Saturday, December 28, 2013

Holiday Reading

Here is some of what I am up to as I unwind over the holidays:

Friday, December 20, 2013

MS_DT Virtual Engagement Seminar

The Fall semester is just about wrapped up and as I complete the grading for the MS_DT core seminar, I wanted to share the student blogs.  Embedded within these blogs are new takes on the evolving assignments and tutorials, there are some new tools and workbenches that have been explored, and a few very fresh digital design approaches.  Enjoy the work.

Ana     Chris     David     Emad     Han-Yuan
Punam     Mengqi     Pandush     Yi

Here is a link to the one page course description.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Using Random Rules to Generate Form

Here are images of a new project where random rules are used to size and orient a box with one open side.

A hybrid design powercopy is used in a part body. Each solid powercopy is located in a framework with one insertion point. A design table pulls random numbers from an excel file. Missing boxes are dropped out with another random rule that allows for some of the boxes to be made interactive (hidden).

Below are additional iterations from a different perspective. The framework is also quite flexible so that can be manipulated by user inputs.

Here is a link to a zip file with the catpart file, the design table excel file, and a txt file with the rule I used to randomize the orientation and size of the boxes.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

CATIA - Design of Experiments

This tutorial explains how Design of Experiments works with CATIA.  This automates the creation of a large population of design solutions based on selected parameters.  Click HERE for the tutorial.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Follow up questions to the Framework Tutorial

I received a few follow up questions to the Framework Tutorial.  As a result, here is a quick video explaining a few simple tips and tricks:
-parametric control of planes
-how to make an n-gon and control it parametrically
-describing coupling in multi-section surfaces

Here is the link to the new video.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Another School Year Begins

We are gearing up for the start of another school year.  I am teaching the Virtual Engagement Seminar for the MS_DT crew once again this year.  Stay tuned for the work from the new MS_DT cohort.