March 26, 2024
IASS 2024

As part of the IASS 2024 hosted by ETH Zürich, we will be cohosting a workshop named “Parametric Engineering with Karamba3D: Enhancing Collaboration and Sustainability” together with Keerthana Udaykumar and Viki Sándor.

25 August 2024

Workshops – Karamba3D

February 27, 2024
ControlMad Spring 2024

We are excited to once again be teaching as part of the Master Course in Parametric Design hosted by ControlMad.


January 1, 2024
Karamba3D on Rhino8

Karamba3D can be used on Rhino8 too! Simply use the installer for Rhino7 or search for it in the PackageManager.

For PC users, you might have to adjust your .NET settings in Rhino8.

September 19, 2023
SpeckleCon – 14/15 October

We are excited to present some new features at this year’s SpeckleCon. The event is free so make sure to register now!

Registration and more info

September 4, 2023
Unleashing Superpowers with Karamba3D

Taking structural analysis in grasshopper to the next level: a free webinar hosted by LearnGrasshopper.

14.09.2023 || 14:00 – 15:00 CEST


May 29, 2023
IASS 2023 Masterclass

As part of the symposium, IASS 2023 offers a series of exciting Masterclasses, delivered by experts from world-leading institutions and technology companies.


May 12, 2023
Rhino Developer Meeting

We were super excited to have attended the 2nd McNeel Global Developer Meeting in Barcelona from May 2-3. Looking forward to all the new developments in the McNeel community!

January 26, 2023
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.

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January 1, 2023
New Identity

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!

December 7, 2022
DigitalFUTURES 2022

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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November 21, 2022
Optinave by Construsoft

Construsoft, a leading BIM supplier and developer has a published a tool for designing industrial steel structures with the help of Shapediver.

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