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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

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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.

 

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