How to build a structural lattice on a CAD face

Objective:

Learn how to build a honeycomb lattice on a CAD face. 

Procedure:

1. Set-Up: Import your CAD Part

2. Extract Faces:

3. Reparameterize the Nozzle Face:

    • Use a Reparameterize CAD Face block so the Lattice knows where to start and stop and which direction to flow. This is how we apply a UVW space to CAD Face, which is essentially a surface's local XYZ coordinate space. No matter the size or shape of a surface, we can apply a UVW space. 

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4. Apply a Honeycomb Lattice to the Nozzle:

    • Generate a lattice with the Conformal Lattice from CAD Face block. The Unit Type drop-down menu offers many types of lattices for use. This example uses the Triangular Honeycomb option

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5. Thicken the Honeycomb Lattice:

    • Add an Offset Body block and input the lattice (this will convert it to an Implicit Body)
    • Set the thickness value (will thicken in both directions)

Optional: Convert the main body into an Implicit Body and Boolean Union with the lattice to create one part.

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And that’s it! You’ve successfully created a honeycomb lattice on a CAD Face

Are you still having issues? Contact the support team, and we’ll be happy to help!

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Keywords:

 cad face lattice conformal body offset structural uvw honeycomb reparameterize coordinates 
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