To help bridge the gap between modelling design and analysis, which will help optimise the model with faster turnaround times, and minimal effort, Detroit Engineered Products (DEP) has launched a unique automated CAE modelling tool - ConceptWorks.
DEP said that ConceptWorks is the latest addition to its MeshWorks, a CAE platform for pre and post-processing, involving rapid concept CAE and CAD model generation, parameterisation and optimisation, advanced meshing, process automation, concept modelling and CAD morphing. ConceptWorks allows users to redefine the concept modelling phase by allowing CAE engineers to produce concept members for design and optimisation studies efficiently. With ConceptWorks, drastic design transformations are made immediately at the CAE level. As a CAE tool for structural engineers, ConceptWorks enables the creation of structural members and joints without using CAD software, allowing engineers to focus on their core competencies.
Radha Krishnan, Founder & President, DEP, said, “Every new addition in MeshWorks is a reflection of the passion and effort the entire team puts in to create smarter solutions. We also ensure that the tools are simple and designed so that engineers at any level can start creating concept parts after a single 3-4 hour training. We have started with ConceptWorks for structures, and we have more exciting upcoming modules in the pipeline.”
Ray Chaney, Global Director, Pre Sales and Software Support, DEP, said, “We noticed that during the vehicle development stage, while creating concept parts, any ideas from the CAE team to generate new parts or improve design needs to be communicated to the CAD designers, who will then create or redesign the components. After this, the CAE engineers will need to spend time on meshing and assembly, and this back and forth process will continue until an optimal solution is achieved, which is very time consuming, and inefficient. Hence we developed ConceptWorks, which solves the problem, and gives the CAE engineers the power to quickly generate Concept members for design and optimisation studies by giving the user the ability to make radical changes directly at the CAE level.”