Generative design is a widespread phenomena due to new programming environments. Also, implementation tools, leveraging generative design as a base, are becoming more accessible.
GENERATIVE DESIGN IS AN ITERATIVE DESIGN PROCESS
Generative design is an approach to the design of digital or physical products, where a person delegates a part of processes to the computer platforms or technologies. By the way, generative design produces appropriate designs from a set of system design requirements. It allows to choose an optimal solution from a range of different variants according to the specific needs. It means that generative design is an iterative design process with cloud computing where the software generates design alternatives and then learn from each iteration what works and what doesn’t.
GENERATIVE DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING
Nowadays generative design is actively implemented in the AEC sphere. Designers or engineers input design goals into generative design software, along with parameters, such as: materials, manufacturing methods, and cost constraints. And then the team can turn the raw idea into a holistic interface with good logical work.
For example, Autodesk has elaborated Fusion 360 that integrates CAD, CAM and CAE Software. It unifies design, engineering and manufacturing into a single platform. As a result, 3D Design & Modeling, Simulation, Generative Design, Documentation, Collaboration and Manufacturing simplify the entire workflow with one unified platform.
FUTURE OF AI ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN
In the nearest future, daily items and usual vehicles will be based on generative design technology, as AI becomes part of all work processes. So, we will have opportunity to observe more things suited to consumer needs, in less time, with less material waste, and less negative impact on our environment.
“When you incorporate manufacturability, strength, aesthetic and design intent into generative design, you can get your products to market a heck of a lot faster that way (Rob Cohee – Autodesk’s senior manager of manufacturing technical marketing).”