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FATHOM has released an open source CAD / 3D printing plug-in: Crystallon.
Feb 25, 2018

FATHOM, a rapid prototyping company based in Oakland, calif., and Seattle, developed Crystallon, an open-source CAD / 3D printing plug-in for creating grid structures in Rhino and Grasshopper.


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As an alternative to the city's grid design software, FATHOM's new Crystallon plug-in is developed by Aaron Porterfield, one of the industrial designers of 3D printing company.


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In advanced Rhino and Grasshopper users would be welcome news, Porterfield FATHOM and 3D design plug-in source has released the grid, "not only to share with the community, but also by its users to further development."The tool is left as a cluster and can be opened and modified at will.


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The advantages of CAD software plug-ins including can generate grid structure in the Rhino design environment, without the need for export to the third party software, other advantages include modular and plug-in with other powerful 3D modeling tool in the Grasshopper of combining ability.

 

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FATHOM says it is looking for user feedback to improve.The future Crystallon plan includes utilities to import and export between more powerful simulation packages to include in the next release.


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