Re-designs can be Parameterized or History-based. A parameterized re-design process allows to modify every parameter of a model, while a history-based process allows quick and automatic re-designs based on user-specified input parameters. The hierarchic dependence of the design features facilitates the re-design process. If changes are applied to one feature, all the dependent features will be automatically regenerated.
Example of Parameterized Re-Design.
History-based Re-Design: Changing a feature related to the main pipe regenerates all the dependent features (secondary pipes).
Design with Templates
Models with pre-defined parameters:
- Build-In Libraries
Templates are handy for automatic re-desings:
- Input parameters from CENTAUR
- Input parameters from Excel
- Apply scripting
Automated CAD Construction.
Parametric Design: Wing Example.
Extensive database of existing designs available:
- Aircraft: airfoils, wings, tails, fuselages, engines
- Turbomachines: gas turbines, steam turbines, hydro turbines, wind turbines
Example of an airfoil template.
- Create your own
- Combine templates