Karen joined Itasca Australia in 2017, and with a background in marketing and process improvement, she provides administration support to the team and manages software sales for the region.
Dr. Sharrock has 15 years industry experience in a wide range of rock mechanics positions such as Principal Geotechnical Engineer (Newcrest Mining NL), Rock Mechanics Engineer (Mt Isa Mines), Senior Geotechnical Consultant (AMC Consultants), Senior Lecturer in Geotechnical Engineering (UNSW) and Associate Professor - Caving Geomechanics (UQ).
Griddle and BlockRanger are mesh generation tools which plug into the Rhino CAD system. Griddle and BlockRanger are only available for the Windows versions of Rhino 5 (64-bit) or Rhino 6 (only available in 64-bit). A single installer (Griddle_xxxx.msi) will install Griddle and BlockRanger products on your computer. Your license will determine which components are enabled. Rhino, the CAD system (installed separately from Griddle and BlockRanger), is used for constructing model geometry. Instructions are provided below to get started with Rhino, Griddle, and BlockRanger.
If a network key was purchased, follow these steps:
Griddle and BlockRanger are plug-ins for Rhinoceros CAD software. Rhino, sold separately, is required in order to use Griddle and BlockRanger. Itasca is an authorized OEM reseller of Rhino.
Griddle and BlockRanger require a license key to
run with full functionality enabled. A license key can be obtained by
contacting www.itascacg.com/sales. A Griddle license automatically includes a full access to BlockRanger. BlockRanger can also be purchased separately from Griddle. A BlockRanger license does not allow access to Griddle functionality. BlockRanger will also work with a FLAC3D v6.0 or a 3DEC v5.2 license key. If a license key is not present, Griddle and BlockRanger will operate in a demonstration mode. In demonstration mode, the Griddle surface remesher and volume mesher output a maximum of 600 surface or volume elements respectively. The Griddle surface mesh intersector does not operate in a demonstration mode. BlockRanger will only output VRML format in demonstration mode.
A PDF version of the Griddle and BlockRanger User’s Guide and associated example files can be downloaded HERE or they are accessible from the Windows Start menu if you installed Griddle or BlockRanger.
The user’s guide provides step-by-step instructions for creating models in Rhino and generating computational grids for FLAC3D (Itasca, 2012) and 3DEC (Itasca, 2013). Output to other formats (ANSYS, ABAQUS, …) is as simple as a key press.
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