3DEXPERIENCE MODSIM: Why use Function Driven Generative Designer?

3DEXPERIENCE MODSIM: Why use Function Driven Generative Designer?

dateApril 3, 2024

What is MODSIM?

MODSIM unifies modeling and simulation on a common data model within a single user experience on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. The goal is to consider the whole product development process and break down barriers.

One of the important roles in 3DEXPERIENCE Platform which has the capabilities of MOD + SIM is Function Driven Generative Designer.

What is Function Driven Generative Designer?

The Function Driven Generative Designer is a generative design role in 3DEXPERIENCE Platform which has both modelling and optimization simulation capabilities.


Traditional Optimization Challenges

Design engineers constantly strive to minimize part weight, maximize stiffness, reduce cost and optimize material usage. Today it is often cost-prohibitive to explore optimized parts. It can be difficult to collaborate across disciplines due to different systems and tools, delays and errors in data translation. Optimization has traditionally required experts and has not been available to designers.


Capabilities of Function Driven Generative Designer

Here is the list of apps within Function Driven Generative Designer, it contains modelling apps, for example, Part Design, Assembly Design, Natural Shape Design. It also contains topology optimization app, e.g. Functional Generative Design.




Why use Function Driven Generative Designer?

  1. Lead time and cost reduction

Time to market is a vital component within the design cycle, design engineers must guarantee and deliver their designs on time and within specification. As companies strive to differentiate their offerings, products are inevitably becoming more complex and diverse. Alternative design options are needed to explore and develop the optimal design goal. With Function Driven Generative Designer role, users will be able to have alternatives creation from a baseline study, to explore different approaches, and then compare and assess their resulting mass and other Key Performance Indicators to select the best concept.


        2. Reducing Weight

Weight reduction is one of the primary focuses during design phases as it is widely recognised that lightweight designs have benefits for multiple industries. For example, the automotive industry is under increasing pressure from regulators and customer demands to improve engine efficiency and enhance car safety and reduce harmful emissions. A lighter aeroplane will use less fuel, cost less and can be built in less time.


       3.  Advanced Manufacturing Process

Using Generative Design, manufacturing can now be considered at the start of the design process by quickly creating multiple organic variants for comparison and trade-off studies. By varying the inputs, such as weight reduction targets, load cases, constraints and manufacturing processes (molding, forging, machining and additive manufacturing) they can then compare and assess the resulting mass and other Key Performance Indicators to select the best concept. Design engineers can quickly optimize for a given manufacturing process, or compare and achieve the most suitable manufacturing method whether that is additive manufacturing or more traditional manufacturing processes.

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