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With time to market key to commercial success, the ability to quickly generate design alternatives from a single idea can offer a competitive advantage. Hexagon’s generative design technology enables engineers to select the design that best fits their needs from multiple great alternatives.
The smarter way to design
Smart generative design
With consumer demand driving ever-increasing pressure to deliver products to market faster, generative design has become an essential product development tool. Generative design uses intelligent software to autonomously generate multiple design alternatives based on a set of input parameters. Design engineers use generative design to rapidly develop and iterate product designs based on the constraints of the brief.
Generative design empowers engineers to make better decisions earlier in the product development cycle. By generating multiple design variations and then selecting and refining the best options rather than developing the first feasible idea, engineers can take time out of the product development process and ensure that only the best designs are progressed to prototyping, testing and eventually production.
Design as nature does
What if we could optimise products as nature does without years of evolution? With Hexagon’s generative design solutions, optimisation is easy as a breeze and lightning fast. The software’s high degree of automation frees the engineer from routine work and gives scope for concept and creativity.
Based on finite element analysis but utilising a very fine mesh with well-defined elements rather than the more traditional density field, our solutions can directly evaluate the occurring stresses, as well as reliably derive distinct geometries that are truly unimaginable by the human mind.
- Simplicity: No expert knowledge is required to conduct optimisations in this highly user-focused software
- Automated design: Almost automatically generate multiple smoothed design candidates that all satisfy the design criteria while minimising weight
- Direct output: Export geometry can be directly manufactured and used immediately without manual rework
We’re climbing the automation curve
Our transition to Intelligent automation is accelerating. Ultimately, our innovations will give rise to new technologies and applications - many of which we’ve yet to imagine. Today, every Hexagon solution is mapped and tagged according to its level of automation, so customers can clearly track our progress towards the freedom of autonomy.
Human performs all tasks, no data being used
Human is in charge of performing tasks but certain functions are automated to simplify control
Some tasks are automated so that operation can be autonomous for short periods (or within specific circumstances)
Autonomous operation is possible within certain bounds, but human intervention may be necessary at short notice
Designed to complete required tasks autonomously, but may require human intervention if circumstances change beyond specific bounds
Control tasks automated under all conditions, but human may request to take over; can complete all expected tasks without human intervention
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