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BATS is a grasshopper plug-in for design and analysis of taut structures and is WIP.
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BATS (Basic Analysis of Taut Structures) is a on-going project developed by Prof. Dr. Ruy Pauletti and Eng. Márcio Sartorelli at GISE (Grupo de Inovação em Sistemas Estruturais - Group of Inovation on Structural Systems), hosted at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo.

BATS provides components for taut structures design and analysis. For now only components for form-finding with the Natural Force Density Method (Pauletti,2011) are available.

Eigen C++ library is used for linear algebra calculations (

If used in research please reffer to the following articles:





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