Generative Design

New harmonization between design, technology and functionality.

Generative Design: The Future of Creativity

Generative design is quickly bringing about a new way of harmonizing design, technology and functionality.

Revolutionise your Design Process with Generative Design

The innovative construction method of Generative Design promises groundbreaking freedom in the construction and design process. This results from the dynamic symbiosis of design, technology and functionality, which is rapidly evolving.

In practice, generative design means that special software generates a large number of design variants in a very short time. The advantages of this new type of design are therefore obvious. And they are far more diverse than the large time and cost gains in product development and market launch that are apparent at first glance.

Generative design enables an unprecedented number of variants in the early design phase. It supports design in generating new ideas from the very beginning. Whereas in the past it took a long time to design a single idea, the software can generate a large number of them - and in a much shorter time. New ideas are thus produced on a (digital) assembly line.

CIDEON is already supporting this new design method of tomorrow with products, consulting services and services today.

Use Cases for Generative Design

Benefit from generative design to generate a whole new range of design ideas as well as achieving faster product development and time-to-market of innovative design variants and structures. 

New Design Variants

Use generative design to utilize machine learning and limitless memory and computing capacity to create a multiplicity of variants of your designs.

New Project Ideas

Use the right software to generate new ( feasible) ideas from scratch in unprecedented numbers.

New (Component) Structures

Create complex fully-automated component structures, for example, in innovative lightweight construction. Optimize fully-automated designs for additive manufacturing and use rapid prototyping for even faster initial results.

Your Benefits with Generative Design

Use the benefits of generative design in manufacturing. Achieve new (lightweight) designs and production processes. In combination with additive manufacturing methods, gain time and reduce costs.

Weight Reduction and Stability Optimisation

Generative design allows for lighter yet strong components, resulting in more efficient use of materials and improved overall performance.

Material Savings and Cost Efficiency

Optimised use of material resources reduces costs and minimises environmental impact.

Increasing the Performance of Machines and Plants

Generative design improves the performance of machines and plants by optimising components and structures.

Accelerated Product Development and Launch

Automating the design process shortens development time and speeds up the introduction of new products to the market.

Customised Solutions for Customer Needs

It enables products to be adapted to individual customer requirements, which increases customer satisfaction.

More Efficient manufacturing and assembly

Generative design contributes to the development of parts that are easier to manufacture and assemble, which optimises production processes.

Sustainable Resource use

A more efficient use of resources is achieved through the targeted use of materials according to the load requirements.

Innovative and Complex Design

It enables the creation of complex designs that would be difficult to implement using conventional methods.

Our Added Values

CIDEON advises and supports companies in optimizing their product development processes - from conception and engineering to manufacturing and service. We stand for:

Decades of Expertise

Rely on decades of practical knowledge in system integration and process consulting. CIDEON understands your business challenges in digital transformation and supports you with unique solutions along the entire value chain.

Customized Engineering

Benefit from customized solutions with CIDEON software and interfaces. Integrative, powerful and perfectly tailored to your individual requirements in day-to-day business.


End-to-End Process Consulting

Transform your digital requirements into corporate (added) value. We simplify your processes, map them digitally and make them economically viable - across functions and divisions throughout the entire product development process.  

International Cooperation

Place your trust in a strong group of companies. CIDEON is part of the family-run, globally active Friedhelm Loh Group and is guided by the principles of customer-focused and sustainable corporate management. 


Generative design, also known as algorithmic design, is an advanced technology in the field of product development. It uses complex algorithms to generate optimal designs for components or products. By taking into account specific requirements such as loads and materials, generative design enables the creation of lighter, stronger and more efficient components. This innovative method revolutionises the way products are designed and manufactured by improving performance, cost efficiency and sustainability.

Generative design enables the creation of lightweight yet strong components, resulting in more efficient use of materials and increased overall performance. This contributes to improved machine productivity.

Generative design reduces material costs through optimised use of resources. This achieves cost savings and promotes the sustainable use of resources in mechanical and plant engineering.

Generative design enables the adaptation of products to individual customer requirements, resulting in higher customer satisfaction. Customised solutions improve the relevance and fit of machinery and equipment for specific application areas.

Generative design optimises the geometry of components to create lighter yet strong components. This reduces the overall weight of machines and equipment, resulting in improved performance characteristics.

Generative design supports the development of parts that are easier to manufacture and assemble. This optimises manufacturing processes and increases the overall efficiency of production.

Generative design enables more efficient use of resources through the targeted use of materials according to load requirements. This contributes to sustainable practice in mechanical and plant engineering.

By automating the design process, Generative Design significantly reduces development time. This enables faster time-to-market for new products.

Generative design enables the creation of components that precisely meet the requirements of specific industries. This improved the relevance and competitiveness of the products.

Generative design opens up new possibilities for innovative and complex designs that would often be difficult to realise with conventional methods. This strengthens the innovative power of the industry.

Generative design enables companies to offer more efficient, customised and environmentally friendly products. This strengthens competitiveness and positioning in the market.

CIDEON offers a comprehensive range of products and services to help companies apply Generative Design. These include Autodesk Vault, among others. In addition, CIDEON offers comprehensive consulting and training services to help companies successfully implement Generative Design. Another important part of the offering is CIDEON's technical assistance and support, which ensures that customers can make the best use of Generative Design solutions. Overall, CIDEON offers holistic support for companies that want to integrate Generative Design into their product development.

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