Algorithms-aided design tools are quickly becoming a standard of the AEC industry. They can bring endless opportunities for customization and automation within your design software and allow you more experimentation and optimization within your designs. Algorithms-aided design can be intimidating to a new user, but the most important thing you need to get started is a problem you want to solve. Once you get started, the true possibilities begin to open up. In this presentation, :Sarah Barrett, senior architect product specialist at Vectorworks, Inc., :will discuss some basics of algorithmic modeling, give some examples of scripts that you can build in BIM software, and look at several real-world algorithmic modeling success stories.
· :  :  : Identify :the multiple benefits of using algorithmic modeling within a design and BIM software.
· :  : : :Describe how algorithmic modeling can be used to create multiple iterations and increase time efficiency within the design process. :
· :  :  : Demonstrate how algorithmic modeling can be used to analyze data and optimize designs.
· :  :  : :Discover how designers are currently using algorithms-aided design in their work.