Generative Design is new, cutting-edge technology in industry. It was just released in 2018 within Autodesk Fusion 360. Generative Design mimics design seen in nature. Designers input parameters such as design space, materials, and manufacturing methods. The software explores all the possible permutations of a solution, quickly generating multiple high-performing design alternatives - many that the designer could never imagine. It tests and learns from each iteration what works and what doesn’t giving the designer an array of great solutions from which can be chosen the solution that best fits the design needs.
Generative Design also optimizes cost by designing parts to have maximum rigidity with minimal mass. When using Generative Design, an engineer collaborates with technology. This drastically reduces the time it takes to get from the concept of the design to the actual product.