Before a customer entrusts us with their optimization problem they usually want to know how the cooperation with us looks like.
At the beginning of our optimization projects, we ask our clients to answer some top-level questions and to send us general information (descriptions, sketches, geodesic maps, AutoCAD drawings, Rhino or Grasshopper files, REVIT designs, etc). This helps us get the “big picture”.
Using that information we move on to the parametrization of the design. Typically, at this point there is a lot of communication happening as new details come out and as we discuss with our clients. We take a holistic approach to the problem at hand and discuss a range of possible issues, not limiting ourselves to those that are already known to us. That way we gain a broader perspective on the problem and can advise better.
Once our client is happy with the problem statement we made together they give us a green light to trigger an automated processes of problem solving. This automatization is the core of our service and allows to save time that would otherwise be needed to manually find a satisfactory solution. Once we get a green light the project gets frozen, any additional changes require that we stop the process, redefine the problem and start the process again.
Finally, we move onto the creation of a Digital Catalogue, a collection of designs that are optimal in the sense of the problem we defined earlier together. Each design in a Catalogue is presented graphically and numerically, which allows for a visual and analytical comparison.
Multiple Pareto Front are compared and the most different (in terms of geometrical properties) solution are selected.