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3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot by Matthew B. Stokes

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Chapter 7. Iterative Design

In this final chapter, we will start by introducing iterative design, which is the process of prototyping, testing, analyzing, and refining. Iterative design looks to improve the quality of a design via testing and analysis of a prototype at each iteration. Using this iterative process, we design our culminating example a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment floor layout. We will cover the following topics:

  • A culminating example on the floor plan
  • Rapid iterations of a floor plan by 3D printing simplified models
  • Increasing the size and complexity by converting the floor plan into an assembly
  • Adding details to the floor plan via staging the bathroom

Usage of iterative design

Traditional iterative design was used with product ...

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