Replimat grid

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Replimat isometric graph paper
Replimat grid isometric graph paper high res

Problem

Creativity, design, and planning are more difficult without appropriate framing, and collaboration can increase the difficulty of a project.

Approach

Standardization is one way to facilitate collaboration and benefit from the network effect. Replimat is designed to fit the interference pattern of the set of existing standards. Which is to say that we have chosen dimensions where the existing standards happen to agree or come close. This minimizes adjustment to local materials and ensures adaptability of each component in uncertain futures.

We have also developed a grid and graph paper which we find useful to plan and document projects. Graph paper enables, with pencil and paper, many complex calculations and figures not easily accomplished without computer aided design.

To do

  • demonstrate use of OpenStructures style grid for part design
  • demonstrate use of Replimat graph paper for project design

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