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Generative Design with Autodesk Nastran Topology Optimization

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    The recently acquired Autodesk Nastran general-purpose finite element analysis (FEA) solver has gained a lot of popularity, and at the center of this is the newly developed topology optimization technology now being used in Autodesk Nastran stand-alone, Fusion 360 software, and Inventor Simulation software. This class will introduce the basics of topology optimization in Autodesk Nastran and demonstrate some of the advanced features that empower designers to create better designs and modify existing ones, making them lighter and more efficient. This session features Nastran and SimStudio.

    Key Learnings

    • Understand the basics of topology optimization in Autodesk Nastran
    • Understand the workflow in setting up and performing a topology optimization with just loads and boundary conditions
    • Learn how to modify an existing design to remove unnecessary material and make it more efficient
    • Understand the limitations of topology optimization