Design Modelling with Next Generation Parametric System

  • Maarten Mathot
  • Babette Hohrath
  • Anke Rolvink
  • Jeroen CoendersEmail author
Conference paper


This paper discusses the latest developments, abilities and two real world use cases from practice of a next generation parametric system developed by the authors and their colleagues which uses a no-code approach (visual programming) to modelling and configuration to express design logic and the related processes to control the design, engineering and production to build the next generation of parametric models, Building Information Models and Digital Twins. This technology can be easily adopted by architects, engineers and designers without access to specialised design systems to build self-service automated processes, (online) configurators, Digital Twins (parametric BIM) informed by physical measurements (sensors) and other types of design feedback, systems for optimisation and exploration and 3D visualisation. The user can build her own application which is tailored to the requirements and preferences of the user which helps the user to support her own processes. This system utilises a cloud-native approach to harness the advantages of cloud technology, such as scalability, accessibility, availability and low initial investments. This means that the system can handle data and models larger than a single machine, process faster than single machine systems, is accessible from anywhere in the world through a web browser and is always available to deliver data to which is crucial for sensor-data delivery and Internet of Things scenarios.


Parametric design Digital Twins Automation BIM Mixed reality design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maarten Mathot
    • 1
  • Babette Hohrath
    • 1
  • Anke Rolvink
    • 1
  • Jeroen Coenders
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.White Lioness technologiesAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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