Engineering software often depends on large, high quality, polygonal meshes. Whether these meshes are derived from CAD models, CT, MRI or laser scans, tolerances may be very tight and precision is essential.
CFD, for example, requires uniform, well-shaped triangles. This is easily solved by Polygonica’s remeshing algorithm where the shape of original model is safeguarded but the quality of the mesh is significantly improved.
Polygonica inside Simpleware
Simpleware Software Solutions converts 3D images into high quality models for Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
Simpleware +CAD provides a straightforward method for the import, interactive positioning and integration of CAD models with image data. The resulting meshes can be exported as multi-part CAD models, or using Simpleware’s +FE module, converted into multi-part volume meshes for physics-based simulation. The new release of the +CAD module will be enhanced by the incorporation of solid mesh healing and fast, robust Boolean operations on STLs from MachineWorks’ Polygonica API.
Simpleware software is based on proprietary technology that bridges scan data with CAD design packages and physics-based solvers. The quality of the image processing and mesh generation tools available with the software enables models to be created in a fraction of the time taken with other programs. Applications include implant positioning for medical device research, evaluating interactions between anatomies and consumer products, and generating internal structures to reduce the weight of manufactured parts.