Amazing example on how design software is pushing further the limits of design using generative design. Project Dreamcatcher is a new design technology from Autodesk. Read more about Autodesk’s Project Dreamcatcher developed by Autodesk Research - http://autodeskresearch.com/projects/dreamcatcher.
“The Dreamcatcher system allows designers to input specific design objectives, including functional requirements, material type, manufacturing method, performance criteria, and cost restrictions. Loaded with design requirements, the system then searches a procedurally synthesized design space to evaluate a vast number of generated designs for satisfying the design requirements. The resulting design alternatives are then presented back to the user, along with the performance data of each solution, in the context of the entire design solution space.”
“Merging the worlds of archery, art and technology, John Briscella partnered with Autodesk to create an olympic recurve bow with generative design processes through a prototype software called Dreamcatcher.
To see how it was made click here - m.instructables.com/id/Designing-the-Optima-Bow-with-Dreamcathcer-and-A-n/