on-demand webinar

Topology Optimization for Designers

Realizing topology optimization benefits in simulation-driven product design

Estimated Watching Time: 60 minutes


Person looking at a CAD model on a desktop computer.

Are you interested in topology optimization advantages? Whether you are experienced with simulation, are just beginning to adopt it, or have never used structural analysis tools, you are invited to attend this webinar for introductory guidance on leveraging topology optimization to improve product design. There will be a demonstration shown illustrating an engineer working directly in the CAD-based simulation environment.

When to use topology optimization in CAD

The value of topology optimization software is in enabling engineers to develop novel optimized part geometry automatically to improve product performance, minimize weight and reduce costs of materials, or simplify manufacture. These benefits are possible to achieve in less time. Typical tasks encompass:

  • Structural optimization for strength
  • Minimized use of material for lightweight, low-cost designs
  • Lower part counts for assemblies

How to use topology optimization

With the cost of additive manufacturing and certain other manufacturing technologies continuing to reduce over time, there is more opportunity to realize the value of topology optimization. Attend this webinar to learn about the latest developments that make topology optimization more accessible, easier to use, and faster for designers and design engineers. A simulation-driven design example is covered where a road bike frame is optimized for strength and weight.

Benefits of integrating with simulation software

Simulation early in the design cycle helps eliminate infeasible designs. It also facilitates the exploration of more innovative design options that engineers would otherwise not consider. Traditionally, many design engineers avoided simulations because they lacked the confidence and expertise to set up and run them. But there are many benefits for design engineers who use simulation early in the design process, including cost and time savings, easier innovation, and improved product quality. For this reason, it is important for design engineers to gain confidence in using simulation early in the design cycle.

Watch this webinar to see this process in action.

Meet the speaker

Siemens Digital Industries Software

Efthymios Papoutsis

Technical Product Manager, Topology Optimization

Efthymios Papoutsis is a Product Manager at Siemens Digital Industries Software, responsible for Generative Engineering and Topology Optimization solution capabilities. During his time as a doctoral researcher, he focused on the industrialization of shape and topology optimization in the automotive industry and has worked as a simulation specialist in the automotive technology production sector.

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