Cimdata Logo

Topology Optimization Changing the Face of CAD

Topology Optimization Changing the Face of CAD

A Complimentary CIMdata Educational Webinar with Dr. Ken Versprille, Executive Consultant, CIMdata

August 9 2018
11:00  EDT | 08:00  PDT | 17:00 CEDT

Replay Webinar About our Speaker

Do any of the following statements sound a little too familiar?
  • Generative design including topology optimization algorithms output model geometry are not compatible with most CAD systems
  • Generative design turns the traditional design then analyze paradigm on its head disrupting common design workflows
  • Years of learned design/analysis practice is being bypassed
  • Variation in 3D printing of topology optimized models strains traditional CAE analysis techniques

Generative design is a process wherein the shape and composition of a product is determined by using physics-based simulation and other analysis methods that consider performance requirements and optimize objectives such as minimum cost and weight. Topology Optimization is the most familiar generative design process and its popularity is being driven by improvements in 3D printing. Such design approaches, however, challenge the traditional product development process in that many downstream tools do not understand the geometric output of topology optimization algorithms. This presentation looks at the issues and the varied solutions being developed across the industry.

What will I learn by attending this webinar?
  • You will gain an understanding of the workflow for generative design processes
  • You will understand topology and the inputs and outputs of topology optimization
  • You will learn about the four industry approaches of integrating topology optimization with CAD geometry
  • You will be able to articulate the pros and cons of each approach and their impact on your company’s design process
  • You will better understand how generative design techniques impact CAD usage
  • You will be able to determine where and how your company’s design process will be impacted
Who should attend?
  • Product planners and managers
  • Product portfolio managers
  • CAD and CAE team leaders and team members
  • Designers
  • Product managers
  • Anyone interest in learning more about how generative design and topology optimization is impacting traditional CAD modeling

During the webinar you’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions about the topics discussed.


ipad background image

Featured Cimdata Reports

PLM Benefits Appraisal Guide

CIMdata’s PLM Benefits Appraisal Guide is designed to help potential PLM users evaluate the applicability and payoffs of PLM in their enterprise, and to help existing users of PLM monitor the impact it is having on their product programs.

PLM Market Analysis Reports

The PLM MAR Series provides detailed information and in-depth analysis on the worldwide PLM market. It contains analyses of major trends and issues, leading PLM providers, revenue analyses for geographical regions and industry sectors, and historical and projected data on market growth.

PLM Market Analysis Country Reports

These reports offer country-specific analyses of the PLM market. Their focus is on PLM investment and use in industrial markets. Reports cover Brazil, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Simulation & Analysis Market Analysis Report

This report presents CIMdata’s overview of the global simulation and analysis market, one of the fastest growing segments of the overall product lifecycle management market, including profiles of the leading S&A firms.

CAM Market Analysis Report

This report presents CIMdata’s overview of the worldwide CAM software and services market. It also includes a discussion on the trends in the CAM industry and updates on the top CAM solution providers.