Topological Optimization in ANSYS
Included in every level of the ANSYS Mechanical product line is the ability to do topological optimization. This enables the designer to remove weight independent of any CAD parameters used during the creation of the product.
Components to be optimized can part of an assembly, have multiple load cases, and can use multiple different design constraints as bounds during optimization. This flexibility allows the creation of geometries through additive manufacturing that were never before possible.
The optimized shape can then be cleaned/smoothed using the geometry engine of ANSYS SpaceClaim to create parts for detailed verification studies after the optimization solutions.