Convergent Modeling in Solid Edge

Convergent Modeling supports b-rep modeling operations on facet bodies without conversion

Solid Edge seamlessly combines traditional “b-rep” solid models with triangular mesh models without time-consuming and error-prone conversions. Convergent Modeling by Siemens allows for traditional b-rep operations on digitally scanned 3D data and models born out of generative design, reducing rework while supporting modern additive manufacturing processes for complex shapes.

Capabilities Work on mesh models with the same commands you use on b-rep models

Capabilities

Work on mesh models with the same commands you use on b-rep models

Convergent modeling enables you to work seamlessly with the mesh based models created using generative design and reverse engineering. Perform traditional operations on:

Digitally scanned 3D data

Digitally scanned 3D data

Convergent Modeling simplifies the process of working with scanned data. Scanned 3D data is imported in Solid Edge as faceted, or mesh, data so that you can immediately start designing—no lengthy conversion process, no manual shape creation and no need to build surfaces.

Models created using generative design

Models created using generative design

With Convergent Modeling, the optimized components coming out of generative design can be sent directly for additive manufacturing or analysis, or further modified in Solid Edge. The meshed results are seamlessly integrated into the normal model editing process, allowing you to get the final design needed for the task at hand. No more waiting for tedious, inaccurate conversions from triangular mesh to b-rep.

Components for additive manufacturing

Components for additive manufacturing

Whether your designs are created using traditional modeling, generative design or imported from a 3D scanner, they can used directly for 3D printing, mold design, analysis and more. Convergent Modeling removes limitations by giving designers the flexibility to bring optimized shapes from concept to reality, taking advantage of the materials and techniques of additive manufacturing.