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Computer‐Aided Design (CAD) systems have matured into comprehensive environments that enable designers to efficiently represent and refine their designs. Parametric modeling, in which a design can be easily altered after it is made, is a major recent development in the building sector of the CAD industry. Bentley's Generative Components (GC) is a one such system. This MITACS ACCELERATE project with Bentley Systems, Incorporated, developers of engineering, design and CAD software, aims at improvements in a key aspect of GC and at new knowledge of algorithms and interfaces for design systems. It will use results from a separate research area in CAD. In generative design, rules are used to specify actions that a design system may take autonomously. The project will increase the adaptability of GC part libraries by using rules whereby parts can automatically detect where they can be applied within a design. The result will be increased efficiency in using parametric models and greater ability of such models to change when new information is made available to the design process.
Dr. Robert Woodbury
Davis Marques, Karine Kozlova,Roham Sheikholeslami, Maryam Maleki
Bentley Systems Incorporated
Interactive arts and technology
Information and communications technologies
Simon Fraser University
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