Enter the world of Computational Design & Optimize your workflow!

At this age and time Architects are developing their ideas using computer aided design systems much so then ever.

 

Architects are now evolving and developing their designing methods with visual scripting tools to optimize their workflows and obtain more freedom in exploring new creative designs

 

It’s a common misunderstanding that one needs to know how to code to use these tools, but the reality of it is that there are now powerful tools that have entered the industry which lets one generate plugins without actually coding.

What is Computational Design?

Computational Design enhances the process of coding and solves design problems, relieving architects of labor intensive designing methodology.

Dynamo

Benefits of Computational Design

  • Automates repetitive design activities
  • Generates parametric design
  • Customize programs for a design project
  • Responsive Computer-aided Design

Develop your Computational skills with these Visual Scripting Tools

1. Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Grasshopper is primarily used to build generative algorithms, parametric modeling for architecture and fabrication, lighting performance analysis for eco-friendly architecture and building energy consumption. 

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Rhinoceros 3D

 

Robert McNeel & Associates

 

2007

 

2019

 

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2. Dynamo

Dynamo is a graphical programming interface that lets you customize your building information workflow. It’s used to create scripts that automate repetitive tasks, explore complex design problems and streamline BIM workflows in a Revit model.

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Revit

 

Autodesk

 

2014

 

V 2.6.1

 

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3. Marionette

Marionette delivers an algorithmic means to orchestrate and dictate design forms and customizations without needing to be a programmer

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Vectorworks

 

Graphisoft

 

2016

 

2020

 

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4. Param-O

Param-o contains a fully node-based parametric content creation for Archicad. Shape Boolean operations, transformations and have access to live preview of the final object during creation.

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Archicad


Graphisoft


2020


Param-o 0.3.2


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4. Vizpro

viz pro 2

Viz Pro adds parametric modeling to SketchUp. Contains complex materials, Boolean Operations , NURBS curves and surfaces and is integrated with OpenCascade CAD library.

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Sketchup



Fluid interactive



2016



Viz Pro 2



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Conclusion

Develop your Computational thinking with these Visual scripting tools and create powerful programs to automate repetitive design activities and make your design process more efficient!