Getting Started

How to start with paramate?

  1. Get a paramate account

    Right now paramate is in beta testing for external users. So just give it a try and contact us for getting access credentials

  2. Choose a CAD system and write a small configurator for testing

    First thing when building a configurator is to decide is which CAD system you want to use. Right now paramate supports trCAD, its native CAD system, or Grasshopper 3D for Rhinoceros.

    For trCAD find the documentation on the trCAD Documentation page. Tutorials for quick start can be found on the trCAD Tutorials page. From these tutorials you can get your first trCAD script for testing as a configurator.

    For Grasshopper there are a lot of resources to be found about making CAD scripts, for example on Wikipedia. Instructions for integrating open parameters in Grasshopper and using it with paramate can be found on the paramate Grasshopper/Rhino CAD backend instructions page.

    If you have made your first small configurable CAD file, proceed with the next step.

  3. Set up your test configurator in paramate

    In short, follow the steps below to set up your test configurator in the paramate cloud. A more detailed explanation can be found on our Creating Configurators Walkthrough page.

    1. Log in on the paramate admin page.
    2. To set up a new configurator, go to "your configurators".
    3. Click create new, choose a name and confirm. You can now setup the configurator.
    4. In the CAD section, upload your script and resource files.
    5. Set the CAD type to the system you use.
    6. Set main file to the file name that should be executed when running the configurator.
    7. In the rendering section, choose webgl or opengl as a renderer.
    8. Generate the default rendering files by clicking the wizard icon.
    9. In the registering section, hit add registration to choose one of your licenses and make the configurator available to the outside.
    10. Click the i icon to obtain a basic HTML page that makes a call to your configurator.

    Congratulations, now you have your first test configurator up and running on paramate with a basic HTML frontend.

Where to learn more about paramate?

More documentation and tutorials can be found on the paramate Documentation page.