R & D

The current phase of development, based on detailed feedback from our early testing within design companies, is to allow users more fluid movement through populations during a session. Early versions of EvoShape were very linear, and did not allow users to travel back to previous populations to explore other shapes.

Recent developments now include the ability to save populations during a session (the CAD models and their underlying genetic data). This enables users to go back and explore different shapes in a population, or to load populations from earlier sessions and continue the evolutionary exploration process. One practical way users are utilising this is to keep libraries of saved populations, based on potential applications and product groups – i.e. saving exciting and useful shapes for future projects.

Next on the agenda are ‘back’ and ‘shuffle’ functions…

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