LimitState:Form v3.1 adds plugin to Ansys Discovery Live real-time simulation

Published 21 September 2017

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: cad, simulation, manufacturing, ansys, limitstate

LimitState:Form can also be used as a plugin to Ansys Discovery Live

In the upcoming release of its design optimisation tool, LimitState is targeting the time and effort needed to design strong and light truss forms for components and structures.

Version 3.1 of LimitState:Form includes a number of new features and enhancements including the ability to specify in advance the desired simplicity of an optimised component form, for example, the target maximum number of members meeting at a joint.

Additionally, new algorithms mean that users can now much more freely interact with an initially optimised component, adding and/or removing members to customise their design as necessary.

The software can also be used as a plugin to Ansys Discovery Live, the recently announced real-time simulation tool that allows engineers to immediately see the influence of CAD edits on stresses and/or flow dynamics, something LimitState managing director Matthew Gilbert describes as a ‘potent combination’ for the designers of 3D printed components.

“Designers wishing to take full advantage of the design freedom associated with additive manufacturing have been held back by software, but this is now changing. At LimitState our focus is on empowering designers to develop more intelligent designs, in as short as possible time,” he added.

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