Discover how to rapidly and simply reconstruct a CAD model with CATIA using a topological optimization result.
Reducing the weight of structures has become a priority for both economic and environmental reasons. However, it is also crucial to maintain mechanical resistance in order to ensure the safety and lifecycle of your product. Topological optimization was developed in order to meet these requirements, making it possible to create innovative shapes. Software programs such as Tosca generate organic shapes that can now be produced with additive manufacturing processes, such as 3D printing. However, the topological optimization requires reconstruction of the CAD model using an irregular and distorted mesh or point cloud, which makes this stage particularly long and difficult with conventional CAD tools.
With its Imagine & Shape module, CATIA provides an efficient, user-friendly solution to get the best out of topological optimization.
Use, adjust and merge shape templates, and reduce your reconstruction time with CATIA.
Using this technology, the processing time for this case was reduced to half a day, compared with five days when using conventional tools.
You can then complete your prototype data formatting using CATIA.
Make life easier with CATIA.