What is generative design?
Generative design mimics nature and uses computer algorithms to create multiple designs. First of all, you have to come up with the design. Then, designers or engineers load parameters such as materials, manufacturing methods, and costs into software. When you load all the data, the software explores all the possible modifications. It tests all the possibilities. And creates the best possible generative design alternatives.
What is mind blowing here is that there is no single solution. Instead, there are thousands of ingenious solutions. You just have to choose the design that best fits your needs.
Generative design benefits
In a nutshell, it saves time, money, boosts creativity, it makes boring designs new and exciting. As oppose to a human who can create one idea for a period of time, a computer can generate thousands, along with the data to demonstrate which designs function best. Generative design lets you create perfect shapes. Some of these forms are impossible to make with traditional manufacturing methods. Instead, we use new manufacturing methods. When you set goals and parameters, the software will create high-performing design options based on data provided. It resolves incompatible design constraints so you can focus on innovating.