parametric tool for making geodesic structures of human-scale proportion
layout for iPhone X
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent dome calculator!
I have been studying geodesics for more than 25 years, majored in Design Science, and live in a geodesic dome. I know dome stuff. ;-)
This is an excellent tool for calculating geodesic geometries, with a colorful and intuitive interface, that lets you easily design a dome based on either octahedral or icosohedral geometries, and up to nine frequency complexity.
It also lets you take a "slice" of your dome, so that you can create various portions of a full severe, depending on your needs. And when you are satisfied, and have given it the height and/or diameter that you wish, it will calculate all the piece lengths, in either English or metric units, and give you a helpful color-coded assembly diagram.
Honestly, this thing covers all the bases in a very easy to use format. It even lets you save dome geometries of your favorite domes. (Though I have not figured out how to delete saved domes, yet.)
Whether you are a geometry and dome fiend like I am, or someone just trying to plan out a dome for Burning Man, this tool will help you. Highly recommended!
Takes the guesswork out of the picture. I really like the scaling feature to determine most efficient use of material length for the struts, as well as the color coded strut feature. In general, it's fun to play around with the various dome frequencies. Love it!
This is super simple and perfect for calculating what you will need for your dome. I wish it had more options for slicing vertically and for intersecting other domes as well as other geometries.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.