Generative Routing

Find the optimal path in a design space around obstacles using the pathfinder algorithm

The Challenge

Finding optimal cable or cooling channel routes is a time-consuming task repeatedly done from the early concept phase to the final design in conjunction with different evolving design parameters.

  • It is difficult to solve routing problems, especially when coupled with other design parameters
  • Automation of the design of paths based on individual target variables and given obstacles in the design space is complex
  • Often, manual concepts in PowerPoint are used as the most pragmatic solution

Our Approach

Solve routing problems with the help of our Pathfinder algorithm and connect it to any workflow.

1

DESIGN SPACE

Define the design space (solid/surface bodies or voxel bodies) in which the optimal path is determined by the algorithm

2

START & END POINTS

Define the start and end points of the paths in the design space

3

RADII & RESOLUTION

Define the radii of the paths and the size of the voxel elements

4

DoE & OPTIMIZATION

Define multiple sets of start and end points to achieve an optimal path based on the defined criteria

Your Value

Adopting optimization in the early design process allows engineers to create optimized designs with minimal mass and maximum stiffness.

  • Design parts and assemblies which can withstand real-world loading conditions thereby achieving stronger and lightweight functional designs
  • Achieve the best distribution of material, suitable for traditional or advanced manufacturing such as forging, casting, milling, plastic injection molding, welded sheet metal structures or 3D printing
  • Perform optimization based on the rules and specification of these different manufacturing methods such as draw direction, cavity avoidance, overhang angles, symmetry patterns and more

Team

  • CAD
  • AM Engineer
  • Manager

Industry

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Consumer Products

Integrations

Manufacturing technique

  • Milling
  • Casting
  • AM

Use Cases

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