Multipurpose 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.


See what's new in ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim

  • Additive Manufacturing

    SpaceClaim has better organized shell options, including the ability to bidirectionally thicken surface STL bodies, and includes a new triangular lattice-type infill for lightweighting designs.

  • Assembly Configurations

    Anchor one component and have all others explode from that position, or create configurations of various assembly states, such as min/max openings, making it easier to convey design intent.

  • Reverse Engineering

    Automatically fit surfaces or solids over simple, geometric-shaped objects or complex organic shapes.

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  • Rapid Geometry Creation

    Discovery SpaceClaim excels at the rapid creation of any 3D geometry. Streamlined tools and workflows mean in seconds you can create rough concepts, detailed designs, tooling/fixtures, CAE related geometry, or reverse engineer an STL file into a clean 3D CAD model.

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  • STL File Manipulation

    With SpaceClaim’s faceted data editing tools you can inquire, repair and optimize STL files for downstream use, such as 3D printing and reverse engineering.

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  • Model Repair

    Discovery SpaceClaim's automated repair tools quickly heal dirty and incomplete CAD files, accelerating your time to mesh.

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  • Simple Tools

    With only four tools that perform 80 percent of the common modeling tasks, you’ll find Discovery SpaceClaim to be the easiest CAD tool you’ll ever learn.

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  • CAD Import and Editing

    Open and edit CAD files for concept design, manufacturing, 3D printing, reverse engineering and simulation. The removal, simplification and editing of complex features are no problem for Discovery SpaceClaim's modifying and defeaturing tools. It’s easy to change geometry on the fly.

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  • Versatility

    You can think of Discovery SpaceClaim as a multipurpose 3D modeler. Wherever 3D data is or could be used, Discovery SpaceClaim offers efficiency gains for everyone involved.

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