Topology first approach to conceptual design

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New software library represents space rather than just building fabric to aid analysis

Topologic is a new software library for architects and engineers that can be used for 3D conceptual design. It creates topologically-connected lightweight building models that are adept at representing space rather than just building fabric.

In the software, buildings are represented by an external envelope and the enclosed space subdivided into separate spaces and zones using zero-thickness internal surfaces. According to the developers, because Topologic maintains topological consistency, a user can query these cellular spaces and surfaces regarding their topological data and thus conduct various analyses, including energy analysis and structural analysis.

Topologic is platform-independent so is designed to work with visual data flow programming applications such as Dynamo and Grasshopper and parametric modelling platforms commonly used in architectural design practice.

 

 

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