Computer-Aided Design

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) capabilities are essential in modern engineering design and manufacturing processes. The CAD models allow to exchange a variety of design information and are required for numerical simulations. Moreover, interactive visualizations enable designers/engineers to easily display and manipulate complex structures. We offer highly specialized knowledge and experience in computer-aided design techniques, and our CAD capabilities are listed below:

  • 2D/3D drawings
  • Geometry reconstruction from standard CAD formats
  • Geometric analysis
  • Geometrical simplifications, repairs and modifications, e.g. simplifications necessary for numerical analysis
  • Parametric design and modelling that allow to create very complex 3D models, e.g. modelling of free-form surfaces such as e.g. a turbofan intake
  • Integrated design approaches

These advanced capabilities are developed based on well-known CAD systems and on in-house parameterisation techniques which are using Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines (NURBS) method for geometry definition.