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Getting Started with Generative Design for AEC

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    Much of the early work around generative design at Autodesk was focused on manufactured products. Increasingly, though, it is being applied to design problems in architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC). Autodesk Research—mainly through its New York-based architectural studio, The Living—is exploring how one can use generative design to solve a variety of problems in the AEC space. Recent examples include Project Discover, where survey data from Autodesk's Toronto-based employees was used to help choose the layout for our new office in the MaRS Discovery District. Generative design was also used in the design of the Autodesk University 2017 exhibit hall. During this session we'll take a look at the tools available from Autodesk to apply generative design in the AEC industry. And we'll show how to get started with generative design by driving Dynamo with Refinery, Autodesk's new optimization engine.

    Key Learnings

    • Understand the core concepts behind generative design across industries
    • See examples of how Autodesk Research is using generative design in AEC
    • Learn how Dynamo can be used with Refinery to implement generative-design workflows
    • Become familiar with Autodesk's plans for generative design in the AEC space