How to build a structural lattice on a CAD face

Objective:

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

Applies to:

  • Lightweighting

Procedure:

1. Set-Up: Import your CAD Part.

2. Extract Faces:

3. Apply a Honeycomb Lattice to the Nozzle:

    • Generate a lattice with the Periodic Lattice block.
      • Unit cell: Graph Unit Cell.
        • Unit cell: Triangular honeycomb.
        • Orientation: UVW.
      • Cell map: Cell Map from CAD Face.
        • Face: Nozzle Face (The face selected from the above step).
        • UVW count: 40 X 30 X 1 (Number of cells in the three directions).
        • Height: 1 mm (Cell height from the surface).

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

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Keywords:

 cad face lattice conformal body offset map structural cell uvw honeycomb reparameterize coordinates lightweighting cell map on cad face 
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