3D Builder is a powerful tool for interactively (or automatically) creating structured or unstructured 3D meshes.
Take the complexity out of meshing
3D Builder gives you as much control over the device meshing process as you need. On one hand, automatic meshing tools can generate near-optimal meshes, while on the other, interactive tools allow you to further refine the meshes to your hearts content. Think of it as the Tiptronic™ of meshing tools ¡ª enabling you to switch from automatic to manual gears. Thanks to our strong attention to real-world usage patterns and ease of learning, you will be able to spend more time on the design and less time poring through manuals.
Hey Presto! One click Mask to Mesh...
3D Builders auto-meshing engine can create a meshed 3D structure from a set of masks at the touch of a button. Multi-layer connectivity and non-manhattan geometries are no longer a problem - even the most complex geometries will be meshed in seconds. The self-adapting meshing feature will create small elements where you need them and large ones where you dont - ensuring the most accurate results with the fastest possible compute time.
Mask to mesh
View 3DBuilder automeshing in action
It slices, it dices
3D Builder also gives you unparalleled control over the mesh creation and refinement process. You can easily import structured and unstructured grids in a variety of formats (ANSYS, ABAQUS, PATRAN neutral file, IntelliSuite) or start with a blank slate for creating meshed 3D structures manually. Regions can be sliced (sub-divided) using a number of algorithms, and popular refinement techniques - like spider-web meshes, corner frame meshes or zippered slicing - can be applied with a simple click of the mouse.
Getting Started With 3DBuilder
Getting Started With 3DBuilder
Parametric morphing- like putty in your hands
3D builder allows you to create parametric meshes that can morph across design parameters such as film thickness, air gaps, sidewall angle and skew, line width offsets without need for remeshing. Meshes can grow or shrink in feature sizes, expand or contract in thicknesses, sidewall angles, skews can be changed with the touch of button, all without constant and time consuming remeshing.
Use morphing techniques to grow or shrink, taper, twist or shear meshes
AutoMeshing Bullet-proof Manhattan, isotropic and adaptive meshing algorithms
Parametric meshing Quickly vary important device parameters such as thicknesses, gaps or sidewall angles without needing to re-mesh
Mesh Healing Validate meshes and automatically heal meshes
Template based meshing Automate mesh creation based on process or geometric templates
Conformal or planarized meshing Support for conformal deposition and surface planarization
Powerful geometry creation and editing Powerful tools to create and edit polar or rectilinear meshes
Mesh morphing Use morphing techniques to grow/shrink, taper, twist or shear meshes
Mesh Refinement Refine meshes by slicing, zippering, spider-webbing or framing
Defeaturing & Simplification Exclude unnecessary details (dimples, for instance) and simplify polygons before meshing
Powerful export capabilities Export to IntelliSuite Multiphysics, ANSYS, ABAQUS, PATRAN, SIMULIA and I-DEAS