ANSYS and MachineWorks Sign Agreement to Expand Use of Polygonica

SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom, February 28, 2018 – ANSYS, the global leader in engineering simulation software, and MachineWorks signed an agreement to expand the use of Polygonica Polygon Modelling Software toolkit throughout ANSYS.

Structural simulation of dirty polygon-based geometry in under 30 seconds made possible by the combination of Polygonica and ANSYS® Discovery Live™
Structural simulation of dirty polygon-based geometry in under 30 seconds made possible by the combination of Polygonica and ANSYS® Discovery Live™


Polygonica is used in ANSYS® Discovery Live™ software, ANSYS’ new tool that enables fast computation of CAE analysis results using the power of the local GPU. ANSYS Discovery Live shortens the feedback loop between design and analysis by empowering the product designer to see relevant results immediately during the conceptual design process.

ANSYS® Discovery Spaceclaim™ software was an early adopter of the Polygonica technology, which was initially used within additive manufacturing workflows. The SpaceClaim team has helped progress the Polygonica functionality to support more generic polygon-based CAD functionality.

“We are very excited that ANSYS have seen the potential for using Polygonica across their product range and we fully expect they will be driving us to deliver solutions to even more challenging polygon-based geometry problems,” said Dr Fenqiang Lin, Managing Director of MachineWorks.

"The agreement with MachineWorks enables ANSYS to provide the industry-leading faceted modelling capabilities of Polygonica more broadly to our customers,” said Justin Hendrickson, director, product management at ANSYS. “Our recent release of ANSYS Discovery Live brings simulation to every engineer through remarkable ease of use and dramatic speed—Polygonica extends the included geometry editing to faceted data beyond traditional CAD."

About MachineWorks Ltd.

MachineWorks Limited provides cutting-edge software engines to manufacturers across the world since 1994.

MachineWorks is a Software Development Toolkit used by manufacturers looking to simulate any type of CNC machining and check for clashes and gouges in the full machining environment.

More than 60% of CAM developers in the world have integrated MachineWorks Software setting the standard for CNC simulation and verification component software in the industry.  MachineWorks is integrated not only into CAM applications but into stand-alone verification applications and controller-based applications, including Collision Avoidance Systems.

www.machineworks.com

Polygonica is a Polygonal Solid Modeling Toolkit for processing polygon mesh.

Polygonica carries out a wide range of geometric operations on polygon mesh models such as automatic solid healing, fixing self-intersections and Boolean operations. Other algorithms in Polygonica allow remeshing, simplification, offsetting and point cloud manipulation.

Built on MachineWorks' core technology for material removal and machine simulation, Polygonica’s unique polygonal modeling technology, takes its advantage from years of development and successful implementation in the CNC industry.
www.machineworks.com

Polygonica has a wide range of applications, particularly in the fast-growing fields of additive manufacturing and 3D printing, where there is a requirement to solve complex polygon modeling problems when handling defective models with vast numbers of polygons. Polygonica is embedded into software solutions in a wide range of industries including Mechanical CAD Design, CAE, CAM, Dental, Medical, Mining and AR/VR for large capital asset industries such as BIM, Offshore, Plant and Shipbuilding. www.polygonica.com




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