Paramatters upgrades its generative design software CogniCAD

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Paramatters has announced the release of CogniCAD 2.1, an upgrade of its platform that generates ready-to-3D print, lightweighted structures for aerospace, automotive and other mission critical applications.

The latest version offers an enhanced variety of loading conditions including thermal loads as a beta release and force/moments via remote points, in addition to existing acceleration (G-forces) and pressure.

The software also allows design for additive manufacturing and investment casting as a beta release. CogniCAD 2.1’s functional design capabilities include stress, compliance (stiffness) and deformation constraints.
CogniCAD 2.1 works by first importing CAD files into the online pay-per-design, cloud-based platform, and then defining loading and design criteria. Within minutes, users can obtain generative designs verified by built-in Finite-Element Analysis, ready for 3D printing in both STL and STEP formats. All ParaMatters-generated designs can be directly produced using additive manufacturing.

The company is offering several subscription and enterprise-based models for CogniCAD.

ParaMatters co-founder and CTO Dr. Michael Bogomolny, said: “With CogniCAD 2.1, users have more options and greater flexibility to create lightweighted objects that meet their design and manufacturing needs for challenging real-life applications.”

CogniCAD 2.1 introduces two-times the calculation speedup and allows users to select the desired combination between resolution and speed of calculations.

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Finally, there is an enhanced design cabinet view and any minimal glitches in the system have been smoothed out. The designs generated as a one-click solution, are said to be ‘smooth and watertight’ STL models ready for AM and STEP models compliant with any CAD system.