In this course users will learn that GenerativeComponents is an advanced parametric and associative design system which gives designers and engineers new ways to efficiently explore alternative forms. Once the underlying logic and design relationships have been defined, the designer can create new options without manually drawing (or re-drawing) the detail design model for each possible scenario.
This course will show how GenerativeComponents allows designers to work completely graphically, or to combine this with scripting and programming where appropriate. The integration of algorithmic design with conventional interaction, based on direct manipulation, allows GenerativeComponents to fully support alternative approaches to design that span the intellectual and creative spectrum.
The Essentials course will take students through the principles of design with GenerativeComponents. Students will become familiar with installation, general interface principles, basic geometric generation, basic scripting and importing/exporting data.
Upon completion of the course users will be able to:
Course Prerequisites: Users attending will need fluency with 3D modeling including the use of B-spline Curve and Surface geometry, as well as experience in developing ‘application logic', for example, in the use of spreadsheets. Existing programming or scripting experience is not a prerequisite, because one of the objectives and opportunities of this training is to introduce programmatic design concepts to a wider audience.
The GenerativeComponents Essentials course, developed by the Bentley Institute is a three day course covering the basics.
It is offered here as part of the GenerativeComponents Technology Preview, free of charge.