Lightweight Structures is the Australian Distributor for Formfinder Software. Architects can talk to us about receiving a complimentary download of Formfinder Light.
Formfinder is design software that is as easy to operate as a sheet of paper and a pencil. Formfinder assists architects and project planners in the design, planning and cost-effectiveness assessment for the implementation of form-active structures.
Form-active structures are made of flexible non-rigid materials ranging from, for instance, a simple awning to “textile façades” and the roofing over sports stadiums. The Formfinder software generates a productive dialogue between the client, the architect, the structural planner and the manufacturer of the materials used.
A sketch is drawn by hand of a spatial model that is examined in terms of its physical, geometrical and architectural characteristics. This examination is necessary for every design, since form-active structures cannot be described in terms of shape and geometry easily in drawings. The reason for this is in the direct influence that the material characteristics have on the desired geometry and shape.
Formfinder compares the desired design with projects that have already been implemented. As a result, Formfinder is a kind of “Google for form-active structures”. Knowing what has already been built, when, by whom, where and how is of considerable commercial value and forms the basis for every successful implementation project.
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