Generative Design

Quickly generate high-performing design alternatives—many that you’d never think of on your own—from a single idea. With generative design, there is no single solution; instead, there are multiple great solutions. You choose the design that best fits your needs.

What is Generative Design?

Generative design is a design exploration process. Designers or engineers input design goals into the generative design software, along with parameters such as performance or spatial requirements, materials, manufacturing methods, and cost constraints. The software explores all the possible permutations of a solution, quickly generating design alternatives. It tests and learns from each iteration what works and what doesn’t.

Generative Design for Product Design and Manufacturing

Helps you explore more CAD-ready design options that are optimized for cost, material, and production method.

Generative Design for Architecture, Engineering & Construction

Helps you explore solutions by rapidly testing, analyzing, and evaluating iterations for building design challenges.

Generative Design Solutions

Autodesk Inventor

Autodesk Fusion 360


Autodesk Revit

Generative Design Customer Stories

Automotive lightweighting with generative design

General Motors achieves 40% weight reduction on new seat belt bracket with generative design and additive manufacturing.

Designing a Better Lander with Generative Design

NASA's JPL used generative design technology to design a concept lander with 35% less mass and improved performance.

How Generative Design is Reinventing Heavy Equipment

The engineers at Claudius Peters used generative design to reinvent its clinker cooler, reducing materials by 25%.