The SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study included in the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Professional version simplifies structural topology investigations with a goal-driven approach to mathematically alter the stiffness of the meshed geometry. Assuming linear static loading designers and engineers specify target mass reduction and the delivered results show which regions of a component can be removed without compromising the component stiffness.
With the SOLIDWORKS Simulation Topology Study designers and engineers can:
- Set a target mass reduction
- Limit material removal by limiting maximum component displacement
- Enforce manufacturing constraints
The results of a topology study can either be used as the input to a 3D printed part or as a guide for material removal of a traditionally manufactured part.