AI, the buzzword
Artificial intelligence algorithms go back to the 1950s. In fact, LISP was written originally to assist with AI, but then adapted by Autodesk for AutoCAD's first native programing language. What does BricsCAD plan?
AI takes lots of examples from which to pick a best option, whether in chess playing or driving cars. Fifty years later, the technology is available to actually use AI practically. Where does AI fit into CAD? It is...
- an aid for repetitive tasks
- reduce errors
- suggest alternatives
Bricsys took steps 1.5 years ago to start, and now have the following functions:
- BIM classification of elements
- Sheet metal classification of sheet metal features
- Quad command prediction (still in testing)
You don't have to start over with BIM. Bricsys says, "Take existing geometry and turn it into a BIM model." So they use AI to detect which are floors (storey numbers), internal and external walls, slabs, and so on. See figure below. Also, window alternatives, connection alternatives, and so on.