Generative design is often regarded as the epitome of design perfection. Yet, it has constraints and requirements, like any other tool. Organizations can apply generative design a number of different ways to yield benefits.
One way to apply generative design is to explore options during the concept creation stage. Generative design’s automation capabilities uncover many new geometries that may work well within given design constraints. This is a highly beneficial strategy for companies that are innovating in the design and engineering space.
Another way to apply generative design is to refine existing designs, or design spaces, to optimize them. Some generative design solutions allow users to include manufacturing constraints, making this approach more feasible. This includes defining manufacturing constraints for machining, casting, and additive manufacturing. Some solutions also incorporate cost measures as requirements and constraints, allowing companies to make more informed decisions to protect product profit margins.