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    By Garry Stockton

    Have you tried ‘Generative Design’ in Revit yet?

    Generative Design in Revit allows you to develop Dynamo graphs to explore outcome-based solutions for your designs and layouts.

    See below example of a Restaurant.


    You define criteria and constraints for the design, then Generative Design uses this information to iterate many possible solutions, presenting them to you for further evaluation. When you decide on the best solution, click a button to integrate it into the model for further development.

    Why you should use it.

    Generative design allows you to explore many more solutions for a design issue than you could using other methods. The engine for a generative design study is based on a Dynamo graph, which provides the logic to integrate your design criteria and generate alternative choices. Each Dynamo graph addresses a particular design problem.

    Note: Revit provides several sample study types (graphs). You can also develop your own graphs to address your unique design challenges.

    The Generative Design tools allow you to easily enter your design criteria without using the Dynamo visual programming environment. The tools also automate the execution of generative design studies in an iterative way. You can focus your attention on other areas of your model while Generative Design runs in the background. When the iterations are complete, review the potential solutions. This saves time when exploring many possibilities for a particular design problem.

    Where do you find the tool?

    Open Revit 2021/2022, Open a Project, Manage Tab and it has its own panel (See below):