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nTopology: Next-generation Design & Engineering Software

Simulation & Design Analysis

Integrate engineering simulations and design generation. Build automated analysis workflows. Design processes, not just parts.

 

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Reusable Simulation Processes

As products become more complex, there is an urgent need to take full advantage of the latest design, analysis, and manufacturing technologies.

nTopology enables you to move simulation from the middle and late stage of the design process to the very front allowing the engineer to make more informed decisions from the outset.

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Built-in Finite Element Analysis Software Tools

Closely couple design generation with design analysis to drastically reduce the time it takes to develop high-performance products.

nTopology’s integrated mechanical and thermal finite element analysis tools allow you to build multiphysics control systems into your design workflows and verify the performance of generated parts without passing them to your team’s analysts.

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Augment your Simulation Workflows

Enhance your software stack with streamlined 3D design data connectivity. Pre-process FEA models in nTopology before you export high-quality meshes to your preferred CAE suite or finite element analysis software for detailed verification.

Expand the capabilities of your Multidisciplinary Design Optimization (MDO) stack with robust integrations to nTopology’s unbreakable geometry generation workflows.

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Virtual Speaker Series

Simulations in Engineering Product Development

We invited industry experts — specializing in the field of complex structural analysis, heat transfer, dynamic analysis, meta-materials, acoustics, and more — to describe how they combined advanced design and simulation software with cutting-edge manufacturing techniques to solve hard engineering problems.

Learn from industry leaders how simulation software drives business innovation, decision making, advanced product design, and real-world performance gains.

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Whitepaper

Advanced Heat Exchanger Design & Simulation with nTopology & ANSYS

A team of engineers redesigned a legacy two-domain heat exchanger used in helicopters for additive manufacturing.

Guided by finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics results, they generated conformal cooling channels using TPMS lattice structure. They consolidated a 40-part assembly into a single component, achieving significant weight reduction and performance gains.

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Accelerate Your Product Development Process


See for yourself why leading companies have chosen nTopology to tackle hard
engineering and advanced manufacturing problems.

 

FAQ on Engineering Simulation

How does nTopology couple design analysis with product design?

nTopology is the most technologically advanced engineering, design, and simulation platform. Using field-driven design — an approach uniquely enabled by nTopology’s unbreakable modeling technology — engineers, designers, and analysts can use the results of multiphysics simulations to directly drive part geometry and develop the highest-performing products.

What are the available simulation capabilities in nTopology?

nTopology’s built-in structural and thermal finite element analysis tools support a full array of boundary conditions and material models. nTopology’s capabilities also include lattice homogenization tools for developing architected materials and topology optimization with robust post-processing. When combined with the software’s unbreakable modeling and automation capabilities, nTopology is much more than an FEA software — it is a complete suite for advanced product development.

How does nTopology support your current simulation software stack?

nTopology offers solutions for meshing and pre-processing FEA models for your current software stack — no matter which is your preferred simulation tool. You can export full FEA models (including geometry, materials, and boundary conditions) to file formats supported by all major external solvers. Moreover, FEA models can be automatically updated when part geometry changes, eliminating a time-consuming manual step. Finally, nTopology offers robust integration with leading multidisciplinary design optimization software and full-automation solutions. 

Does nTopology support CFD simulations?

While built-in computational fluid dynamics tools are not currently available in nTopology,  results from external CFD software — both scalar and vector fields — can be imported to nTopology and directly drive geometry or perform downstream operations. 

Which CAE and FEA software files can be imported to nTopology?

nTopology currently supports the import of structural analysis and thermal analysis results in the native formats of ABAQUS, ANSYS Mechanical, ANSYS Fluent, LS-DYNA, Nastran, and Patran. nTopology also supports importing engineering data from other sources, such as CAD software, meshing software, and tabulated data. See full data import capabilities.

Which CAE and FEA software files can be exported from nTopology?

nTopology currently supports the export of FEA models that include volume, surface, and lattice meshes (both linear & quadratic), material models, connectors, and loading and thermal boundary conditions See detailed list of simulation data export capabilities.

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