DATES: Thursday, April 18 - Friday, April 19, 2024

LOCATION: The Barrel House, 111 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This in-person course provides an overview of the capabilities and features of Rhino3D CAD software and the Griddle meshing plugin. The course covers major principles of structured and unstructured surface and volume meshing, describes various Rhino and Griddle commands, and provides a number of applied examples. The course is designed for engineers and researchers constructing complex meshes for FLAC3D, 3DEC, or various finite element software.

The course will include: Introduction to Rhino CAD environment, CAD modeling, and meshing principles, demos of working in Rhino and Griddle, basic meshing examples, practical exercises of mesh construction for civil engineering and mining applications, and discussion and questions.

RECOMMENDATIONS: It is recommended attendees have FLAC3D or 3DEC (full version, v9.0 preferred) installed on their machines to be able to visualize volume grids generated by Griddle.


  • A full (licensed) version of Griddle 2.0 is required. Users without a full version of Griddle 2.0 may request a temporary web license for the duration of the course.
  • A full or evaluation version of Rhino 7 is required.
  • This is hands-on training, so a laptop computer with administrative rights is required.
  • Please note that this is an in-person event only, there are no virtual/remote attendance options.


Andrey Pyatigorets

Dr. Andrey Pyatigorets

Senior Software Engineer


Discounted pricing is available for current/active students and professors (Early Bird: $450; Standard: $500). Please contact education@itascacg.com with proof of enrollment for a unique coupon code. 

Are you a current ITASCA Educational Partnership participant? Please contact education@itascacg.com for your unique coupon code. 

Early Bird period is available until Feb 29, 2024.

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