ANSYS SpaceClaim

ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim

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

    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

    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 Tools

    Reverse Engineering

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

  • ANSYS Discovery SpaceClaim Overview

    Product Highlights

    See what's new in Discovery SpaceClaim technology.



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.

Rapid Geometry Creation Capability
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.

STL File Manipulation Capability
Model Repair

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

Model Repair Capability
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.

Simple Tools Capability
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.

CAD Import and Editing Capability

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.

Versatility Capability

  • 使用雙向關聯功能自動連接到ANSYS Workbench
  • 從任何CAD工具打開資料
  • 無論模型是在何處創建,均可編輯和準備設計以進行模擬
  • 通過去除某些可能導致生成低品質網格的特性,如圓形和孔,來簡化幾何結構
  • 清理並修復有缺陷的幾何結構,以創建完全封閉的幾何模型
  • 在導入的幾何結構上創建參數,以便在分析過程中優化設計
  • 為設計團隊提供3D標記,能將模型與文檔變更做比對。
  • 對大型CAD等任務,只需花數個星期而非數月即可啟動並投入運行。
  • 使用SpaceClaim的多種資料模組,您能夠修復和編輯用於FEA拓撲優化、醫學掃描或操作基於三角形的任一種殼體網格的多種檔。
  • 用於CFD分析的外殼,清理和修復建模缺陷,以創建完全封閉的實體。

作為一種獨立於CAD的工具,ANSYS SpaceClaim為用戶提供自己迅速方便地操作幾何結構的能力,無需再把它發回給CAD部門。在SpaceClaim的協助下,CAE從設計流程一開始就能推動產品創新和開發,加快分析速度,提高產品設計/生產的效率。