Generative Modeling - Designer Based Structural Optimization
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Generative Modeling - Designer Based Structural Optimization

Topology Optimization - Creating Optimal Next Generation Designs with 3D CAD - Solid Edge - Solidworks - Fusion 360
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504 students enrolled
Created by John Devitry
Last updated 9/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Optimize products for minimal mass with goal driven generative design
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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 is the target audience?
  • 3D Design Engineers and anyone who wants to learn about the future of 3D Design
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Curriculum For This Course
51 Lectures
02:58:59
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Introduction to Generative Modeling
51 Lectures 02:59:11

To get started with the class material you must load the 3D CAD software and Class Files

01 Download the 3D CAD Software and Class Files
00:18

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

51 Random Combinations
04:22
About the Instructor
John Devitry
4.7 Average rating
232 Reviews
5,131 Students
6 Courses
Mechanical Engineering and 3D Design at Udemy

John Devitry is a Research Fellow at the Center of Space Engineering - Utah State University. 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