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HVAC System Selection with Generative Design

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    Selecting the best HVAC system for a given building is impossible. Why? Because each design is measured with several contradicting metrics. With computational design, a holistic set of rules can be used to find a range of potential design solutions. The computers then generate and evaluate a vast number of designs. A building's owner can then review these solutions, measuring and visualizing pros and cons. This session will explore this idea, using generative design to evaluate different mechanical systems for a given building. We’ll start exploring methods for gathering Revit software’s geometry and defining parametric rules for other system arrangements. Next, we’ll take things to the next level by building a Generative Design in Revit workflow that evaluates each design option. Architects and engineers will leave inspired, understanding the generative design buzz and ready to use this new way of thinking to disrupt the current design process.

    Key Learnings

    • Gain an understanding of what generative design is and where it can be utilized
    • Explore how computational design techniques can be used to solve practical challenges commonly found in MEP system design
    • Discover how to define rules and measure success for generative design analysis
    • Learn how to use Autodesk’s newest generative design through HVAC system selection process