CastCAE Introduction >> Simulation Basics >> Modeling the Geometry >> Mesh Generation >> Validation >> Customer Comments >> Hardware Requirements >> Benefits
Modeling the Geometry
Model in CAD (form•Z)
STL format
CastCAE geometry - Control Volume mesh
Modeling the geometry is by far the most difficult and demanding stage in the simulation process. When we designed CastCAE, we thought about the modeling as well. The modern CAD-software develop at such a fast pace that perhaps modeling will become as easy as typing a letter... someday. But before that, the modeling requires a lot of training.

CastCAE does not set high quality requirements for the models, as its Control Volume Method and intelligent mesh generation help even the inexperienced modeler. This not only makes the modeling easier but also saves a lot of time.

If you already make 3D-models for patternmaking (CNC-milling) purposes, then you are set to include casting simulation in the CAD-CAM-CAE process.

 

CastCAE allows you to use almost any commercially available 3D-modeling software available. The only requirement is that it produces STL-files (SLA). That is the interchange format that is used to transfer geometry into CastCAE.

Complete solutions available

If you only have a 2D-system available, or you do not use CAD at all, we can offer you a complete solution. With form•Z, you can utilize your blueprints or 2D-drawings in modeling the geometry. This will greatly reduce the time needed to build the model. What's best, form•Z is in a price range that allows you to purchase it even as a second software or an interim solution while you still evaluate the possibilities for the final decision between more expensive software. form•Z can however offer you capabilities that are not available in more expensive software.

 

CastCAE Introduction >> Simulation Basics >> Modeling the Geometry >> Mesh Generation >> Validation >> Customer Comments >> Hardware Requirements >> Benefits

 

Updated 07.08.00
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