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Coreform acquires Cubit CAE meshing technology

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Coreform has acquired exclusive distribution rights to Sandia National Laboratories’ Cubit software.

The developer of commercial spline-based simulation software, Coreform has worked closely with Sandia on the development of Cubit for more than 15 years, and has distributed it under the name Trelis since 2019.

Cubit software has been used in the simulation of hydrogen fueling stations, satellite radiation shields, lung tumors, and is the primary mesh generation tool used for neutronic analysis.

The name Trelis will be phased-out as Cubit takes a more central role in Coreform’s growth strategy.

“We are planning aggressive investment in Cubit,” said Coreform CEO Matt Sederberg, from the company headquarters in Utah, USA.

“We want to make it the gold standard for preprocessing software in traditional simulation, and to also transform it into a next-generation spline-based preprocessor.”

Founded in 2014, Coreform has built a standing in the field of isogeometric analysis, with its spline-based simulation software based on its proprietary spline geometry instead of traditional meshes, which can provide some significant advantages over traditional FEA simulation software.


Randy Morris, COO of Coreform and former Cubit developer, added, “Cubit is already the best software in the world for complex problems, and now we can push it even further. This is going to be a game changer.”

Coreform Trelis is currently provided in three options: Trelis FEA has features and mesh schemes specifically designed to meet the needs of FEA users; Trelis CFD includes powerful tools and boundary layer features for doing difficult CFD simulation, and Coreform Trelis Pro combines the previous into one product.

Coreform plans to make a limited version of Cubit available to student users without cost as part of its initial development.

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