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More Engineering with Excel

May 14, 2016 4

The one thing that unites all engineers across the globe is a love of Excel. In fact, it’s more than a love, it’s an obsession- the things I’ve seen some engineers achieve with Excel…Read More

An Evening With BaseStone

August 6, 2015

We’ve all been there; it’s practically a rite of passage for a growing engineer- that arch needs inspecting, that detail needs checking, the designer has (as usual) asked you to do something impossible…Read More

Fabrication Aware Design

April 7, 2014 4

A remarkable video where a rationalised, self-supporting structure was literally pulled into being, in real time, on a machine less powerful than my desktop. Well, I managed to get in touch with the…Read More

Microsoft Office for Engineers

March 10, 2014

Did you know that I maintain (adj. to sporadically apply fixes that break everything) three add-ins for the Microsoft Office suite? Each one borne out of a frustration with the software from continued exposure…Read More

Design By Differential Geometry

February 28, 2014 1

Yesterday I saw something beautiful. A flat, abstract, shape, lane in plane; a mesh atop- waiting. A point is picked, dragged into the third dimension; constrained in space, time, and probability. The…Read More

Programming Civil Engineers

January 30, 2014 9

The world of engineering has been becoming progressively more digital; with monstrosities such as ProjectWise entering the common vernacular (verb. to make someone else’s document control…Read More

Structural Diagrams Online

January 19, 2014

Allow me to introduce the wonderful world of ‘SimplySupported‘. This little widget knows how to render beam diagrams and write out the static formulae for a library of known structural…Read More

Design Yourself A Brunel Christmas!

January 1, 2014

Have yourself a parametric Christmas and happy new year with this Christmas Tree engineering design game- can you turn a profit against these winds?Read More

Parametric Design

October 14, 2013 4

After a weekend of prototyping (lit. creating an application from libraries and scripts loosely held together by hope and gaffa tape), this is the beginnings of my contribution to parametric design. “Woah” I hear you cry; “an application that draws…Read More

Finite Element Tetris

September 23, 2013 2

Finite elements software and have some time on your hands? Well, you buckle down to perform some serious geometrically non-linear dynamic imagt analysis… Ladies and Gentlemen, may I present to you: Finite Element Tetris.Read More