Generative Design by Autodesk will be Released by December 2017

Written by Damien Jovica


NetFabb, Fusion 360, Dynamo, Inventor and Within are some of the many generative design technologies that Autodesk offer.

Generative Design is software that employs user input, such as constraints, loads and materials, to generate multiple designs.

While the current design software is innovative, the design workflows require designers to manually make iterations and copies, which can be very tedious and painstaking when it comes to organic design.

Generative Design follows the methodology of Define > Generate > Explore > Fabricate:

The benefit of having hundreds of designs to explore, provides the designer with the power to iterate a variation which might have been unachievable when using today’s design tools, or, at the time, even unthinkable to the designer.

Below is an interactive 3D model of a chair, created using the upcoming Generative Design software by Autodesk.



In December, Auto desk are planning to release Generative Design, which is based on Project Dreamcatcher, the Labs Technology Preview.

Difference limitations and variables are created in this example, and using materials such as a 135kg load of wood, the software calculates hundreds of different design options. The user can then take the design to the CAM environment for manufacturing.


For more information about Autodesk’s Generative Design tools for Manufacturing and Construction, contact us on 1300 667 263 

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