Analyze SolidWorks Designs with the IGAnalyzer - COMING SOON
Since the 1960s, engineers have employed finite element analysis (FEA) to analyze complex dynamic systems. In 2009, Tom Hughes and researchers at the University of Texas at Austin developed an alternative called isogeometric analysis (IGA). Like FEA, IGA finds approximate solutions to differential equations that determine how an object responds to external stimuli. The difference is that IGA forms the computational mesh using a spline-based representation of the object's boundaries. This frequently leads to greater accuracy and faster computation.
IGA has garnered a great deal of attention in academia, but modern CAD applications continue to rely on FEA. For this reason, Quiller Technologies has developed an add-in for SolidWorks called the IGAnalyzer. This uses IGA to examine designs of dynamic systems, and provides more accurate results than traditional FEA.
The IGAnalyzer isn't available yet, but it has reached the testing and evaluation stage. We will demonstrate its usage at the SolidWorks 2019 conference.