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Generative design software company ParaMatters has announced the release of its latest software upgrade which is said to better enable automated workflows for digital and traditional manufacturers.
CogniCAD 4.0 is equipped to support users harnessing additive manufacturing, 3-axis and 5-axis CNC milling, and investment and die casting, with high-performance and lightweight structures able to be generated automatically.
The latest version of the software platform is said to be more robust than previous editions, with an increased control over geometry helping to enhance multi-plane symmetry and accurate feature sizes, for example. A new and advanced support structure generator helps users prepare files for 3D printing, while there are also enhanced part orientation, slicing, hollowing and latticing capabilities.
Users can access these capabilities after importing CAD files and defining loading, design and manufacturing criteria. Within tens of minutes, generative designs can then be verified by built-in finite element analysis tools and then either directly manufactured with 3D printing or transferred to a traditional process.