MSC Apex Generative Design is the fully automated generative design (topology optimization) solution built on the most intuitive CAE environment in the world, MSC Apex. It exploits all the easy-to-use and easy-to-learn features of MSC Apex while employing the most innovative generative design engine in the background. The software delivers a new and innovative approach for design optimization which overcomes the constraints of classical topology optimization techniques and dramatically decreases the effort required in the design optimization workflow:
- Automatically generate multiple smooth structural design candidates that all satisfy the design criteria while minimizing the weight.
- Import existing geometries or mesh, either in CAD, STL, or MSC Nastran BDF format, find optimized design candidates, and perform design validation all inside a single CAE environment.
- Export geometry from optimization result directly in a format that can be transferred into common CAD platforms and used immediately without manual re-work.
- Read the resulting geometries in Simufact Additive or Digimat AM to significantly reduce the time of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
MSC Apex Generative Design enables manufacturers to improve their utilization of expensive additive manufacturing technology and improve their return on investment in equipment, because reducing design effort at the beginning of a workflow drives down the total cost of manufacturing runs and the lead time per part.