Overcoming the Limitations of Creating Complex Shapes with Parametric Modeling
Engineers are under growing pressure to be more productive and, at the same time, structural design is becoming increasingly complex. The architectural design tools of today have expanded the possibilities for more curves and amazing structural details, all of which end up on the desktop of structural engineers, who today are working within smaller budgets to meet tighter deadlines. These constraints have driven structural engineers to explore so-called algorithm enabled parametric modeling, also called parametric design. If you’ve heard of this but aren’t sure what it is, you aren’t alone and it’s not too late to learn.