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Design. Exponentially.

Autodesk generative design

Expand your ability to deliver innovative design and engineering solutions. 

Simultaneously generate multiple CAD-ready solutions based on real-world manufacturing constraints and product performance requirements.

Experience generative design November 13th in Las Vegas

Join us in Las Vegas on November 13th for a full-day immersive Generative design experience at Autodesk University 2018.

How is Autodesk generative design different?

Unlike topology optimization, Autodesk generative design provides designers and engineers with a full design exploration solution.

Benefits of generative design


Examine multiple design options and review trade-offs in materials, performance and manufacturing methods.


The generative design process takes additive constraints and material properties into account.


To maximize the potential of additive manufacturing, consolidate multiple components into solid parts.

Limited Time Offer

Don't miss out on the Get Started
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Offer expires September 30, 2018.

General Motors teams up with Autodesk

General Motors and the San Francisco-based software company Autodesk have a plan to upend how cars are designed, reducing the number of car parts that go into each car, while making cars both lighter and stronger. 

Generative design technical workshops

We're serious about getting people up to speed on the latest and greatest in generative design. If you or your team want to attend a workshop, we'd be happy to host you. 

Watch a video to learn more about our workshops.

Explore limitless possibilities with generative design.

See what the Harvard Business Review Analytic Services has to say about the benefits of generative design.

The latest on generative design

What’s “Aided” about CAD?

What if what the part looked like – the process you’ve learned to break down a shape into sketches and features – was the last consideration? Its form inconsequential to its real purpose – performing a specific function to specification. 

Latest Stories

What Generative Design Is and Why It's the Future of Manufacturing

Generative design replicates natural world's evolutionary approach with cloud computing to provide thousands of solutions to one engineering problem.

Generative Design Comes to Fusion 360

What first started as a Skunkworks-esque project known as Project Dreamcatcher deep in the Autodesk labs has evolved into the commercial version of Generative Design.