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Geodesica-SFX is an OpenGL geodesic modeller that implements cross-target quad-edge lattices. The program can construct a variety of advanced spaceframes, such as the Eden Project Dome and the Union Tank Car Dome.

Geodesica-SFX comes in two builds: Geodesica-SFX-OpenGL which uses accelerated hardware rendering, and Geodesica-SFX-MesaGL which uses software rendering. If the OpenGL build does not run on your computer, try the MesaGL build instead. The page Legacy OpenGL Issues explains why there are two different builds.

Geodesica-SFX-OpenGL

This build uses accelerated hardware rendering (fast) but may not be compatible with the latest graphics cards.
Tested on Microsoft ® Windows XP and Microsoft ® Windows 7.
Geodesica-SFX-OpenGL-0-9-8-6-win32.zip
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15.5 MB (16,288,066 bytes)
Mon Aug 13 14:20 BST 2018
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Geodesica-SFX-MesaGL

This build uses software rendering (slow) but should run on most Microsoft ® Windows computers.
Tested on Microsoft ® Windows XP and Microsoft ® Windows 7.
Geodesica-SFX-MesaGL-0-9-8-6-win32.zip
Md5 checksum:
18aa2fb25b4c6b25d1fccfaefd3e4f5e
16.4 MB (17,238,338 bytes)
Mon Aug 13 09:40 BST 2018
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YouTube Channel

Here you can find demonstrations on how to use the program:

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Documentation

New documentation in progress; the following pages refer to the development version of Geodesica-SFX and may differ slightly from the release version.

BASIC PRINCIPLES

   Spherical Geometry Primer

   Great Circle Systems

   Geodesic Subdivision

   Symmetria Mirabilis

INTERFACE

   The following shows the main UI components; their use is discussed under ‘OPERATION’.

OPERATION

   Target Mechanism

   Isolate Mechanism

   Truncations

   Envelopes

   Struts

   Hubs

   Strut and Hub Intersections

   Preferences

Quad-Edge Data Structure

Export

Development Status

In the works: Geodesica-SFX 1.0 with full Undo/Redo, native Save/Open wmof files, and high-precision streams.