ESTIMATION OF CAD CHARACTERISTICS IN THE CONTEXT OF DESIGNING MODELS WITH LATTICE STRUCTURE
N.V. Tsipina, O.N. Chirkov, S.A. Slinchuk, I.S. Bobylkin, E.I. Vorobiev
This article assesses the current characteristics of computer-aided design (CAD) systems in the context of the design of models with a lattice structure. During the design of the experiment, three variables were selected, two lattice structure templates, rods of lattice structures with two different sections and four sizes of parts were designed. The purpose of the whole experiment is to observe the problems that the user encounters when designing lattice structures in CAD software, as well as to determine the effect of the type and size of lattice structures on file sizes and whether modern file formats are suitable for the requirements of additive manufacturing. The obtained experimental results show that it is difficult to design CAD models with a lattice structure, since this process takes a lot of time and creates large files. In some cases, the program could not perform the desired operation. New requirements for the design of parts for additive manufacturing lead to new needs in computer-aided design. New research is needed to determine the most reliable and efficient methods for designing lattice structures in CAD software.
Keywords: CAD features, additive manufacturing, octet farm, cubic lattice structure.