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.
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.