nTop Platform 2.0 - What's New

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nTopology announces the latest version of their computational-modeling software, nTop Platform 2.0, the only engineering software that enables engineers to simultaneously consider geometry, performance and manufacturability all within a single, reusable workflow. This major release includes support for prepackaged, application-specific nTop Toolkits, letting engineers quickly learn and use its most powerful capabilities right out of the box.

nTop Platform was developed to solve engineering problems where geometry is a bottleneck. It can handle complexity and iteration with speed and ease. The prepackaged Toolkits and authoring capabilities can both be used to automate engineering workflows, delivering efficiencies and scaling an organization’s best talent across the enterprise. With nTop Platform, teams can automate tasks that take hours, days or weeks with traditional design tools because of the ability to build reusable workflows.

“We are excited to release 2.0 of nTop Platform,” says Bradley Rothenberg, CEO of nTopology, “nTop Toolkits enable the best engineering workflows to spread wide throughout industries, making the most advanced modeling technology accessible to any design engineer.”

nTopology is also partnering with industry leaders in additive manufacturing hardware to deliver new capabilities to their users. “The flexibility and high-performance of nTopology software and its ability to package-up customer workflows helps us and our customers to create advanced Digital Foam,” says Fabian Krauss, Global Business Development Manager at EOS. “We use it in projects to create 3D-printed products with architected materials properties tailored exactly to customer needs. It unlocks the true potential of generative design in Additive Manufacturing for Digital Foam and for many other applications.”

In addition to the new prepackaged Toolkits, nTop Platform’s authoring capabilities allow your most advanced engineers to create their own proprietary toolkits, enabling secure knowledge transfer across your organization.

For more information about our toolkits, please visit our website

New Features and Improvements

New TPMS Blocks

  • The old TPMS blocks have been replaced with new ones that are scaled more appropriately than the old ones, which fixes issues that can occur with the geometry at larger scales.
  • The blocks have also been broken into two families – Walled TPMS and (solid) TPMS, and their related cylindrical and spherical conterparts. This replaces the old functionality of having thickness produce walls, unless it is 0 or less.
  • nTop files containing old TPMS blocks will still load.

Topology Optimization: Element Densities as a Point Map

  • Convert the element densities from topology optimization into a point map and then to a field.
  • This field can be used like any other in our software and allow you to drive geometric parameters based on the results of topology optimization.

Topology Optimization: Export Convergence History

  • Export the convergence history of a topology optimization algorithm for verification.

Topology Optimization: Displacement and Stress Constraints

  • The topology optimization can now be performed considering displacement and stress constraints.

Random Points on Mesh Block

  • We’ve updated the Random Points on Mesh block to include a new input called Spatial weighting which enables users to create a variable point density. Below is an example of a variable voronoi boundary lattice generated from a list of points, variably spaced, using this revised block.

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New Information Tree Panel

  • We’ve added an intuitive way to navigate any block’s properties via the Properties panel.
  • In addition to displaying the properties of a block, you can now access individual list items and their properties.
  • To view the properties or objects within objects, click the triangle to the left of the chip to expand.
  • Lastly, units and values are displayed to the right of each chip. You can now right click each line to copy the text to your clipboard.

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Curve Integral Block

  • The Curve Integral block lets users integrate a function over a curve.
  • Inputs:
    • Curve: The curve to integrate across.
    • Integrand: The function that will be integrated.
    • Relative Error: The relative error used to determine convergence.
  • Output: real

Usage Improvements

  • Comment Tab: The description tab located in the block information panel is now called “Comment”.
  • Visualize Scalar Fields Shortcut You are now able to access the field viewer directly from the right click menu of the block. Use hotkey ‘F’ with a block selected to open the field viewer.
  • Simulation HUD Improvements: We have updated our HUD UI for a cleaner look. See below: SimulationHUD.png
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