Koala is a Grasshopper component to connect Grasshopper with SCIA Engineer for parametric/generative design.
It takes Grasshopper geometry and produces a SCIA Engineer XML with the corresponding data.
Manual / Help / changelog - Koala manual
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Straight segments, circle arcs with beam rotations and layers
Flat or curved surfaces with 3 to 4 edges
Complex plane surfaces, including complex openings and circular plane
Node supports, edge supports
Line loads, free loads on surfaces
Mesh size definition
Batch-mode: ability to run an analysis and get results through "esa_xml.exe"
Download attached zip file.
Unblock downloaded zip file and extract it.
Input dll from extracted folder to folder with Grasshopper Add-ons.
Open the Grasshopper and feel free to connect any geometry you want to the Koala component.
Set up the input fields (file paths, etc) of the component according to your system
Make sure that the koala.xml.def file is in the same folder as the generated XML file to ensure proper import
In SCIA Engineer, use the menu items "Import XML" or "Update XML"