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Target Points and Target Loads

The goals for the ED engine are deduced from user-defined Restrictions, Target Points and Target Loads. A structure will be fully satisfactory if it touches all the target points and target load points, whereas avoiding all the restricted points, and supports all the specified loads at each target load point.

Figure 2.33: Sample working session with the EvoCAD program: (a) The user has defined two grounds and several evolutionary hints: restrictions (x), target (dot) and load (arrow). An initial brick was laid down. (b) Evolution designed a structure that fulfills all requirements. (c) The user made cosmetic corrections (d) The structure has been built with Lego bricks.





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