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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.

Download

The latest releases can be found on the Geodesica-SFX Download page.

Development Status

The latest news concerning the next release can be found here.

MPEG4 Instructional Videos

Eden Project Dome Spaceframe 23.2 MB
Union Tank Car Dome Spaceframe 10.3 MB
Method Three Breakdown 10.7MB

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

   Range Adjust / Truncate

   Envelopes

   Struts

   Hubs

   Strut and Hub Intersections

   Modelling Operations

   Preferences

Quad-Edge Data Structure

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