Methods of graphic statics were created in the 19th Century, at a time when the pencil and the piece of paper were the common medium. Combined with contemporary graphical capabilities of computers, graphic statics gain new relevance for early-stage structural design. Rather than assuming that modern graphic statics are just a computerized version of classical graphic statics, the old methods leading to the construction of graphic statics diagrams should be reinvented in order for designers to benefit the most from the new digital medium.

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