DesignScript is a unique language. It is intended to help designers build and analyze complex geometric models that would be difficult to model with interactive techniques. This type of exploratory design is best served by a scripting language that is designed for exploratory programming. Additionally DesignScript is intended to be used by designers with little previous programming experience. It is much less rigid than conventional programming languages, and it is completely integrated into the host geometry application (currently AutoCAD).
The DesgnScript Analysis and Simulation tools
DesignScript combines the programmatic construction of design geometry together with analysis and simulation. Analysis tools can be used to evaluate generated geometry, and simulation tools be used to create or modify design geometry. For example, the user can make the analysis dependent on the model geometry. If the geometry model is changed, then this will trigger an automatic re-analysis. As this example illustrates, DesignScript is set up to support an iterative approach to design. Currently, the following tools are being integrated with DesignScript:
- Robot (Structural Analysis)
- Ecotect environmental analysis
- Green Building Studio (Building performance analysis and simulation),
- SMARTform (form finding)
- Genetic Algorithm (optimization solver) [The latter two applications have been developed using DesignScript by our colleagues at Buro Happold].
Read more and download: http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/designscript