Latest Generative Design Tool to Optimize Engineering Designs

Latest Generative Design Tool to Optimize Engineering Designs

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Friday, July 31, 2020

An advanced tool that allows engineers to find new approaches and optimize their design in a single step to develop innovative products faster than traditional approaches.

FREMONT, CA: A pioneer in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) simulation software and services and part of Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division, MSC Software Corporation (MSC) unveils MSC Apex Generative Design 2020, a leading tool that allows engineers to explore new approaches and optimize any part of their design in a single step to develop advanced products up to 80% faster than traditional approaches.

MSC Apex Generative Design addresses product development pain points to meet shrinking budgets and rapid time-to-market by generating lightweight and smoothed preliminary component concepts based on just the engineering objectives. It does away with the iterative process of eliminating unsuitable candidates, freeing up the engineer's time so they can use their expertise to explore the design space and find more optimal and advanced solutions by fine-tuning pre-vetted, manufacturing-ready designs.

MSC Apex Generative Design can run on a normal laptop to create initial candidates within an hour and produce a final design within a matter of hours. Adding to its accessibility, the tool is also now equipped with an intuitive interface, opening its capabilities up to designers and engineers without specialized knowledge of computer-aided engineering. Design goals can be set up directly, or set against an existing design from Computer-Aided Design (CAD) or directly from CAE models.

Regardless of applications, it is used in every imaginable industry. It also allows engineers to innovate quickly, developing the apt design in the same amount of time it would have taken them to create, test, and discard the first prototype using traditional tools and workflows. With MSC Apex Generative Design, a surgeon can create a smarter, latticed implant design, an aerospace engineer can redesign a product part-by-part, an automotive engineer can a motorcycle chassis that is 56% lighter than previous iterations, and manufacturers can fully exploit the capabilities of additive manufacturing and optimize their designs.

Users of  MSC Apex Generative Design have reported slashing their design time by 80% by mitigating the number of individual tools and interventions, automating the optimization process, and streamlining their workflows. They start developing products that, for the first time, have been able to optimize with design, performance, and cost, all tailored to their technical and commercial requirements.

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