Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Jeff Kowalski had two impressive demonstrations of the company’s Project Dreamcatcher technology. Dreamcatcher is Autodesk’s big differentiator to the other CAD companies. It is working towards delivering design tools that can assist in the design process, to the point that the solutions it delivers exceed the best designs possible from an ‘unaided’ designer.
Using Dreamcatcher, engineers would benefit from the algorithms having deep knowledge of structural forms from the world of biology, understanding the crystalline structures of materials, 3D print methods and being able to only provide solutions that fulfil the design constraints. This is truly using a computer as an amplifier of the mind and will be eventually available for manufacturing and building design.