This work is funded by the National Science Foundation CAREER Award (NSF CAREER-1944691).
PolyFrame 2 is a geometry-based, structural form-finding plugin for Rhinoceros3d and Grasshopper implementing polyhedron-based 3D graphic statics. Built upon PolyFrame for Rhino, this new version incorporates a Grasshopper plug-in that not only makes all previous functions available to Grasshopper, but also introduces a variety of new features including tension-compression-combined form-finding, algebraic 3D graphic statics, matrix static and kinematic analysis, scripting interface, built-in examples, and a lot more. The algebraic approach greatly expands the solution space and allows for flexible manipulations of form and force diagrams based on the geometric degrees of freedom. The matrix analysis tools provide additional methods for evaluating the static and kinematic behaviors of the form-finding results.