Architecture graduates arrive at firms armed with expertise in parametric tools such as Revit, Grasshopper, and Rhino; they may never have designed without the help of computers, and parametric modeling
is familiar to them.
On the other hand, parametric modeling
as a design synthesis method allows for the divergence of the design space in order to explore many variants of the same parametric model.
Key words: virtual model parametric modeling
, rapid prototyping, pre-processing
Extending parametric modeling
, the developed virtual wire stent design tool was subsequently extended with an efficient design optimization algorithm (De Beule, 2008(c)).
The previous parametric modeling
studies mainly focused on parametric estimation of construction costs for building and highway projects.
The underlying logic of parametric design can be instrumentalized here as an alternative design method, the one in which the geometric rigour of parametric modeling
can be deployed first to integrate manufacturing constraints, assembly logics and material characteristics in the definition of simple components, and then proliferate the components into larger systems and assemblies.
Based on parametric modeling
technology, Autodesk Revit 7 -- included in AutoCAD Revit Series 7 -- incorporates new features that support the creative process and deliver greater levels of productivity, including dramatic advances in conceptual design modeling.
Algor reports that it has added support for the Alibre Design 3-D parametric modeling
package from Alibre, Inc.
Other programs use parametric modeling
, which builds constraints into the model at the very outset of the design process.
methods have been adapted from well-known forecasting technologies to the problem of VaR prediction.
Toolbox options for MATLAB are offered for adding specialized functions, such as those required for digital signal processing and filter design, control system design and analysis, parametric modeling
, spline analysis, system simulation, and chemometrics.
producing a series of options based on a combination of fixed relationships that respond to a finite set of variables--can be employed to enhance traditional ways architects study building solutions.
OpenRoads Designer blends traditional engineering workflows for plan, profile, and cross-sections with 3D parametric modeling
to enable the model-centric creation of all design deliverables.
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The section on methodology covers exploratory analysis, parametric modeling
and deterministic trends, non-parametric trend estimation, stochastic trends, and other issues.