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Mesh Generation, Made Effortless

As a versatile Rhinoceros CAD plugin, Griddle is the ideal solution for tackling complex model geometries and simulations. This powerful tool naturally simplifies even the most intricate and repetitive meshing tasks, allowing you to streamline your modeling process with ease.

Solutions for Varied Geotechnical Challenges

What Kinds Of Problems Can Griddle Solve?

Griddle: Generate Complex Geometries Effortlessly

Effortlessly incorporate Griddle into your Rhino workflow as a specialized plugin, delivering advanced meshing solutions tailored to FLAC3D and 3DEC applications.

Large intersection model incorporating soil stratigraphy, abutments and walls, sand inclusions, piles and controlled modulus columns (CMCs).

Initial elastic total displacements of a slope easily constructed using surfaces, solids, and Boolean volumes.

Complex hybrid mesh lined tunnels.

Hydropower dam and surrounding complex surface terrain.

Go from (left) a Rhino CAD drawing of the Baihetan Dam to (center) a 3D volume model, which (right) can retain geological structures for ITASCA software.

Baihetan Dam power house tunnels and caverns showing (left) Rhino drawing and (right) ITASCA software model.

Model of a salt dome and surrounding geology.

High quality, fully hexahedral oil & gas reservoir generated in Griddle-Rhino.

With Griddle-Rhino it is possible to generate very high quality hybrid volume meshes for fast and accurate results. Openings can be divided for sequential excavations.

Griddle-Rhino was used to generate the rock mass mesh, including geological layers and the topographic surface for an underground research laboratory.

Open pit quickly generated from an imported DXF file.

Utilize Rhino's CAD tools to draw, repeat, & extrude lines into surfaces & surfaces into volumes. Then improve meshes & generate volume meshes. Pre-name groups for later use in models.

Open pit mine with broken faults shown. All faults are conformal for a high quality volume mesh.

Volume mesh types available are all-hexahedral, hexahedral-dom, and all-tetrahedral.

Pre-define through-going model cuts while limiting joint behavior to only the joint regions.

Generate complex, regular hexahedral zones using the Block Ranger tool.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT

Why Choose Griddle?

Elevate mesh generation for complex model geometries with a streamlined approach, making it easy to create high-quality meshes for FLAC3D and 3DEC simulations, including the ability to run two instances simultaneously. Discover why Griddle is the ideal choice:

  • Both human-readable and compact mesh export formats

  • Faster and robust meshing engine

  • Separate and merge intersected meshes

  • Advanced meshing controls and improved logic for hard edges/nodes

  • Specify local mesh size via a property field

  • Automatic surface mesh checks

  • Handling concave surfaces and node/edge issues

  • Mesh manipulation tools (explode, extract, sub-mesh)

  • GHEAL for surface mesh problem identification and fixing

  • GEXTEND for extending surface meshes and quick meshes

  • Griddle software excels in its remarkable ease of use, simplifying the process of 3D model construction. Leveraging the interactive capabilities of Rhino 3D CAD alongside its own potent toolsets, Griddle empowers users with an intuitive and efficient modeling experience. Learning to navigate Griddle is a breeze, thanks to its user-friendly interface and straightforward workflow, which is well-defined and thoughtfully designed. The software’s short learning curve is further supported by comprehensive documentation and a wealth of step-by-step tutorials, ensuring that users can quickly leverage its full potential and seamlessly integrate it into their geoengineering projects.

  • Griddle software boasts an impressive speed that sets it apart in the realm of geoengineering. It let’s you swiftly mesh highly intricate geologies and complex engineering structures, effortlessly conquering the challenges posed by these demanding tasks. The software’s meshing engine operates with remarkable efficiency and robustness, ensuring that it can handle even the most intricate models. What’s more, Griddle’s performance isn’t limited to high-end systems; it remains remarkably fast even when used on standard laptop computers, making it a versatile and accessible tool for practitioners and researchers alike.

  • Griddle software is a powerhouse, offering advanced and accurate 3D modeling tools. It excels at handling intersecting joints and faults with a robust mesh intersector, ensuring high-quality modeling of complex geological structures. Griddle also allows for the creation of “floating” surface meshes within volumes. Users have precise control over curves, surfaces, solids, and 2D and 3D meshing parameters. For customization and automation, Griddle supports Visual Basic, Python scripting, and Grasshopper, enabling tailored workflows for maximum efficiency.

  • Griddle is a versatile and flexible volume mesh generator suitable for diverse applications. It seamlessly imports geometries from multiple formats, interfaces with various software types, and offers direct export options to grid files for FLAC3D and 3DEC. It also supports a range of other modeling export formats, including ABAQUS, ANSYS, NASTRAN, LS-DYNA, VRML, and CSV, making it adaptable to various industries and workflows.

  • Efficient/compact export formats for 3DEC, FLAC3D, and CSV

  • Faster and robust meshing engine

  • Separate and merge intersected meshes

  • Enhanced meshing controls and improved logic for hard edges/nodes

  • Specify local mesh size via a property field

  • Automatic surface mesh checks

  • Handling concave surfaces and node/edge issues

  • Mesh manipulation tools (explode, extract, sub-mesh)

  • GHEAL for surface mesh problem identification and fixing

  • GEXTEND for extending surface meshes and quick meshes

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See What Users Have To Say

“Using Griddle, the 3D [mesh] was introduced into 3DEC models (including zones and contacts) in a relatively efficient amount of time.”
Fico Dio Agrensa, PhD Candidate
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