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Question from Adam: How are the lattices represented in large assemblies? Will they slow down top level models due to a large increase in surfaces?
Answer: It is not a traditional pattern so once created will not need to regenerate. You have added a lot of surfaces so that might slow down graphics but there are simplified representations to help with that.
Question from Adam: Does the analysis only run stresses? Or will it do thermal, electrostatic, etc.?
Answer: Structure, Modal, Thermal, CFD - no electrostatic at this time.
Question from Adam: Does the analysis take into consideration Ansiotropic properties of a build, and if so, does it update as you change build orientation?
Answer: This simulation does not. We do offer Process stimulation though.
Question from C: Changing the imported custom part will update the Aircraft model with lattice shape imported?
Answer: Yes, a custom lattice is fully associative.
Question from Joe: When defining a custom lattice, I heard you mention that a new part (defining the unit cell) is selected. When doing so, does the "part" show up as a sub-component in the model tree? And will the selected unit cell part create a child relationship (meaning the primary design part will always need to see the unit cell in order to properly regenerate)?
Answer: The lattice is a feature within the model tree. The area in which you create the lattice is a function of the features that come before it.
Question from Michal: Can Creo AMX allow optimized shapes in accordance with FEA analysis output by stiffening some areas and weakening others?
Answer: Yes, the spacing and density is a variable that can be changed as a result of Creo Simulate optimizations.