Frustum Announces Generate Iterative Design Software for Windows OS

The industrial design software is said to produce manufacture-ready designs, accelerating time to market.


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Frustum has announced a new release of its Generate software for interactive generative design that enables engineers to develop multiple optimized models to identify the best solution within minutes. Artificial intelligence enables the software to significantly shorten the time for designing high-performing products, delivering a near-real-time interaction with the generative design model. The software generates designs based on functional requirements, and parts produced this way can be lighter and stronger while using less material than those designed with traditional CAD, the company says.

The new Windows-based Generate release supports single and multi-body optimizations as well as multiple loads and constraints. Its standard material library can be supplemented with user-defined materials. The software supports native CAD file import as well as STL export with user-defined resolution.

“With Generate, designers and engineers can interactively specify the functional requirements of their design and the design will automatically be modeled to meet those requirements. The design output is functional and does not have to be remodeled in CAD,” says Jesse Coors-Blankenship, CEO, Frustum Inc. “We developed Generate on a multi-threaded architecture that was built from the ground-up to deliver faster design output by leveraging both CPU and GPU computing optionally. Generate will redefine how manufacturers get products to market, reduce materials costs and improve the overall performance of products.”

Built on its patented generative engine, TrueSolid, Generate couples advanced topology optimization and simulation algorithms with real-time interaction to quickly produce high-performing, ready to manufacture mechanical designs. It is functionally parametric and facilitates perfect blending of generative geometry to traditional surface-based CAD with engineering precision. The technology is currently being commercially licensed to Siemens PLM software and integrated into Siemens NX and Siemens SolidEdge.