Grasshopper — ARCHICAD Live Connection
Generate and manipulate BIM elements in ARCHICAD directly from Grasshopper
This tool enables Rhino/Grasshopper and ARCHICAD to communicate directly in order to create and manipulate a BIM model in full or in parts through Grasshopper’s visual scripting interface. Designers whose work is currently based on either Rhino/Grasshopper or ARCHICAD can leverage its functionality to their advantage. The live, associative and bi-directional nature of the connection enables users to build versatile workflows and utilize the connection in multiple scenarios.
In projects where the design is primarily determined by using the Rhino-Grasshopper toolset, users can apply the GH-AC Connection to convert the design into a full BIM model and still retain some of the algorithmic editing capabilities. In other cases, Rhino/Grasshopper (or other Rhino plug-in) can be used to complement an existing BIM project with algorithmic functions or freeform modelling environment in any stage of the design process. In these situations, the framework or reference geometry for the part designed in Grasshopper can be taken directly from ARCHICAD itself.
See ARCHICAD, Rhino and Grasshopper in Action
To see the real-time, bi-directional workflows between ARCHICAD, Rhino and Grasshopper in action, watch these videos presenting different real-life workflow scenarios!
Creating a Free-form
This video clip presents how to create a free-form shading device for a multi-story building using Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and ARCHICAD.
Creating a Parametric Tower
This workflow video presents how to create a parametric tower using Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and ARCHICAD.
Creating a Triangulated Surface with the Morph Tool in ARCHICAD
This workflow video presents how to create a free-form surface in Rhinoceros, which will subsequently be transformed to an ARCHICAD Morph element by using Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and ARCHICAD.
Creating a Parametric Fence
This video clip presents how to create a parametric fence using Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and ARCHICAD.
This video clip presents how to create algorithmic solar panels using Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and ARCHICAD.