Generative Modeling - Designer Based Structural Optimization

Topology Optimization - Creating Optimal Next Generation Designs with 3D CAD - Solid Edge - Solidworks - Blender - FEA
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16,044 students
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Optimize products for minimal mass with goal driven generative design

Requirements

  • 3D CAD Fundamentals with SIEMENS Solid Edge

Description

Generative Design is a radical departure from conventional design practices and is by definition the creation of shapes decided by a set of rules, or in other words, software algorithms.

In essence the 3D CAD designer is no longer the primary creator, taking the position of a “problem framer” specifying up front design goals such as design space, constraints and keep out areas.  The computer software then decides where material should be removed.  Constraints define, then decide the structural results by generating an optimized part that look eerily similar to creations found in nature.  The potential benefits are striking.  This class will teach you how to get started with Topology Optimization.

Who this course is for:

  • 3D Design Engineers and anyone who wants to learn about the future of 3D Design

Course content

1 section52 lectures3h 2m total length
  • 01 Download the 3D CAD Software and Class Files
    00:06
  • 02 Generative Design Basics
    03:58
  • 03 Generative Design Basics - Force on Square x 4 Sides
    02:59
  • 04 Equal Force - Square All 4 Sides - Normal to Each Face
    03:37
  • 05 Force on Square - Same Direction - Top to Bottom - Left to Right
    03:23
  • 06 Force - 4 Outside Faces Fixed - Force Added on Center Hole
    04:09
  • 07 Introduction to Finite Element Analysis
    03:09
  • 08 Generative Modeling - An Extension of Finite Element Analysis
    03:41
  • 09 Controlling the Direction of Force
    03:32
  • 10 Modifying Your File With Synchronous Technology
    03:21
  • 11 Comparing Conventional Design Results with Optimized Results
    03:47
  • 12 Adding Mass to Your 3D CAD Parts for Better Optimization Results
    04:16
  • 13 Understanding Basic Design Constraints
    03:01
  • 14 Preserve Regions Command - How and When to Use
    02:53
  • 15 General Overview and Review
    03:41
  • 16 Force and Direction - Considering Options
    03:21
  • 17 Assembly Links - Removing Sharp Edges
    03:24
  • 18 Fixed Constraints - Where to Place - Force Directions
    03:26
  • 19 Moving the Fixed Constraint for Better Results
    03:19
  • 20 Center of Mass and Where to Place Fixed Constraints
    03:25
  • 21 What Moving the Locations of the Fixed Constraint Does
    04:09
  • 22 Using Split Face to Manipulate Balance
    03:41
  • 23 Advantages of Sychronous Technology with Generative Design
    04:25
  • 24 Section Views - Planar Cuts of Optimizations
    03:35
  • 25 Generative Design Settings & Modeling Options
    03:26
  • 26 Units of Measurements
    03:23
  • 27 Wall Mount Support Bracket
    03:51
  • 28 Wall Mount Bracket Quality Improvements
    03:09
  • 29 Study Quality - Time Versus Quality - Wall Mount Bracket
    03:18
  • 30 How Study Quality can Dramatically Improve Results
    05:16
  • 31 Stepper Motor Mount Optimizations
    03:12
  • 32 Adding Mass with Synchronous Technology for Better Results
    04:15
  • 33 Aviation Bracket - Generative Design Optimization Options
    03:25
  • 34 Design Improvements - Aviation Bracket - Sharp Edges
    03:28
  • 35 Split Face and Center of Mass
    03:53
  • 36 Wall Mount Arm - Generative Optimization Basics
    03:35
  • 37 Wall Mount Art - Part 2
    02:36
  • 38 Combining Parts - Manufacturability - Wall Mount Arm
    03:44
  • 39 Wall Mount Arm - Optimizing the Part that Connect to the Wall
    04:01
  • 40 3D Metal Printing
    03:15
  • 41 Wall Mount Arm - Combining Parts - End that fits to Monitor
    04:06
  • 42 Design Mistakes - How Generative Design Can Help Find Errors
    04:12
  • 43 Why Will We Still Need Mechanical Designers?
    04:28
  • 44 Why We Will Still Need Mechanical Designers
    03:46
  • 45 Commercial versus Academic License
    00:37
  • 46 How to 3D Print Genereative Design Parts
    03:44
  • 47 Torque - Understanding Loads
    03:18
  • 48 Visualizing STEM - Comparing Load Constraints
    04:19
  • 49 Showing Stress Results & Adjusting Results
    04:29
  • 50 Study Quality & Stress
    01:33
  • 52 Random Combinations
    04:22
  • 51 Detail Sheet of Generative Design
    03:05

Instructor

Mechanical Engineering and 3D Design
John Devitry
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 2,955 Reviews
  • 65,177 Students
  • 11 Courses

John Devitry a Research Fellow at the Center of Space Engineering - Utah State University 2015 - 2019. From 2004 – 2015 John taught the introductory classes for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at USU while also working as the CAD Administrator at Space Dynamics Laboratory – the research arm of USU.

Over the years John has developed a unique and compelling approach to teaching mechanical engineering and 3D design, introducing the concept of Conceptual Design Blending as a way to facilitate creative thinking with engineering graphics students.  

Earlier is his career John worked for 3D Systems, promoting rapid prototyping and rapid tooling technologies visiting hundreds of leading design and manufacturing companies around the world. He holds 3 patents developing the product from concept to market, selling the patent rights to independent investors. John enjoys writing and has published 3 articles in BYU Studies.   Education: 1986 – 1990 Brigham Young University Provo, UT. Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering