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Terms of use
ProTOp - Efficient topology/shape optimization of real-life engineering parts
ProTOp - Lighting-fast FEA solvers for stress and eigenfrequency optimization
ProTOp - Fully interactive with progress visualization and at-any-time adjustments
ProTOp - Seamless transition from topology to shape optimization
ProTOp - Configuring and optimization of full 3D solid-shell-lattice structures
ProTOp - Advanced tools for mesh improvement, stripping, and localized refinement
ProTOp - Fully interactive mesh operations for a swift optimization process
ProTOp - Excellent for 3D print and conventional production methods

CAESS ProTOp

Current version:  6.0

Last build:  200123;  January 23, 2020

Get installer:  download page



Version 6.0 highlights

  • New hybrid shape optimizer and seamless transition from topology to shape mode
  • New advanced mesh tools for mesh improvement, stripping, and localized refinement
  • Great new session management and many operational improvements

Take a closer look ...

More version 6.0 details

Start evaluating ProTOp for FREE!  Either ...
□ Use EVALUATION license: just download, install, and run (limited to 25000 FE nodes max)
□ Get TRIAL license: just download, install, request and activate license, and run (fully-featured)

CAESS ProTOp

  • A standalone high performance topology optimization software package
  • Input: FNF, INP, GEO, and DAT files, generated by PTC® Creo®, Simulia® Abaqus, SolidWorks® Simulation, and Siemens NX™
  • Advanced design options by efficient shell and lattice configurators with full 3D solid models
  • Fully interactive with excellent results and smoothing tools for direct 3D print

  • Take a look at a webinar on CAESS ProTOp usage, organized by Novedge (USA)
  • Title: FEA-Driven Design of Load-Carrying Structural Parts
  • Recording available at: https://novedge.com/webinar/286

CAESS ProTOp in Action


The following material was kindly provided by Poclain Hydraulics d.o.o. with their consent to reproduce it here.

Topology optimization of a hydraulic valve

Initial assembly


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Optimized part

  • Mesh size: 13.2 million elements
  • Configurators: 2 shells; 1 solid
  • Technological constraints: bi-uni-directional opening

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Final assembly


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Resources

Videos provided by Urs Simmler (GIA)

Webinar: Generative design versus topology optimization - Creo & ProTOp;


Webinar: Topology optimization with CAESS ProTOp - Novelties in V6.0


Webinar: Topology optimization with CAESS ProTOp 5.0


Optimization with CAESS ProTOp 5.0 and CAD model retrieval by PTC Creo's Freestyle tool


Case studies

Loudspeaker holder

Loudspeaker holder - video


Hip implant in femur bone

Hip implant - video


GE Jet Engine Bracket


Oil pan eigenfrequency maximization

Oil pan - video


Brochures

Shell and Lattice Structures FAQ


Topology Optimization Quick Guide


ProTOp Features Explained Briefly



Flyers

ProTOp Basic Information


ProTOp Lattice Tools Information