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Abaqus users can easily connect their Abaqus workflows with nTop Platform. nTop Platform provides engineers with a set of design exploration simulation capabilities including linear static and steady-state thermal analysis and topology optimization. The models within nTop Platform can be exported to an Abaqus input file, saving time by providing a consistent translation between the two software. This streamlined connection allows users to perform further analysis and verification in the Abaqus software.
Additionally, nTop Platform enables users to build spatially varying cellular structures (e.g., lattices and periodic surfaces) using a powerful new geometric modeling kernel. One way of spatially varying these structures is to use simulation results to drive key geometric parameters. nTop Platform allows users to import Abaqus result files and choose a quantity of interest which can then be tied to a desired variable in a nTop Platform workflow. For example, stress results from an Abaqus analysis of a baseline structure can be used to control the beam thickness of a lattice. When combined, these capabilities enable nTop Platform and Abaqus users to quickly iterate between the two software, combining an established and trusted simulation toolset with a new, powerful geometric modeling capability.