Enabling Simulation-Led Design: Beam and Shell Modeling with ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler and ANSYS Mechanical

Learn how engineers use ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler to robustly create lightweight beam and shell analysis models as a starting point for structural simulation, versus traditional, complex 3-D geometries. Discover how the beam and shell representation enables design optimization and reduces fabrication and prototype testing, hence shortening design cycles and lowering development costs. ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler enables engineers to design using conceptual beam elements and convert imported beams to conceptual beams. Beams and pattern count dimensions are transferrable from ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler to ANSYS Workbench 12, making it convenient to optimize models with ANSYS Mechanical.