Simpleware FE Module

Background material mapping in Simpleware FE

Image-Based Meshing Software for FEA & CFD

Simpleware FE provides industry-leading software tools for converting image data to Finite Element (FE) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) models for simulations. The module offers the broadest range of image-based meshing tools and most robust meshing algorithms, with extensive options for tailoring your models to different simulation requirements. Rely on meshing software that generates simulation-ready models, with no need for postprocessing or fixing. Export directly to all major FE/CFD solver formats.

Why use Simpleware FE?

Simpleware FE guarantees that meshes will be ready-to-use in your solver of choice, with extensive options available for preparing FE and CFD models.

Close-up of a composite material mesh in Simpleware FE

  • Easy-to-use: Intuitive meshing tools integrated seamlessly into core Simpleware ScanIP environment.
  • Automated, robust, fast: From segmented image to solver-ready model in minutes.
  • Accurate and reliable: Image accuracy maintained during meshing, multi-part models guaranteed without gaps or overlaps.
  • Flexible: Adapt mesh sizes with user-definable mesh refinement, optimize element qualities against a wide choice of metrics.
  • Compatible: Export directly to all leading FE/CFD solvers (Abaqus, ANSYS, COMSOL…)
  • Fully supported: All licences come with full support from our expert team of application engineers.

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From 3D Image to High-Quality Volume Mesh

Multipart Volumetric Meshing

  • Choice of meshing algorithms
  • Conforming multi-part volume meshes
  • Sub-voxel image-based accuracy
  • Feature-based and user-defined mesh refinement
  • Define contacts, node sets and shells for FE meshes
  • Define inlets/outlets and boundary layer meshing for CFD meshes
  • Optimize element qualities against a choice of multiple metrics (Jacobian, in-out-aspect ratio…)
Conforming multi-part volume mesh in Simpleware FE
Multipart mesh of a human torso in Simpleware FE

Additional Features and Export Options

  • Background material mapping for FE exports (Hounsfield, porosity…)
  • Import and remesh standard volume mesh formats (ANSYS, Abaqus, Nastran, VTK)
  • FE/CFD mesh inspection against different metrics
  • Directly export to all major FE and CFD solvers (Abaqus, ANSYS, COMSOL, LS-DYNA, MATLAB, VTK, FLUENT, OpenFOAM…)

All the Tools and Features in Simpleware FE

Simpleware FE comes with an impressive collection of functionalities to generate high-quality meshes. Download the Simpleware FE technical datasheet for a list of all features available in the latest release.

Any Questions?

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