Introduction to Generative Design

In this chapter, we’ll look at key concepts that are essential to understanding generative design and how Generative Design for Revit and Dynamo works.

In this section, we will explore the following topics:

  • the fundamental concepts needed to understand generative design

  • a definition of generative design in the context of AEC

  • an introduction to Generative Design for Revit and Dynamo

  • examples of using generative design to solve design problems

  • common approaches used

  • related concepts

Let’s start by looking at something you are likely to be familiar with and already using today: computational design.