Koala is a Grasshopper component to connect Grasshopper with SCIA Engineer for parametric/generative design.

It takes Grasshopper geometry and produces a SCIA Engineer XML with the corresponding data.



  • Straight segments, circle arcs, lines and polylines with beam rotations and layers

  • Flat or curved and circular surfaces

  • Complex plane surfaces, including complex openings

  • Hinges

  • Node supports, edge supports

  • Line loads, free loads on surfaces

  • Mesh size definition

  • Batch-mode: ability to run an analysis and get results through "esa_xml.exe"

  • And more…

See our webinar below how to use Koala in your projects

If you miss something you can vote for feature or add new https://koala.ideas.aha.io/​

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