User’s Guide#

About SOFiSTiK#

SOFiSTiK is Europe’s leading manufacturer of construction software for analysis, design, and detailing. Over 2,000 customers worldwide use the company’s solutions to build large and complex infrastructure and buildings or implement special projects. These include the Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul and the new Leverkusen Bridge spanning the Rhine. Visit our Website to know more about us.


The SOFiSTiK Rhinoceros Interface is an extension to the 3D NURBS modeler Rhinoceros by Robert McNeel & Associates (Rhino), providing functionality to create a finite element model for structural analysis in SOFiSTiK directly from a CAD model defined in Rhinoceros. Properties for structural analysis like material, cross-sections or boundary conditions can be assiged to geometric entities in Rhino like points, curves or surfaces. Generating the finite element model can be directly started from within Rhino through the SOFiSTiK toolbar, which provides also access to SOFiSTiK programs like SSD, Animator, Wingraf or Teddy.

With the installation of the SOFiSTiK Rhinoceros Interface, Rhino will be available as additional preprocessor within the SOFiSTiK analysis environment (SOFiSTiK Structural Desktop).