Design optimisation is the process of finding the best design parameters that satisfy project requirements. Optimisation consists of “maximise”, “minimise”, or “approach a target value”, using a variety of parameters. Performing a conventional optimisation using manual iterations can be a long and tedious task.

CATIA allows the user to perform design optimisation in a short time using “product engineering optimiser” inside the “knowledgeware” module. The following video shows how to use the optimiser module with a simple example. This particular example focuses on the design optimisation.

Watch out for next blog “Design Optimisation Using Generative Structure Design” in a few weeks!

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