Hexpresso is a mesh synthesis tool that allows you to generate high quality all hexahedral meshes from schematics, layouts or process flows. Enjoy Hexpresso for MEMS, Microelectronics, PCB and packaging applications!
Hexpresso brings you a blend of robust meshing combined with state of the art mesh algorithms to automatically produce all hexahedral meshes in a jiffy. A powerful, yet easy to use interface allows you to tailor meshes to suit your modeling needs.
Wake up and smell the coffee¡
Design analysts spend a significant amount of time manipulating design geometries and meshing structures. Most MEMS design tools require manually partitioning 3D geometry into mesh-able regions. Studies have shown that in a typical 10 step design through analysis cycle, a staggering 73% of time is spent in geometry manipulation and meshing
Design through analysis man hours spent (not CPU hours). A typical 10 step design through analysis cycle (excluding iterations) is shown. A staggering 73% of time is spent in geometry manipulation for meshing. [Courtesy: Matt Staten, Computing and Modeling Dept, Sandia National Labs]
While many tools provide automated tetrahedral(tet) meshes they are sub-optimal for MEMS design. In the words of a Sandia Labs design analyst, ¡°The only people who use tets are those who don¡¯t care about their answers¡±.
Hexahedral meshes are ideal for MEMS. However, automatic generation of hex meshes for complex MEMS structures has been a big challenge ¡ until now
AutoMeshing Hexpresso takes you from process flow, schematic or layout to hex mesh in one click!
Mesh Morphing Morph the mesh to make quick changes, without having to remesh
Defeature Exclude unnecessary details (dimples, for instance) and simplify polygons before meshing
Mesh Refinement Specify areas of mesh refinement. Or in case of schematic driven meshing allow Hexpresso to automatically identify areas of high stress.
Autodetect High stress regions such as springs, beam joints, plate joints are automatically identified and refined (in schematic based meshing)
Parametric Mesh Quickly vary important device parameters such as thicknesses, gaps or sidewall angles after meshing (3D Builder required)
Transform Perform mask transformations on the fly. Translate, offset, or rotate mask information.
Tightly integrated Tightly integrated within Blueprint, IntelliFAB, and SYNPLE, Hexpresso allows FEA novices and beginners to generate high quality meshes for 3D analysis
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