Understand Autodesk’s vision for Generative Design
Work with Autodesk to identify new problems and gaps in workflows
Work with Autodesk to describe key pain points in the design/engineering process
Debate possible development options for future generative design technology
Join the Autodesk Generative Design team to discuss the future of Generative Design. In this class, participants will interact with AGD leaders to shape the future of Generative Design. Participants will be presented with high level thinking about Autodesk's vision of Generative Design and interact with the AGD team to help shape the future of the technology and workflows. Participants will be guided through strategic thinking exercises, problem identification, and workflow definitions for the future of design.
Engineers and engineering leaders who are focused on new product innovation.
Morgan Fabian is a Research Manager within Autodesk's Manufacturing Product Group. Over the last year, her team has been working closely with the generative design product team to build proof of concepts for the future of generative design, leveraging the latest in machine learning and virtual/mixed reality. Morgan has been at Autodesk for three years in various technology research roles and holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of California, Berkeley, where she focused on systems and sustainable design.
Doug Kenik is a Product Manager for generative design strategies within Autodesk, Inc. He holds both an MS and a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Wyoming, where he spent his graduate career developing high-fidelity micromechanics models for composite material simulation. Prior to working at Autodesk, Doug was a developer and application engineer at Firehole Composites, where he helped implement new technologies for composite simulation and define next-generation enhancements for use within existing products.
Peter Maxfield is a User Experience Architect in the Simulation team. His current work has focused on commercializing the Generative Design tools previously known as Dreamcatcher. Earlier work includes adopting cloud technologies to the Simulation product suite, early adoption of Optimization to the Fusion and Inventor product lines, and two major releases of Moldflow. Peter holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University. He has been a speaker at Autodesk University for many years, as well as internal Autodesk Summits.
Our company, ACCIONA, has been committed since its 1862 founding to pushing forward innovation in order to develop nontraditional ways to solve problems, and to always looking for new business and new initiatives. That is the main reason why, 3 years ago, ACCIONA's Innovation Division started to work in 2 different technologies: reality capture, looking to transform the real world into a digital world; and large-scale 3D printing, aimed at creating new 3D-printed elements from CAD digital files. Both technologies were especially interesting for preserving our cultural heritage. In order to probe both worlds-physical and digital are interconnected due to both technologies-in ACCIONA, we decided to start a pilot project that let us capture an existing structure (like a sculpture or a part of a building) using reality capture technology, and then 3D print a replica using concrete large-scale 3D-printing technology.
Multiaxis, large-scale 3D printing opens the doors to new application fields for engineers, architects, designers, and scientists. For this, the Netfabb and PowerMill high-rate technology combined with Autodesk tools like Autodesk Nastran software, PowerInspect software, Inventor software, and Fusion 360 software create new possibilities in design and manufacturing. This class will also cover examples from our industrial and research partners and show a workflow for high-rate deposition.
In this session, we'll explore a powerful combination of 3 technologies: generative design, additive manufacturing, and metal casting. We'll discuss different generative and optimization approaches and manufacturability implications, cover how different 3D printing technologies are using in metal casting, and finally discuss the different metal casting processes and their respective capabilities. Content will include case studies, including comparison of manufacturing costs, lead times, and other upstream logistics / design implications-as well as downstream cost savings and other benefits. The session will also include practical tips and guidelines for designing for the metal casting process and recommendations of suppliers and manufacturers. Attendees will leave with a familiarity with the generative-design-to-metal-casting workflow and a basic understanding of process manufacturability constraints and design rules.
Additive manufacturing (AM) is bringing new innovations to traditional methods of manufacturing. AM is now being used to manufacture composite tooling, saving composite manufacturers cost and lead time over traditional tooling methods and materials. Composite tooling is typically an expensive process, due to the materials required to survive the various manufacturing processes involved. Tooling is exposed to excessive temperatures, pressures, and forces, causing tools to be unusable after a period of time. Manufacturing problems like warpage can render an expensive tool useless. This course will inform composite manufacturers about which AM methods, materials, and optimization techniques can be used to substitute traditional tooling. It will also cover the various composite manufacturing methods that can take advantage of additive tooling, and how to verify that the tooling will be appropriate for the design manufacturing process.
What if you could come up with multiple options for a single design without drawing - designs that look and feel like your branded style, meet your specific requirements and are based on your most important criteria? These designs might otherwise be impossible to create using traditional methods and certainly could not be done instantly. Each design is built to your specific requirements of materials strength and cost allowing you to optimize your productivity and deliver your customers more options than they could ever dream of that meet their most critical needs. Generative design harnesses massive computing power creating forms with precise amounts of material only where you need them - achieving maximum performance - with little waste. This workshop is designed to be interactive, providing you access to Industry leaders in Artificial Intelligence (AI) who will share their insights on the emerging capabilities and the advantages of generative design leveraging AI for AEC.
Additive manufacturing (AM) is one of the most disruptive and fastest-evolving manufacturing technologies available. How will you be prepared to take advantage of its benefits and adopt your 3D printing investments to where the industry is moving? Join the "Future of Additive Manufacturing" talk to learn about where AM is heading with new capabilities like generative design; how and why the software, materials, and machines that drive the industry are speeding adoption; and why all manufacturers and engineers should seriously consider AM as a viable, powerful, and unique alternative to traditional manufacturing techniques.
Come to an overview of the current state of additive manufacturing (3D printing), and see how manufacturers are using the key benefits of the technology to design products differently. This session will also provide insight into the various Autodesk technologies that help users exploit additive manufacturing.
This industry talk will provide attendees with an inside look at how Innovation Forge is utilizing Generative Design to break barriers in engineering problem solving. Often times, there are additional engineering criteria other than mass and mechanical loading which must be included in the overall development of a design. Aesthetic qualities, surface area, flow characteristics (both internal and external), and manufacturing methods are just some of the additional criteria that will be explored in this course. Attendees will be presented with tips and tricks to achieve the best results for the given design requirements and follow through multiple real-world examples of how Autodesk Generative Design is able to contribute to a much larger design process. To round out the session, attendees will be presented with areas of research to further aid in problem setup and generation.
Autodesk Generative Design gives users the ability to analytically engineer component models that adhere to multiple design and manufacturing constraints, which are optimized for Additive Manufacturing Processes. To use this tool to its fullest potential, a sound understanding of how it fits into the overall workflow of initial design thru manufacturing. This class will give users the opportunity to explore these workflows, and in doing so gain a good understanding of a successful generative design process..
With the announcement of Autodesk Generative Design, we take one of the most common structural engineering problems and turn it on its head. This class will teach you how to use AGD to discover unthought-of designs for a structural aerospace bracket. Learn how to go from seed geometry definition in Fusion 360, to problem definition, design generation, and results exploration in Autodesk Generative Design. Select from generated designs of different materials, safety factors and build constraints. Next, we use detailed non-linear finite element analysis in Fusion 360 to verify the selected Generative Design solution. Learn how to input non-linear properties for AM metals and correctly interpret finite element results. Once verified we will discuss AM (metal powder bed) build preparation with the help of Autodesk NetFabb. Finally, we will compare the performance of our new Generatively Designed bracket with that of the baseline (subtractive manufactured) bracket by physically breaking both of them!
In this session, we'll cover a complete workflow based solely on Autodesk technology, from process planning to 2D-3D layout and 4D timeline management. Then we'll bring you into the virtual factory experience, meaning that you can experience the factory as if it was built already. Finally, we'll present the advanced manufacturing technologies for the factory of the future-technologies that are available today. At the end of the session, you'll understand how to set up integrated factory workflows, and you'll know the importance of process planning and the integration of an "as build" situation-which is very common and useful for avoiding collisions. Additionally, you'll know how to use virtual reality solutions to communicate the entire plan with stakeholders, and you'll understand how smart manufacturing is paving the way for agile manufacturing.
Autodesk has historically developed software and provided consulting services for metal additively manufactured (AM) lattice-type structures. Common powder-bed processes include SLM (Selective Laser Melting) / DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering), and EBM (Electron Beam Melting). When considering real-life applications of these structures, many assumptions are made about the characteristics of the manufactured material. Among others, these include strength, elastic moduli, thermal properties, material density, surface finish, and structural stability. These characteristics are affected by many factors, including machine parameters, build orientation, and feature size. This session features Autodesk Explicit Solver, Nastran, Netfabb, Within.