Generative design brings topology optimization

Generative design brings topology optimization

Using Generative Design in Solid Edge 2019, designers define a specific material, design space, permissible loads and constraints and a target weight, and the software automatically computes the geometric solution. Results can be immediately manufactured on 3D printers, or refined in Solid Edge for traditional manufacturing.


Powerful 3D design tools bolstered by topology optimization

The benefits of generative design range from lighter components to minimal downstream manufacturing material waste. Highly customized complex shapes can result, perfect for casting or today’s high-resolution additive manufacturing processes. With generative design you can create the optimum design between weight and strength, tailored for your desired manufacturing process.

Generative design being used to perform stress analysis, ensuring components perform as needed

Efficient topology optimization for CAD parts

Based on your parameters (a specific component material, design space, or permissible loads and constraints) compute a reduced-mass geometric solution that maintains structural integrity. Run multiple weight targets, load cases, and constraint scenarios at once.

Generative design works well together with additive manufacturing to create complex components without the need for expensive tooling

Advanced parts ready for 3D printing

Parts resulting from generative iteration are ready for manufacturing via additive processes. High-resolution 3D printers can handle the complex shapes, shortening time-to-market and production time for replacement parts.

Generative design minimizes weight and reduces material usage while meeting structural requirements

Evolve the design using convergent technology

Optimized components coming out of generative design can be further modified with convergent modeling and synchronous technology in Solid Edge. Meshed results are integrated into the normal model editing process, allowing you to get the final design needed for the task at hand. No more waiting for tedious, inaccurate conversions from triangular mesh to b-rep.