Ansys and MachineWorks sign agreement to expand use of Polygonica

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Structural simulation of dirty polygon-based geometry in made possible by the combination of Polygonica and Ansys Discovery Live

MachineWorks’ Polygonica software, which is used in Ansys’ Discovery Live software, is to be further used across Ansys’ software portfolio thanks to a new agreement between the companies.

Polygonica is a polygonal solid modelling toolkit for processing polygon mesh, which can carry out a wide range of geometric operations such as automatic solid healing, fixing self-intersections and Boolean operations.

Ansys Discovery Spaceclaim software was an early adopter of the Polygonica technology, which was initially used within additive manufacturing workflows, with the SpaceClaim team progressing its functionality to support more generic polygon-based CAD functionality.

Other algorithms in Polygonica allow for remeshing, simplification, offsetting and point cloud manipulation.

“The agreement with MachineWorks enables Ansys to provide the industry-leading faceted modelling capabilities of Polygonica more broadly to our customers,” said Justin Hendrickson, director, product management at Ansys.

“Our recent release of Ansys Discovery Live brings simulation to every engineer through remarkable ease of use and dramatic speed—Polygonica extends the included geometry editing to faceted data beyond traditional CAD.”


Read our review of Ansys Discovery Live here.