Arup, Bimorph, Chaos Group, and McNeel, among the presenters at the Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting.

Join Simply Rhino and McNeel at Arup for the Grasshopper UK UGM, with updates from McNeel, a presentation from our hosts Arup, a Rhino.Inside.Revit case-study demonstration from Bimorph, and a V-Ray update from Chaos Group.

  • Date: Tuesday 4th October 2022
  • Time: 18:30-20:30
  • Location: Arup, 80 Charlotte Street, London, W1T 4QS
  • Book your place: Free to attend but places are limited and you must register for your place

Presenters at the Grasshopper UK UGM include:

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Conor Black, Aditya Tiwari and Veronika Heidegger from Arup.

Headshot of Conor Black from Arup.

Conor Black is an Associate at Arup, specialising in the development of novel computational techniques to design, pushing the boundaries of how to design for better, more sustainable outcomes.

Head shot of Aditya Tiwari from Arup.

Aditya is an Application Specialist (Structures) with Oasys, wherein he assists the end users with model reviews, support and training for GSA and GSA Gh. He also acts as an engineering consultant to the sales, marketing and product development teams.

Head shot of Veronika Heidegger from Arup

Veronika is a parametric designer at Arup. Her day-to-day work involves creating and managing custom computational tools to support engineering workflows. Since joining the firm in 2013 Veronika has worked on a variety of parametric design projects on different scales, from building component to master planning.

Conor will present how Arup applies novel methods to parametric and generative design with Rhino/Grasshopper, as well as how Arup overcomes complexity and scalability with its techniques.

The presentation will introduce the new Oasys GSA Grasshopper plugin. The main motivations behind developing the plugin will be discussed, while highlighting some of its key features. Some of the potential workflows and use case scenarios of the plugin will also be presented.

Arup has developed a scalable and reusable framework based on Rhino Compute that exposes Grasshopper scripts via a custom, project specific web-interface. In this way, parametric design tools become available to a larger user group and can be shared with clients. The interface allows us to compute and evaluate design options and collaboratively make informed decisions.

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Thomas Mahon from Bimorph

Rhino.Inside.Revit for Revit add-in development: Why professional devs SHOULD be using it

Rhino Inside Revit (RiR): forget the ubiquitous Grasshopper interactions with a Revit model you might have seen, this presentation is a technical deep dive showcasing the fully realised potential of RiR for professional Rhino and Revit C# addin developers.

Gain a unique insight into the true potential of RiR technology as a backend geometry engine for Revit addin development and learn about the significant advantages it has to offer professional developers.

The case study reveals the considerable benefits of RiR through a real-world formwork configuration tool. The presentation provides a before and after comparison between developing the addin using the Revit API vs the results following redevelopment targeting RhinoCommon (via RiR).

Screenshot to demonstrate a Rhino.Inside.Revit workflow


  • The superior repertoire of geometric classes and methods compared to the Revit API
  • Significant improvements to execution times and large reductions to SLOC
  • Lightweight geometry mapping and communication strategies between the two applications
  • PRODEV techniques for decoupling your apps from the Revit API

Learning Outcomes:

  • Realise the full potential of Rhino Inside Revit as a backend geometry engine for Revit add-ins
  • Discover significant software maintenance improvements with major reductions in SLOC
  • Learn how Rhino.Inside.Revit (RiR) supercharges Revit addin’s and circumvents Revit API geometry bottlenecks
  • Learn PRODEV strategies for implementing Rhino.Inside.Revit (RiR) into your Revit add-ins

Headshot photo of Thomas Mahon from Bimorph.

Thomas is the CEO of Bimorph and a professional software architect / engineer. With a background in Architecture, he has worked with leading architectural firms including Foster + Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners on a diverse range of technically complex, high-profile projects. This experience led Thomas into computational design and software engineering where he has specialised in developing next-generation construction design and delivery tools. Thomas has grown Bimorph into a highly successful construction technology company, with an international client-base and a reputation for providing high-end software engineering solutions.

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Yordan Zarev, CHAOS CG Specialist – Chaos

What’s new in V-Ray for Rhino?

3D Architectural Scene Modelled in Rhino 3D and Rendered in V-Ray 6 for Rhino. Shows a pathway from a building leading out to the exterior with skyscape and mountains, in the foreground there are cacti and a timber wall.

Join Yordan Zarev for an exploration of V-Ray 6 for Rhino. You’ll learn how its exciting new features can enhance your design process and bring your ideas to life.

Yordan Zarev has a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia. While studying, Yordan developed a passion for 3D rendering and decided to pursue a career in architectural visualisation. Since joining the Chaos team, Yordan has taken on numerous responsibilities in its 3D pipeline, creating stunning scenes and imagery for videos, training programs and webinars.

Catch up with our previous events, including our last Online Grasshopper UK User Group Meeting where we were joined by engineers Eckersley O’Callaghan and Karamba3D Developer, Clemens Preisinger.

Organised by Simply Rhino

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