AI Generative Design

Digital Blue Foam's proprietary AI makes generative design as easy as sketching with a pen, by eliminating the need to learn coding or visual programming.

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What is generative design?

Generative design is an iterative process that helps us explore designs. This is useful to everyone, designers, architects, and engineers. It harnesses the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to develop new high-performance design iterations that help solve complex challenges, reduce component weights and manufacturing costs, scale customization, and optimize performance. The inputs are a set of constraints that are met by the designs later. Unlike traditional design, where the process begins with a model based on an engineer’s knowledge, generative design begins with design parameters and uses AI to generate the model. By modifying the design parameters in an increasingly refined feedback loop, designers can find highly optimized and customized design solutions to a wide range of design challenges, such as making product components lighter, stronger, and more cost-effective. Generative design applications exist across many industries—from aerospace and architecture to manufacturing and consumer goods.

What is generative design used for?

Generative design is an iterative design process that helps us explore more design options in lesser time. By modifying the design parameters in an increasingly refined feedback loop, designers can find highly optimized and customized design solutions to a wide range of design challenges, such as making product components lighter, stronger, and more cost-effective. It is used for various operations and in several fields, ranging from aerospace engineering to architecture. It can design in a minute a joint in a truss, to even a whole building form. It is instrumental in designing furniture with a set of given constraints. Everything from chairs, tables, beds, and essential furniture, to advanced technical furniture can be designed using this. It is highly recommendable to be used for product design. It gives a new form to anything, according to our requirements.

Is generative design the future?

Generative design is the future of design. It quickly analyses the requirements and constraints and gives us several different options to choose from. It reduces the amount of time and effort of designers by a lot. Generative design software allows designers to generate designs and complete tasks in periods that would be humanly impossible when using more traditional software. The amount of design options generative design software can produce is truly mind-boggling. Ultimately, they’re much more numerous than anyone designer (or even one team of designers) could produce. When using generative design software, it’s straightforward to make changes and adjustments of any size to your design. Overall, generative design software can help designers make better products. It can be very cost-effective as a lesser workforce is required. The generative design presents unique possibilities for local, smaller-scale designers and makers too.

Why is generative design important?

Generative design is the technology that is going to change the design industry in many ways. Designers can understand that as satisfying as designing is, the job can be stressful a lot of times. From initial analysis to deriving a concept and then arriving at a form, the task is tedious as this process is not linear. The process is like a web where one needs to come back at various design points while simultaneously keeping a tab on others. This takes a lot of time and effort. Generative design is a way that can give designers hundreds of options based on the constraints that are fed as input in minutes. This works on parameters that control the design, which in turn can be controlled by us. This is how generative design saves a lot of time, costs and effort, and thus it is essential to the design industry.

How are you using Machine Learning?

We employ a variety of Machine Learning techniques within our platform. For example, we have trained Machine Learning Models to compute daylight autonomy for a design.  To find out more, check out our medium page. Our team frequently, posts and shares about our current research and development.

How does the Generate Function work?

The generate button takes in large amounts of data and from there starts to create options on the location you have selected using our tool. We assist you to produce building designs based on your input and create a range of options that you can easily compare using our compare overview page. The generate function takes into account your targets and design guidelines, and generates solutions using our proprietary algorithms.

Are you trying to replace designers?

Digital Blue Foam is developed by architects for architects. We know how much time it can take to create the context and gather all information for a site, let alone draw a few massing studies and create excel sheets for each of them. 

We assist our customers to efficiently and effectively start and communicate early stage project development within their team and with their clients. (Think Jarvis for architects). 

Our Mission

Accelerate the World’s
Transition to Better Cities

"Climate change and sustainable design is continuing to be a growing concern for communities around the world and smarter ways of creating easily accessible sustainable design tools is the need of today. This is a huge step towards ensuring those planning cities and towns for tomorrow, are guided with the right information and design guidelines."

Camiel Weijenberg
Founder and Director