AutoCAD Design Script from Autodesk Labs

Stumbled across this a few days back and thought I would take a look, purely out of interest to see if it could be a competitor to Bentley GC or Rhino Grasshopper™. Although this has only been released for AutoCAD I like the idea that Autodesk are still looking at generative design and geometry creation tools.

You can download Design Script here:

http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/designscript

I have had a quick look at the tool and it still is fairly reliant on a knowledge, and will, to create code to generate the geometry. I downloaded a sample model and ‘played’ with the variables which did give some interesting results.

It looks to be a fairly good tool but I would prefer to see an interface a little like Grasshopper which makes use of graphical tools and sliders to control the geometry and model. The current model is more suitable for those with a programming background. Anyway, take a look as it could be in Revit before long!

LawrenceH

 

 

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About lawrenceh

I am employed by Excitech, one of the largest Autodesk resellers in the UK, to provide training and other services such as implementation and project support to our clients. The main products I get involved with are Autodesk Revit Structure, Dynamo & Autodesk Inventor. My personal interests include aviation, engineering and walking.
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