all about tension structures
Meliar Design has been involved in the development of light weight structures for over 20 years. Initially writing custom software for the aerodynamics, development and patterning of paragliders, then developing that software for use in the architectural tensile structures field, we have experience in software and hardware for the design, testing and production phases.
Our products work inside standard CAD packages, such as AutoCAD and Rhinoceros®. This enables the user to leverage their existing skills with a specialized add on package. The package can be series released, such as MPanel; or bespoke developed for a specific customer.
Our tensile fabric design software, MPanel, is the easiest to use tensioned fabric software on the market. MPanel works completely inside AutoCAD or Rhino as an add-on toolbar and includes functions from your initial relaxation to the final production stages, and then sends your patterns directly to your plotter, cutter, or grid pattern.
MPanel FEA (Finite Element Analysis) software is an additional module that allows a user to analyze MPanel 3D models for reactions due to environmental factors such as wind and snow loading.
Meliar Design is a member of the IFAI, Industrial Fabrics Association International. We are also members of Tensinet, the Fabric Structures Association, and the Fabric Graphics Association.