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Get Started in Inventor's Shape Generator

by Nigel Ambayec on Mar 15, 2017

Inventor's Shape Generator is a new approach to design lightweight, structurally efficient parts in Autodesk Inventor. It provides an intelligent strategy for maximizing part “stiffness” based on the constraints you specify.

Worried about component weight? Shape Generator removes unnecessary pieces of geometry and optimizes your model to your specifications. The technology is integrated into Autodesk Inventor, making it simple to incorporate into your existing design process. Shape Generator produces a 3D mesh that can be used to guide your design refinement, meaning it's best used early when designing. Let’s look at how to include Shape Generator in your design process today.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Shape Generator, Autodesk Inventor 2017

AVA Closer Look: Shape Generator

by Bryce Ochoa on Mar 3, 2016

In a previous post, we followed up on the AVA session What’s New in Inventor 2016 R2 which explained two new additions to Inventor 2016 in the R2 update: Force Effect and Shape Generator. Last time we went over Force Effect, so today we'll take a look at Shape Generator

To start off, let’s get into how using Shape Generator can benefit not only an engineer, but a company as a whole. Shape Generator takes in your design specifications and creates the most efficient design possible for your part. You can easily make changes at any point in the design process as well. This helps take a product from the design stage to the production line faster than if you were to go through the traditional route of trial and error. Where Shape Generator really shines is in removing mass or material from designs, meaning reduced material and shipping costs.

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Shape Generator, v2016R2

Autodesk Inventor's Shape Generator - It's a Whole New World

by Jonathan D. Kriek on Oct 29, 2015

The 2016 R2 Release of Inventor is bound to change the way you think about CAD tools. With the introduction of "Shape Generator", what Autodesk is calling "Generative Design", will enable users to design products using minimal material and optimize a design based on a set of input parameters. 

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Topics: Autodesk Inventor, Shape Generator, v2016R2, Topology Optimization

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