CADRE Geo 6 - Geodesic design application
Windows 8, 7 and Vista (32 & 64 bit), XP, 2000 with Microsoft .Net 2.0 framework
New version 6.3
CADRE Geo is intended as a serious design tool for architects, engineers, and designers of geodesic structures including domes. It can also be very useful for others interested in studying the many fascinating aspects of geodesic design. CADRE is NOT a cookbook for building geodesic domes nor does it perform, or confirm, the structural integrity of any design. Another application CADRE Pro is very well suited for structural analysis of geodesic structures with many features included especially for this purpose.
CADRE Geo is a design utility that can generate a wide variety of geodesic and spherical (or ellipsoidal) 3D (wire frame and surface models) for import to CAD or finite element analysis applications and for generating detail design data for the members that make up the structure. In addition to generating its own structures, it can import custom text files of spherical points and element created in other applications to take advantage of the many geometric analysis features in CADRE Geo.
CADRE Geo can produce tables of hubs, struts, and panels grouped into like types with detail geometric information. The like-types of hubs, panels, and/or struts can be highlighted on the structural display. Design drawings of hubs and panels can be output as clean DXF files suitable for import to CAD or structural analysis applications. CADRE Geo is compatible the CADRE Pro structural analysis application as well as with many CAD drawing programs.
CADRE Geo is not only a practical design tool but is an educational tool as well. It supports all major types of geodesic layouts (breakdown methods) for the icosahedron, octahedron, and tetrahedron for both Class I and II with special features for studying single face layouts. CADRE Geo is the only geodesic generator application that supports all three standard breakdown methods for both geodesic class I and II for all the polyhedrons as discussed in the popular geodesic texts.
New Version 6.3 provides additional schemes for leveling the dome base which economize on the number of different components.
Spheres, Spheroids, Domes, or just a single face for study.
Tetrahedron, Octahedron, Icosahedron of both class I and class II
Structures can be generated as spheroidal and ellipsoidal (with eccentricity about any and all axes)
Chose struts only, panels only, or both integrated struts and panels
Provides for classification of parts into hubs, panels, and struts of the same type with the ability to highlight like types on the display.
Support for all standard breakdown methods (Method 1, Method 2, and Method 3).
Used in Ocean Technology
such as open sea fish farms
Domes are created by defining a cut plane within the contour of the spherical (or ellipsoidal) structure.
The dome base can be established relative to any Cartesian plane independent of the chosen geodesic construction zenith.
Geodesic dome features provide for leveling the base and flattening the spherical curvature of domes.
5/8 dome designed with CADRE Geo analyzed with CADRE Pro and constructed in the Kingdom of Tonga
Specialized dome construction tools
for handling truncation lines and foundations
Green houses and many other free span structures
Low profile spherical surfaces
Special provisions for creating spherical segment type domes. These are low profile structures suitable for tank covers.
Used extensively in the design of
Tables of detail design data for the structure (e.g. volume, surface area, etc.), struts, hubs, and panels.
Drawings (DXF format) of the structure with identification of hub and strut members (by type or by individual number)
Drawings (DXF format) of hubs with detail design of hole patterns and attachment codes for disk type hubs.
|Drawings (DXF format) of panels with dihedrals, vertex
angles, and dimensions as well as connection codes.
A complete set of hub or panel drawings can be output all at once.
Dihedral angles can be output as individual edge contributions (for cutting the panel edge) or alternatively as inter-panel values.
If struts are also included in the model, the associated strut type code is also shown on each panel edge in the panel drawing.