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Updated Generative-Design Software Offers Improved Automated Workflow

Monday, January 25, 2021
 

Parameters has released CogniCAD 4.0 generative-design software, an upgrade that reportedly enables improved automated workflow for manufacturers. The software provides a fully automated workflow based on inhouse-developed topology optimization, high-resolution finite-element analysis (FEA) and computational geometry, that requires no manual adjustment or reconstruction, according to company officials.

Designs generated by CogniCad, satisfying all input design requirements, reportedly are ready for manufacturing within a few hours at the longest. The software considers a variety of loading conditions as well as design goals and restraints related to stress, stiffness, deformation and vibration. STL and STEP outputs are then validated by built-in proprietary FEA. It requires no manual re-modeling or geometry reconstruction.

Automatically generating optimized, lightweighted structures, CogniCAD 4.0 supports processes including AM, multi-axis CNC milling, and die and investment casting. Version 4.0 reportedly offers increased control over geometry, with an advanced support-structure generator better enabling users to prepare files for AM.

“Manufacturers now have access to a one-of-a-kind technology that enables them to create lightweighted and structurally validated parts to meet their design and manufacturing needs,” says Dr. Michael Bogomolny, Paramatters cofounder and chief technology officer. “Designers and engineers can automatically generate high-performance designs that consider various manufacturing technologies and make decisions based on a cost, performance and time-to-market basis.”

CogniCAD 4.0 is available as an annual subscription cloud-based service or as an annual local installation lease using a Windows-based installation. The company is offering several subscription and enterprise-based models, and engages in several complementary strategic partnerships.

 

See also: Paramatters


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