DEP MeshWorks is an integrated CAE platform for pre and post processing, involving rapid concept CAE and CAD model generation, parameterization and optimization, advanced meshing, process automation, concept modeling and CAD morphing.


DEP MeshWorks, from Detroit Engineered Products (DEP) is a CAE driven integrated platform for pre and post processing, involving rapid concept CAE and CAD model generation, parameterization and optimization, advanced meshing, process automation, concept modeling and CAD morphing. It has enabled leading companies across the globe to transform the product development cycle, thus considerably saving them time and money, and get to market faster. Since its release in 2001, DEP MeshWorks has been simplifying tedious time consuming processes associated with design changes, and helping reduce the product development cycle across several industries globally.

The latest version of MeshWorks 2021 features innovative solutions based on specific and industry based applications. Smart functionalities under CAE Modeling are deigned to help accelerate product development cycle. Custom modules for precise fields like Manufacturing, Plastics, etc. are added with enhancements to basic set-up that are part of previous versions. Our patented CAD Morphing function is augmented with high degree of automation in full vehicle and sub-system morphing. With added-on power to usual segments of FE/CFD pre & post processor engines, engineering process automation, etc. we are revolutionizing the vision for simulation in Product Development and aim to assist engineers develop future-ready products.

Meshing

MESHING

MeshWorks has a powerful CAE meshing engine that allows users to create 2D and 3D meshes rapidly from complex CAD data. Highly automated meshing functions available allow users to create exceptional quality meshes with minimal user intervention in the shortest time possible, with minimal to virtually no CAD clean-up.


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Modeling

MODELING

The Modeling module within MeshWorks comprises of a set of interactive and highly automated model assembly, model connection, materials, loads and boundary condition assignment functions that will allow users to create complex full system level models such as that of automotive vehicles, IC engines, airplanes, ships etc. in a highly condensed time frame.


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Post Processing

POST PROCESSING

MeshWorks is a multi-disciplinary post-processor for viewing and publishing the results of analysis. It allows for loading and viewing the result files obtained from various solvers.


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Graphing

GRAPHING

MeshWorks graph is a powerful plotting and data analysis tool. It has a rich set of plotting features, a user friendly interface, easy navigation from function to function, and is fully integrated within the MeshWorks interface.


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Process Automation

PROCESS AUTOMATION

Customer CAE processes can be rapidly automated using a fast Record > Create-GUI > Plumb > Publish process. Very complicated geometry and mesh creation processes can be automated with virtually no scripting or programming expertise.


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CAE Morphing

CAE MORPHING

DEP MeshWorks is a feature based morphing tool that can rapidly morph existing FE and CFD models to match new geometry and/or to new proportions. Component and full system level FE/CFD models (such as automotive vehicle crash, NVH and durability models) can be morphed to fit target design features such as styling lines, sections, proportions etc. precisely.


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Concept Modeling

CONCEPT MODELING

MeshWorks has advanced cutting, blending and stitching functions to create early stage concept FE and CFD models very rapidly.Local regions from the donor FE or CFD model can be cut, morphed and stitched to the target FE/CFD model resulting in a new concept quickly.


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Parametric CAE

PARAMETRIC MODELING

MeshWorks is a comprehensive CAE model parameterization engine with a broad range of categories of parameters that can be used at all stages of product development.Regular FE/CFD models can be converted to intelligent parametric FE/CFD models. The parameters can be exercised as one-time execution or linked to DOE and MDO schemes.


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Design Enablers

DESIGN ENABLERS

MeshWorks has a powerful Design Enablers which enables rapid creation of finite element features such as ribs, holes, slots, reinforcements, bulk-heads, beads, darts, part-extensions/contractions, laser welded blanks etc. directly on FE/CFD models without the need for CAD.


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MDO

MDO

DEP MeshWorks based parametric & non-parametric CAE models facilitate Multi-Disciplinary Optimization to meet design targets, minimize product weight and minimize manufacturing costs MeshWorks parametric models can robustly generate multiple runnable analysis data sets given a DOE matrix.


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Concept Modeling

CAD MORPHING

The CAD morphing module allows users to morph existing CAD data (body structures, powertrain and chassis parts) directly to new shapes rapidly. It enerates morphed CAD models representing optimized designs very rapidly and forms the main link between CAE & Design teams, saving several months of CAD development.


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Solver interface and supporting platforms

Supporting Platforms:

  • Windows 64 bit (7,8,10)
  • Windows Servers
  • Red Hat and SUSE Enterprise Linux 64 bit (Workstation & HPC)

CAD Interfaces:

  • Parasolid (text & binary)
  • STEP
  • IGES
  • CATIA V4 & V5
  • JT
  • UG/ NX

FE Interfaces:

  • STL (ASCII & Binary)
  • MSC Nastran
  • Abaqus FEA
  • ANSYS
  • LS-DYNA
  • Pam-Crash
  • RADIOSS
  • Fluent
  • SC/Tetra
  • STAR-CD
  • MADYMO
  • OptiStruct
  • GENESIS
  • CONVERGE

KEY BENEFITS FOR MESHWORKS USERS

TIME SAVING FUNCTIONS

Highly automated meshing and model assembly tools reduce CAE model building time by by 40 to 50%

Automated post-processing such as ‘hot-spot-extraction’ reduces several hours of post-processing time to a matter of minutes

CAE Morphing using automated control block creation technology (global & local) reducing time and skill required

Existing FE & CFD models can be converted to intelligent parametric CAE models, enabling fast design iterations & Design Of Experiment(DOE) studies

IPAAM

The Integrated Modeler in DEP MeshWorks generates multiple attribute models (Crash, NVH, Durability, CFD etc.) from one single data base eliminating parallel efforts required to create multiple models

With the patented Auto-parametrization technology the meshed models in MeshWorks 2021 automatically become parametric CAE models enabling subsequent fast design changes

The Associative Modeler rapidly updates CAE models as CAD changes, dramatically reducing time for model updates and the vice-verse is also possible with MeshWorks2021

Rapidly automated CAE processes for 2x to 10x time reduction using graphical Process Automation Environment where zero scripting skills needed

APPLICATION SPECIFIC FEATURES

MeshWorks 2021 Data Science/Analytics framework provides users with Design Advisor tools for BIW development (Concept Stages)

Completely automated Plastics Modeling functions encompass Auto Midplane Mesh, Auto Thickness Assignment, rapid tools for Auto Rib creation

Automated Model Assembly and Part Replacement features a robust set of modeling methods & connections under one roof

With wide category of Parameters for optimization support, MeshWorks2021 supports synchronizing of parameters across Crash, NVH & Durability models

MORPHING & MESHING

Full vehicle automated CAE Morphing with precision enhancement through feature mapping saves a lot of time and effort

We provide CAD to Mesh comparison including 3D CAD data to Mid-Mesh aimed to maximize reuse of existing mesh

Comprehensive FE/CFD pre & post processor with powerful tools for CAD clean-up, meshing, highly automated model assembly and results processing

CONCEPTWORKS MODULE

ConceptWorks module, for sheet metal allows do early stage conceptual design & development without CAD data, for plastics we can create new features onto a CAD data itself, and for topology optimization in casting parts we can create a sketch & automatically generate a standard section

The CAE concept modeling module forms a perfect complement to the morphing module allowing very rapid creation of FE/CFD members, joints, features etc. at the click of a button

OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES

MeshWorks2021 is a perfect pre-processor for topology optimization and Additive Manufacturing (AM) enabling lattice based topology optimization by automating a) defeaturing & creation of a minimalist design model, b) creation of the design space automatically and c) creation of concept FE models in a highly automated fashion

MeshWorks2021 enables Multi-Disciplinary Optimization to meet design targets, minimize product weight and manufacturing cost using parametric CAE models

KEY BENEFITS FOR MESHWORKS USERS