About Constructing Optimized Geometry

You can construct a new model based on the results of an optimization study. An element density cutoff value of 0.5 is always used for constructing the optimized geometry. The last .pch (element density post-processing) file that was generated is used.

There are two ways of constructing the optimized geometry:

• Tessellated Model Only

The optimized geometry is constructed as a Facet feature, and the geometry that is excluded from the optimization is copied as independent geometry (the neutral feature). You cannot perform parametric functions on the facet feature.

A faceted model might be all you need for models with relatively simple geometry, and models that do not need further editing.

• Geometry Reconstruction

The optimized portions are constructed as a Freestyle feature, and the geometry that is excluded from the optimization is copied as independent geometry. The Freestyle feature is solidified.

This method constructs a full b-rep (boundary representation) model. You can use Creo functionality on all the geometry in the newly constructed model.

The format for the name of the newly constructed model is <original_model_name>_optimizedXXX. If you create additional models, then the number changes. A new model does not overwrite previous models that are constructed from the results.