DESIGN AUTOMATION STATE OF PRACTICE - POTENTIAL AND OPPORTUNITIES
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Rigger, Eugen; Vosgien, Thomas
Section: DESIGN SUPPORT TOOLS
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0537
Design Automation has been in focus of research and application for several decades. This paper aims at establishing the current view of design automation and identification of potential for adoption based on a survey conducted in German speaking countries and a hypothesis based multivariate analysis based on networks. The findings show that design automation is still considered a means of automation of repetitive design tasks and potential for enhanced application exists. The necessity for methods supporting designers for identification and definition of design automation tasks is urged.
Keywords: knowledge based engineering (KBE), computational design methods, computational design synthesis, design automation, design practice