Yes, but sometimes it is not so clear if you look at specific method.
Thank's for your answer!fandaL wrote: ↑Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:25 pmYes, but sometimes it is not so clear if you look at specific method.
Frequent classification in structural optimization is to
- Size optimization - e.g. searching for width and high of cantilevered beam
- Shape optimization - searching for outer shape, e.g. by moving surface nodes
- Topology optimization - to find distribution of material in the space, i.e. each element is there or not
It depends on your task, tools available, and manufacturing possibilities. It's hard to generalize.
I created a macro for FreeCAD, so you can define a model in FreeCAD and start an optimization run by using a simple macro. The process will start externally, so that a termianl will pop up. There you have to wait for the results (which are located in the ToOptix folder 'work'). (You can use FreeCAD during the analysis)fandaL wrote: ↑Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:44 pmI can speak only according to my project https://github.com/fandaL/beso I don‘t know if someone else is planning to implement topology optimization to FreeCAD (e.g. https://github.com/DMST1990/ToOptiX )
I was thinking already long time ago about making a simple GUI for FreeCAD which would be easier to use for a basic task (in compare to setting manually all parameters in the python configuration file), but as you can see… I have not started yet.