234.183 Parametric Tools for Structural BIM Design
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020W, SE, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: SE Seminar
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe:

Methods and software for structural design in the early planning phases

Methods and software for parametric design in early planning phases

Methods for applying interfaces for data transfer from analytical models in Grasshopper to architectural models in BIM software and finite element method software

Which processes and data structures are necessary to carry out a structural design optimization

Subject of course

This course is offered to students of architecture and civil engineering.

Part 1: Theoretical Basics - Basics of Rhino and Grasshopper software

Part 2: Presentation of the optimization script for a predefined construction task (supporting structure, production hall)

Part 3: Interdisciplinary modeling and optimization

Part 4: Interfaces and Data Exchange Grasshopper to BIM and FEM

Part 5: Presentation of the projects developed by the students

Teaching methods

Demonstration of a concrete script

Modeling and optimization

Presentation of models by students

Working in interdisciplinary teams

The tasks of this course are offered on the basis of the course Integrated BIM Design Lab.

Mode of examination


Additional information

Please consider the plagiarism guidelines of TU Wien when writing your seminar paper: Directive concerning the handling of plagiarism (PDF)



Course dates

Mon11:00 - 14:0005.10.2020 GM 8/9Einführungsveranstaltung
Wed16:00 - 18:0007.10.2020 onlineVorlesung Scructural Optimisation
09:00 - 17:0012.10.2020 - 13.10.2020 FAV Hörsaal 1 - INFSchulung Grasshopper + Karamba 3D
Tue12:00 - 18:0020.10.2020 AbgesagtSchulung Revit ABGESAGT
Wed09:00 - 18:0021.10.2020 GM 8/9Schulung Archicad
Parametric Tools for Structural BIM Design - Single appointments
Mon05.10.202011:00 - 14:00 GM 8/9Einführungsveranstaltung
Wed07.10.202016:00 - 18:00 onlineVorlesung Scructural Optimisation
Mon12.10.202009:00 - 17:00 FAV Hörsaal 1 - INFSchulung Grasshopper + Karamba 3D
Tue13.10.202009:00 - 17:00 FAV Hörsaal 1 - INFSchulung Grasshopper + Karamba 3D
Tue20.10.202012:00 - 18:00 AbgesagtSchulung Revit ABGESAGT
Wed21.10.202009:00 - 18:00 GM 8/9Schulung Archicad

Examination modalities

Grundkenntnisse in Grasshopper sind von Vorteil

Es wird eine Schulung im Zuge der LV angeboten

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
01.09.2020 00:00 11.10.2020 00:00 18.10.2020 00:00



No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Basic knowledge of Grasshopper is an advantage

Training is offered as part of the course


  • Attendance Required!