Digital fabrication for architectural design is the process of using computer controlled machines for manufacturing physical objects by leveraging the geometrical output from a 3D BIM model. In this project we will explore CnC manufacturing, laser cutting, and 3D printing as an integrated part of the design process.
Digital fabrication enhances design insight and design communication. The best way to begin learning the toolsets inherent to digital fabrication is to begin small, integrating model making as part of a design process while understanding its potential for scalable constructs. In this project you will build a conceptual design for a small museum while connecting a BIM model to fabrication processes designed to drive CnC routers, laser cutters, and 3D printers. To learn more about the BIM to fabrication process, you can read David Beach's blog, or watch a recording of his On Air webinar.
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