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Generative Design Software

Rapid Engineering Innovation

 

Accelerate your development cycles and design better products by taking full advantage of advanced manufacturing technologies. Generative design augments your capabilities as an engineer, unlocking new innovation opportunities for your business.

Generative Design with Complete Control

 

nTopology is the only generative solution that gives you complete control over every aspect of the optimization process and its outputs.

Create reusable workflows that are tailored to the unique requirements of your application using state-of-the-art generative tools.

Multi-objective &
Data-driven Optimization

 

Go beyond topology optimization, with Field-Driven Design. Combine simulation results, experimental data, and in-house engineering knowledge to generate solutions that capture your design requirements. Reuse your design workflows to get results 10x faster than with any other software.

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Creating Custom Generative Design Workflows with nTopology

 

The engineers of Yamaichi Special Steel combined the advanced generative capabilities of nTopology with their in-house developed software to create a generative design solution that is tailored to their specific needs and the capabilities of their advanced manufacturing system.

 

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FAQ on Generative Design

What is Generative Design?

Generative design is a broad and holistic design methodology. It includes all goal-driven and computational approaches to engineering that use software to generate and evaluate geometry based on a set of logical operations and user-defined rules. In other words, generative design augments your capabilities as an engineer and designer with digital tools that enable you to converge quickly to the best possible solution.

How is nTop’s approach different from the traditional “black box” generative solutions?

We intentionally make very few assumptions about your processes. Instead, we strive to give you the right tools that deliver the necessary precision and control at the right level of abstraction. This approach is quite different from the prevalent “black box” paradigm. Using nTopology, you can capture custom logic and unique design requirements in functional and fully customizable blocks. When and where each block gets used is entirely left to you. This way nTopology adapts to your engineering workflows — not the other way around.

What generative design tools are available in nTopology?

nTopology offers a complete range of computational tools that enable you to rapidly generate and evaluate geometry based on user-defined design requirements and constraints. These include unbreakable modeling and latticing operations, state-of-the-art topology optimization, reusable design workflows, field-driven design capabilities, and mechanical and thermal FEA simulations. We also give you the option to create your own generative algorithms or integrate nTopology with external design and analysis software to further refine, automate, and optimize your outputs and processes.

How does nTopology support multi-objective optimization?

A unique and powerful aspect of nTopology is the ability to configure user-defined workflows that are tailored to your specific design requirements and constraints. Users of nTopology have set up optimization processes to generate designs that take into account multiple design goals, including weight, acceptable stresses, operating temperature, resonant frequencies, material nonlinearities, buckling, manufacturing constraints, cost, and many other functional, aesthetic, or regulatory requirements.

Does nTopology integrate with CAD, PLM, and CAE tools, and other software?

Yes. nTopology integrates with all major CAD, PLM, and CAE software. You can import and export data in a variety of open engineering formats, including Parasolid, STEP, STL, 3MF, FE meshes, and 3D scanning data. Also, nTopology can connect via a command-line API to authoring tools, enterprise systems, and in-house software allowing you to leverage nTopology’s capabilities within your existing engineering software stack.

How much “post-processing” is typically required to obtain a production-ready part?

Little to none. The outputs of nTopology’s generative functions are smooth geometries that are immediately usable in downstream design, analysis, and manufacturing operations without the need for any manual post-processing. nTopology also allows you to incorporate a much broader set of design constraints compared to other generative software, maximizing the chances that the generated parts are as close to production-ready as possible.

Can I incorporate experimental or other engineering data to improve the accuracy of the generated designs?

Yes. nTopology offers you the unique capability to import experimental, material, or other engineering data and use them to drive geometry generation. This capability is enabled by nTopology’s unique Field-Driven Design technology.

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