This week has been interesting: after speculating last week about how the COVID-19 pandemic might change our design criteria – especially as it might relate to Generative Design – this week I ended up diving into a project related to exactly that. I’ll share more on this in due course.
In the meantime, I thought I’d post a quick round-up of some news that has been coming in on the new Generative Design feature (formerly known as Project Refinery) in Revit 2021.
To start with, here’s a good article from Autodesk that announces the feature.
Next up, here’s a helpful video that walks through how it works.
In terms of external coverage, I came across these two articles that may be of interest to people:
In addition to focusing on GD-related tasks, this week, it was also the second official virtual Forge Accelerator (in reality it was the third, as the first was unofficial, having been planned to be in-person but eventually being held virtually when the Sydney office closed earlier on in the current crisis). I didn’t end up participating, this week, as fully as I might have – having been asked at short notice to devote time to this other activity – but I do want to spend a few words next week sharing my impressions of this new format. But more on that next week.