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Quite possibly! AU and Thanksgiving tend to punch large holes in attention, but I should have time for updates this week.
Toggle Commented Nov 29, 2016 on Project Fractal Goes to Europe at The Building Lab
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For the last 8 months, the Project Fractal team has been preparing for the European Revit Technology Conference (RTC) in Porto, Portugal, readying the class "Generative Design with Project Fractal" for which we signed up last year. At the time we proposed the class, truth be told, we had a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at The Building Lab
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So, posting later than expected, we get mail. Just a few interesting things that customers have been up to with the Project Fractal Alpha. First up, Shepley Bulfinch: Kyle is also the guiding hand of Dynamo-litia, the Boston Dynamo User group. Also, some interesting work from Mike Engel at ESG... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at The Building Lab
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Since we started the Project Fractal Alpha we've seen some great work from customers testing Project Fractal itself as well as some of the example workflows we've been exploring. As mentioned in earlier posts, we've been working since January with Perkins + Will's Atlanta office on a Dynamo graph called... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at The Building Lab
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And before you know it, a few weeks have gone by. As you might have guessed, we've been pretty busy over the last couple of months with Project Fractal development and attending the industry events that tend to congregate in the calendar just before summer holidays, not that it's stopping... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at The Building Lab
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A number of us from Autodesk's AEC Generative Design attended SmartGeometry 2016 in Gothenberg, Sweden. Autodesk is the gold sponsor for the second year running, and besides all of attending the two-day conference, Michael Kirschner from the Dynamo team and Varvara Toulkeridou and Ian Keough from Project Fractal participated in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2016 at The Building Lab
Project Fractal's precursor, Project Akaba, demonstrated a concept of generative space planning but was limited by blackbox code that created the proposals. A few baked algorithms could process a building program in different ways to attempt to solve a space planning problem, but if someone outside Autodesk had a better... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at The Building Lab
Beyond the classes and presentations, mainstages and forums, one of the best aspects of Autodesk University is catching up with colleagues across the industry, mostly by running into them in the halls. After a couple of decades in AEC, I've worked with and gotten to know a lot of folks... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2016 at The Building Lab
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In Part 2, we talked about exposing Akaba building logic through Dynamo, and we were pleased with the early efforts that included running Dynamo graphs using cloud computation. Some folks know that the Akaba team was pretty small, always hovering around three or four people, including our interns and co-op... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at The Building Lab
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Because it appeared particularly tractable as a highly prescriptive problem, last summer we had our Project Akaba intern, Subhajit Das from Georgia Tech, investigate automated building core generation using Dynamo. There have been any number of papers written on this topic, with various approaches outlined that take into account a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at The Building Lab
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Since July 2015, a number of us in the new AEC Generative Design group have been looking at ways to extend and complete the promise of Project Akaba's algorithmic design generation, so a couple of months ago we started Project Fractal. Project Akaba had a lot of internal code to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2016 at The Building Lab
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When you investigate the roots of AEC Generative Design, you might find more history than anticipated. I was surprised to discover considerations of computation in professional engineering practice as early as 1963 when Arup Engineering held their “Symposium on the Use of Computers”, imagining a new type of professional who... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2015 at The Building Lab
As announced at a number of conferences in the autumn of 2015, Autodesk has started a new group called AEC Generative Design, in which we'll apply algorithmic and optimization techniques supported by scalable cloud computation to building design problems. The group currently includes Autodesk's Dynamo, FormIt, Insight 360, and Urban... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2015 at The Building Lab
Many people have heard that we've started a new group called AEC Generative Design at Autodesk, which includes FormIt, Dynamo, Urban Canvas, Building Performance Analysis, and Project Akaba. Although on this blog we'll certainly write about all of these products and projects, we also wanted to have a blog where... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2015 at Inside the Generator
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Jun 2, 2015
Fantastic. I will check these out. Thank you for bring them to my attention. I read many blogs but somehow missed this.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2012 on Visualizing Revit Journals at Inside the Factory
Yves, Il est possible de conserver ce comportement (avec Linework) tout en évitant un effacement accidentel avec de loutil Modifier Je te remercie - Erik [It’s possible to keep this behavior (with linework) and still prevent accidental deletion in the Modify tool]
Thanks. I dont imagine things will be reverted given the new tools offer a great deal of new capability. More likely would be some combination or unification that tries to accommodate all common work-flows.
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2012 on Chain Select at Inside the Factory
Very Lively
Toggle Commented Jan 24, 2012 on Press & Drag? at Inside the Factory
I'm not just interested in the way people have this set but more why one would change it from one setting to another. It would be simple enough to enable drag on first pick for annotations, and mass forms and disable for model elements and inside faces of model elements as well as links if this satisfied the majority of use cases.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2012 on Press & Drag? at Inside the Factory
Everyone is entitled to their opinions and if anything it sheds some light on the difficulty of making any change in this product. I do agree any changes that affect selection should be considered together and when there are many different opinions and use cases options can help. It would be a large research project to go through every category to find which might be dragged or not to remove the need for this configuration. Other related topics are link selection and underlay. I may post separately to discuss these.
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2012 on Press & Drag? at Inside the Factory
completely agree. Internal workings should not hold up progress
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2012 on Press & Drag? at Inside the Factory
Good points. We are probably the heaviest journal user so your points there are well known though I would not use it as an excuse unless its also an issue for customers.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2012 on Press & Drag? at Inside the Factory
Im curious what you are dragging or the specific use case. Drag seems very inaccurate unless you use temp dims.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2012 on Press & Drag? at Inside the Factory
So far my suspicions are confirmed but I like to get as much feedback as possible - even before an alpha or beta. Im sure we created this setting to mitigate risk where there was less clarity. This will often work but puts the product on a path to complexity.
Toggle Commented Jan 18, 2012 on Press & Drag? at Inside the Factory