Design automation (DA) is a field that has held great promises during the past few decades. The anticipated benefits of DA have varied from previously “let the machine do it all” to more modest expectations; “minimize repetitive and non-creative design activities”.
CAD in early design phases is one of the fields which can greatly benefit from DA methods. As a design tool, CAD has immensely increased the amount of re-work CAD engineers have to perform. By applying DA, the man-hours spent on each design iteration can be effectively reduced.
The aim of this blog is to highlight the generated DA results from Linköping University, Sweden. This includes both research projects as well as student results. By highlighting the benefits gained we wish to increase awareness regarding the true potentials of DA.