csimsoft Releases Trelis 16.1 With New Smart Mesh Tool

Combines Trelis' automatic features into one tool

Published: 1 September 2016

AMERICAN FORK, UTAH, February 1, 2016 — csimsoft today released its new Bolt automatic hexahedral mesh generation software for Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element Analysis. Bolt is a push-button solution for generating all-hex meshes from complex, arbitrary geometries with little or no user interaction. It is an ideal meshing solution for simulations where the interface boundaries are represented as approximations, such as biomedical, metal forming, and geophysical; for simulation that requires minimal topology and feature capture; and for fast, iterative meshing for adaptive manufacturing and rapid prototyping.

Bolt uses a grid overlay approach where a model is surrounded with a Cartesian grid and the geometry is extracted from the base mesh. Bolt stands apart from other grid-first approaches with new methods for node smoothing, resolving non-manifold conditions, and parallel mesh processing. "Probably the biggest difference between Bolt and other mesh-first approaches is the way Bolt handles the mesh layer between the interior mesh and the model boundary. The boundary mesh is where Bolt shines," said Paul Ressler, csimsoft's Director of Sales and Marketing. "Bolt's new approach to all-hex boundary meshing gives users a much better quality mesh where it really counts." Bolt's new volume fraction approach was designed specifically with material domains and parallel processing in mind.

Most models can be meshed by simply clicking the Mesh button using the settings automatically calculated by Bolt. For greater control over the mesh, Bolt provides controls to adjust mesh type, desired cell size, and smoothing operations. Bolt imports a variety of facet models, including .STL, that are generated from a user's CAD package.

About csimsoft

csimsoft is a leading developer of simulation tools for generating high-quality meshes for challenging computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis simulations. csimsoft was founded in 2004 to provide mesh generation tools for challenging simulations. The company is headquartered in Utah, U.S.A.

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