Design and Concept Modeling

Design the way you think
Our vision from the beginning was to bring 3-D to everyone by providing a simple, fast, flexible design tool. We believe a 3-D tool should be so simple, anyone can learn it quickly and have fun while doing so. SpaceClaim is a fully functioning CAD tool that is powerful enough for rapid concept modeling but is equally as simple for creating detailed parts, assemblies and drawings.

You can Imagine, design, make and realize your ideas faster with ANSYS SpaceClaim.

2-D to 3-D conversion:
SpaceClaim makes it fast and easy to transition from popular 2-D data types to 3-D geometry. Whether you only have a graphics image or a sloppy 2D drawing, SpaceClaim lets you work in the context of what you have to construct precise 3-D geometry. If you can start with a precise drawing, half the work of going from 2D to 3D is already done for you. SpaceClaim supports file types such as DXF, DWG, bitmaps, jpg, and png, and uses common workflows for the reconstruction to 3-D data. If 2-D data is corrupt or incomplete, automated tools will heal the data so it is 3-D ready.

Concept Modeling:
SpaceClaim enables you to easily visualize, communicate, and evaluate designs in 3D in order to achieve new levels of innovation through product design and development. Whether a non-CAD expert or seasoned CAD professional, the SpaceClaim user interface allows you to refine and optimize concept models before locking down the design in a traditional CAD package.

While traditional/history based modeling tools are important to ensure successful production, the constraints used in these tools become troublesome for the initial concept design phase of product development. SpaceClaim frees 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 this early modeling phase as well as throughout the entire product design and development workflow, you can increase your innovative ideas while also increasing productivity.

Key features of using SpaceClaim for design include:

  • Full part and assembly modeling
  • Detailed drawings including full 2-D/3-D GD&T
  • Photorealistic rendering capabilities with Keyshot
  • Open/edit files from neutral and native CAD systems
  • Complete help guide and tutorials for a rapid start


Early Concept Design