ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim
Multi-Purpose 3D modeling for faster engineering results
ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim is a multipurpose 3D modeling application providing efficient solutions to common modeling tasks. Built on the direct modeling technology, Discovery SpaceClaim removes geometry problems associated with various 3D CAD operations, such as design or concept modeling, repair of translated CAD files, general model defeaturing, and complete model editing. With it’s premise of ease of use and simplicity, you’ll find Discovery SpaceClaim to be extremely valuable in tackling small to large modeling problems.
A new way of 3D Modeling
Discovery SpaceClaim’s unique user interface, modeling technology and versatile toolset enables you to easily create and modify geometry without the complexity associated with traditional CAD systems. When working with existing CAD models, you can de-feature and simplify geometry with automated, easy-to-learn tools. Discovery SpaceClaim is ideal for engineers who don’t have time for heavy CAD tools but want and need to get fast answers using 3D.
Ease of Use
We believe that technology should work for you, not the other way around. Technology should make your job easier, not more complicated. Discovery SpaceClaim enables you to create, edit, or repair geometry without worrying about underlying technology. With Discovery SpaceClaim, working with 3D modeling software becomes fast, easy, flexible, and rewarding, no matter where in the workflow you need it. Regardless of a model’s origin, you can open the file in Discovery SpaceClaim and add or subtract geometry in any way you visualize. With streamlined commands and workflows, operations that previously took hours can be completed in minutes. You’ll find learning Discovery SpaceClaim easy — weeks instead of months – and realize a return on your investment that’s faster than expected.
Ways to Access SpaceClaim Technology
The SpaceClaim technology can be accessed as ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim through the ANSYS Discovery Essentials, Standard, or Ultimate bundles. It is also available as ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler (SCDM) standalone or through the ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise, ANSYS CFD Enterprise, and multiphysics bundles.
ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim Capabilities
Rapid Geometry Creation
SpaceClaim removes a common geometry bottleneck by putting the power of easy and fast geometry creation into the hands of any designer, engineer, manufacturer or analyst.
This new modeling paradigm will free you from the constraints of history-based concept modeling, allowing you to focus on the creative process and not on the technology. With an expanded use of 3D in the early modeling phase as well as throughout the entire product design and development workflow, you can increase your innovative ideas while also increasing productivity.
With SpaceClaim you can create new concept models quickly and easily, and further share them with your customers, R&D engineers, CAE analysts, manufacturing and others on a CAD team. And with it’s universal nature, it’s easy to Work with any imported geometry, no matter where it came from – suppliers, in-house library, online resources – and merge them together in one environment.
STL File Manipulation
SpaceClaim’s intuitive interface allows you to create, edit, optimize, and prepare models for 3D printing and reverse engineering faster and more efficiently than before.
With this module you have automated capabilities to inquire of problem areas in STL files, such as holes, interfering facts, and spikes. Using automated repair tools or manual techniques, watertight or clean STL files are easy to achieve.
You can also perform complex boolean operations with ease, making it simple to combine details of several data sets into one. For 3D printing optimization tools, you can shell any STL body in seconds and select one of several infill types to improve strength while reducing weight. Several impressive smoothing algorithms rapidly turn dirty scanned data into clean, watertight STL bodies ready for printing. In SpaceClaim you’ll notice the similarity of solid and STL editing tools, with no difference between the power and ease of use in each.
In addition, these same STL cleanup tools will enhance the reverse engineering workflows by streamlining the STL to CAD conversion process.
Many CAD tools output corrupt 3D data and are in desparate need of repair. Whether importing models for a new design, generating toolpaths on a solid body, or needing a high quality mesh for simulation, the input requirement of clean geometry is still the same.
SpaceClaim’s automated repair tools are designed to target problem areas of any model and provide instant options for healing and repair. Whether a model is full of holes, gaps or corrupt surfaces, these tools quickly recreate models to their intended state. Spellcheck-like tools provide feedback on location and possible remedies, but you always have the option of accepting automated repairs or providing further control of surface contours or repair types. The end result is clean surfaces and watertight solids.
CAD Import and Editing
SpaceClaim’s simple and powerful tools defeature both parts and assemblies prior to meshing and solving, and in a fraction of the time of traditional CAD tools. Geometric problems such as small sliver faces, gaps, raised text, and unnecessary small features that once prevented an acceptable mesh or drastically increased solve time are now remedied in seconds. Remove stubborn, intricate rounds, including those that overlap or have complex intersections. Automatically detect and remove small holes, faces, edges and other irrelevant geometry. Because SpaceClaim is built on direct modeling technology, you can defeature and edit your file without regard for rebuild errors or needing to understand how a file was initially constructed.