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    by Garry Stockton

    In Revit 2021, Autodesk included its first Generative Design tools directly within Revit. Additional information can be found at Autodesk’s new Generative Design Primer  (https://www.generativedesign.org/) to learn more. Another resource is their eBook titled Demystifying Generative Design (PDF download link).

    To access the new tools go to the Manage tab and you’ll find the new functionality - Create Study and Explore Outcomes.

    Revit_Gen_design_GS_01.png

    Clicking Create Study reveals three pre-built examples; Maximize Window Views, Three Box Massing and Workspace Layout as shown below. Note that you can create custom studies as well. When a script is run, six instances of Dynamo run to calculate the solutions.

    Revit_Gen_design_GS_02.png

    The results can be revisited via the Explore Outcomes dialog shown below. Previous runs are listed on the left. Clicking one shows the outcomes to the right. If a preferred solution is found, click the Create Revit Elements button in the lower right in this example below, the desks will be placed in the room.

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