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Category: Modeling

Generative Design Tools That Put You In Control

Generative Design is getting a lot of attention — but what is it exactly? Here is why the current Generative Design concepts fall short and how nTop’s alternative approach enables you to unlock its full potential today.

Alkaios Bournias
September 14, 2020 • 7 min read

Recent Posts

Is this the end of the STL file?

An explanation, a manifesto, call it what you will... Death to STL. A narrative on the history and the future of STL in our words.

Duann Scott
October 8, 2019 • 5 min read

Implicits and Fields for Beginners

Managing the size and performance of complex geometry requires a computationally lighter means of defining and representing geometry. By integrating a field-driven design approach based on the implicit modeling technology, designers can focus…

Andrew Reitz
May 13, 2019 • 5 min read

Lightweighting with Implicit Models

The ability to produce high-resolution geometry using implicit modeling opens a broad range of opportunities to tune the material properties of a part. Creating stiff, lightweight, and highly engineered parts is one of…

Blake Courter
May 8, 2019 • 5 min read

Topology Optimization in a World of Fields and Implicit Geometry

Manual reconstruction of geometry after topology optimization is generally viewed as a major impediment, and this was the challenge first tackled in nTop Platform software. The resulting smooth geometry is generated in seconds…

Trevor Laughlin
April 25, 2019 • 10 min read

Computational Modeling with nTop Platform

With nTop Platform, we’ve combined 3D modeling, simulation, and manufacturing processes into one computational modeling environment managed through a custom visual programming interface. We’ve set out to enable our users to intelligently automate…

Andrew Reitz
April 18, 2019 • 7 min read

Interpolating with Implicit Modeling

The last two posts in this implicit modeling series introduced the implicit representation and how it enables failure-proof, simple operations like offsets and booleans.  To get a better understanding of the power of…

Blake Courter
April 12, 2019 • 7 min read

How implicits succeed where B-reps fail

As previously described, the B-rep modeling used by most precise and mesh-based CAD and graphics systems works well for low complexity parts and most traditional manufacturing processes. For any experienced CAD user, the…

Blake Courter
March 28, 2019 • 8 min read

Enabling design for additive manufacturing through nTopology’s block system

nTopology Platform’s explicit system of nested objects exposes users to all process parameters and allows each one to be recombined, reused, and shared extensively. Knowledge can easily be retained and transferred from one…

Spencer Wright
March 26, 2019 • 3 min read

nTopology Platform for Additive Manufacturing

nTop Platform is helping companies realize products with Additive Manufacturing by integrating the Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) workflow and removing inherent barriers to iterative redesign necessary to create breakthrough new products.

Blake Perez
March 21, 2019 • 8 min read