I’m Yen, a current master student who has installed the SOFISTIK educational version.
I wish to inquire on the export of my structure model from Rhino / Grasshopper to SOFISTIK SSD for analysis. For your information, I’ve modelled my structure in Rhino with the aids of Grasshopper script. I wish to export my modelled structure to SOFISTIK for analysis. I have online searched for the ways of exportation, and found out that if not mistaken, there is a need to install the Sofistik / Rhinoceros interface as the link attached ( https://www.sofistik.com/products/finite-elements/rhinoceros-interface/ ). I guess this is a plugin for Rhinoceros. Kindly correct me if I’m wrong.
However, I noticed that this is for a 30 days trial only. For your information, I am a current Master student who needs to carry out my research dissertation for 7 months. Therefore, I wish to inquire if there are any trial versions which allow a longer period of usage for students.
Or would it have other ways for the exportation from Rhino/Grasshopper to Sofistik?
( For your information, when I opened my Rhino/Grasshopper, there is the message that pop out: "Plug-in file: C:\Program Files\SOFiSTiK\2020\SOFiSTiK Rhinoceros Interface 2020\sofrhino.rhp
The plug-in is designed to run in the latest Rhino 6.0 Service Release. Please download the latest service release from: https://www.rhino3d.com/sr ).
However, the above latest service link is unavailable for accessing. Therefore, I’m not sure whether if it is my Rhino version problem. So far, I’m using Rhino 6 and it is usable, just that cannot link / export to Sofistik. There is no “Sofistik” tab in my Rhino for me to export my done modelled structure.
Looking forward to hearing from you.