Autodesk Research
Project Dreamcatcher

What if a CAD system could automatically generate designs from high-level goals? Project Dreamcatcher is the next generation of computational design.



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Multi-touch We are researching new designs that use multi-touch input to interact with the computer. These multi-touch marking menus allow quick access to commands using finger chords and radial gestures.

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CommunityCommands We explore the use of modern recommender system technology to address the problem of learning software applications. We have developed an AutoCAD plug-in to ambiently present command recommendations to users, which has received promising initial user feedback.

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Project Dasher Project Dasher is a web-based application that helps to augment existing Autodesk Revit design models with real-time building submeter and sensor data.

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Nucleus for Design We present a physics-based generative design approach to interactive form-finding. A novel unified model is given, that generalizes existing simulations through a constraint-based approach, with an exemplary study of a panelization system.

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Digital 210 King We are creating a high-quality Building Information Model of our offices in Toronto. Our goal is to make our building into a living laboratory for energy modeling, simulation, validation, and ultimately, for sustainability.

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Analytic Drawing We describe a novel approach to inferring 3D curves from perspective drawings in an interactive design tool which supports precise image-space construction of a linear 3D scaffold. The resulting analytic drawing tool allows 3D drawings to be constructed using exactly the same strokes as one would make on paper.

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About Autodesk Research

Autodesk is working to help solve some of the world's most complex design problems, from pressing ecological challenges to the development of scalable smart infrastructure. Designers use Autodesk tools to not only create plans for buildings, for example, but also to simulate their impact on the environment and track their performance over time.

Autodesk Research is unique in that we are dedicated to innovation and discovery in this realm. Our interests range from methods to help users learn powerful digital prototyping tools, to visualization and simulation techniques which enable designers to achieve new levels of performance. Advancing the state of the art in human-computer interaction, computer graphics, and digital design technology, we collaborate openly with researchers at leading universities around the world.


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