Whitepaper: The 7 habits of highly effective generative design
Generative Design is a new disruptive technology that delivers a paradigm shift for the design and engineering of new products. The conventional design cycle has well-defined steps that include definition, research, specification, design, development, test, revise and revise again until a suitable product is developed. Generative Design is an innovation that significantly alters this way of thinking. It leverages topology optimization, artificial intelligence, and advanced simulation which automatically creates multiple viable design alternatives by specifying simple design criteria.
Engineers are no longer limited by their imagination, experience level, or legacy designs. They are freed from routine design work as advanced algorithms take over actual geometry definition and can now use their skills to evaluate the various concepts generated. Not only are all design concepts smooth organic topologies that satisfy design criteria, but they overcome the most challenging task of being ready and optimized for Additive Manufacturing.
Generative Design bridges the engineering skills gap between theoretical knowledge and practical experience in mechanical systems and components. It boosts engineering creativity and innovation, drives efficiency, decreases weight, and reduces time-to-market for new products. Generative Design saves costs at every stage of the product’s lifecycle.
This paper further elaborates, how to most effectively make use of generative design approaches, by explaining seven habits in virtual design tools.