This lesson provides a hands-on demo of downloading Discover, connecting it to a simple Grasshopper model, and running your first optimization. It also covers the basic elements of the Discover interface so you can start integrating optimization into your own design workflows.

To download and install the Discover plugin go to https://colidescope.com/discover. This site contains step-by-step instructions for installing the plugin and common troubleshooting.

For an in-depth tutorial on installing and using the Karamba structural analysis plugin used in the Bridge sample file, please see this related course: https://live.colidescope.com/courses/simulating-structure/.