Why ColdStream is Not Your Average CAD Tool | Diabatix

April 28, 2023
Vinay Prakash Namburi
Have you ever found yourself trying to explain to someone that generative design is different from CAD software?

As a company that specializes in generative design tools, we have encountered a common misconception that using the term "design" means we offer the same capabilities as popular CAD software like Autodesk Inventor, Solidworks, Catia, etc. However, our approach to designing is fundamentally different from CAD software, as we utilize Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis to optimize thermal performance in products such as heat sinks or cold plates. At Diabatix, ColdStream platform stands out from conventional design software and generative design tools.

But where does ColdStream place in the software world?

ColdStream is an excellent interface between the CAD environment and simulation software. Prior to submitting a case, you can choose your preferred CAD software to provide the platform with the input file. ColdStream user-friendly interface allows that at most 30 min is required for the case setup. Then, after the computation, you can download your design solution and use simulation tools to evaluate its performance. It's a seamless and user-friendly way to get the job done!

Our software's innovative approach sets us apart from conventional design software by providing greater complexity and optimization. While CAD software can create and manipulate designs, generative design software goes beyond that by utilizing algorithms and computation to generate design options automatically from inputs, constraints, and objectives.

At Diabatix, we take it a step further by using generative design and topological optimization techniques to create designs that are aesthetically pleasing while being highly optimized for thermal performance and manufacturability. The unique approach combines generative design methodologies with topological optimization techniques to create organic structures while simulating thermal performance. Our algorithm uses iterative cycles of material removal and redistribution to optimize material distribution, enhancing heat transfer until the final design satisfies the desired constraints.

ColdStream software is the only one in the market that offers this level of sophistication for thermal engineering processes, making it an indispensable tool for designing and optimizing complex thermal systems.

Looking for an easy way to connect your CAD designs with simulation software? Meet ColdStream! And don’t hesitate to contact us for further information.

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