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CAD material translator
CAD software modifies part geometry to be the same strength and connectivity when the material or alloy is changed
CAD software that when you change the material,
automatically keeps all the contact points at the same
mechanical strength as well as connectivity, then slims or
bulks the other areas of the part to maintain mechanical
strength. Basically the CAD program translates a part into
a new alloy
or metal while keeping it fully functional.
This is a convert everything from ferrous to titanium, more
easily, software idea.
(This might exist, I just do not know the name)
||This would be like recalculating a recipe for a pork pie using apple instead, then saying they're equivalent because they're both pies.
||I don't think the Idea is gibberish, but I do think
[beanangel] missed an important factor. Consider
replacing a steel part with a same-strength aluminum part.
The aluminum part must be rather bulkier than the steel
part, since an equal-volume aluminum part would be
inherently weaker than the steel part. What if the overall
mechanism cannot FIT the bulkier part? That's what has
||[vernon] I think you are right, when I wrote up the idea I should have mentioned this was an everything ferrous to titanium software idea. That way almost everything could fit.
||brah, I think SolidWorks and other such programs have similar features already