TOP-DOWN DESIGN COMPUTING BASED ON NON-MANIFOLD POLYHEDRA FROM FUNCTION-TO-FORM MAPPING
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Xu, Zhi-Gang; Zhu, Jian-Feng; Su, Kai-Yuan; Liu, Wei-Min
Section: DESIGN METHODS
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0492
In this paper, our research works are reported from requirement management to functional design, from automatic function-to-form mapping to shape decomposition and synthesizing, from traditional AI technologies to geometric reasoning etc. It is concluded that, management of creative process is the key issue to develop creative computational design tools; and the modelling of design tools could facilitate the creative thought processes. Several packages of design tools have been developed to testify creativity in design practices, and the relationship between creativity and automation.