Soler & Palau selects CORTIME for Design Exploration in SolidWorks

Soler & Palau is immersed in the development of efficient ventilation products and systems into the market that reduce energy consumption while protecting the environment.

Soler & Palau is immersed in the development of efficient ventilation products and systems into the market that reduce energy consumption while protecting the environment.

CORTIME announces that Soler & Palau has selected CORTIME for Design Optimization in SolidWorks. Soler & Palau is immersed in the development of efficient ventilation products and systems into the market that reduce energy consumption while protecting the environment.

Soler & Palau produces an air-moving product. The engineering team recently conducted a review of their design technology for opportunities to improve its effectiveness, prior to starting the next major redesign project on their ventilation products. After researching available design optimization software packages, CORTIME was determined to be the best fit based on capability, cost and software compatibility.

CORTIME helps engineers explore optimal designs by automating their design evaluation process and exploring design options based on performance goals and constraints. CORTIME uses advanced parametric optimization, sensitivity analysis and design study visualization to enable intelligent automated exploration of the potential design options. CORTIME is a certified SolidWorks business partner.

Soler & Palau have used CORTIME to optimize one of their propeller designs by adjusting the pitch and radius of the blades. Ranges are applied to the variables to define the solution space, while instructing CORTIME to maximize the flow inside the vent.

“CORTIME gives me new insight into my design that would be impossible to obtain manually. I will be able to make early decisions about my designs which will have a significant effect on performance, cost and time to market,” says Nick Thiessen, senior design engineer, S&P USA Ventilation Systems, LLC.

CORTIME resulted in a reduction of 3.6 hours in human effort required for a simulation project with nine configurations. Soler & Palau expects this to translate to approximately 130 hours in human effort saved yearly. In addition to saving time and effort Soler & Palau also anticipates additional benefit in having further optimized aerodynamic and structural designs that better serve their customers’ needs. CORTIME enables Soler & Palau to create better designs faster.

CORTIME is a design exploration tool leveraging advanced parametric optimization, sensitivity analysis, visualization tools and an intuitive user experience that is fully integrated with SolidWorks. CORTIME addresses the need for a much simpler and more efficient way to optimize CAD designs. Their sole focus has been to minimize the learning curve, while still providing an optimization engine.

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