Flypoint Parametrica

A virtual reality creation tool for engineering, a browser extension

Is intended to be a tool which enables to engage in creativity through gestures without leaving VR

Combines the principles of creating models in CAD and in applications for 3D design. Able to replace them in a large number of tasks

Is implemented and solves the most complex problems of optimizing wind turbines and marine propellers. This is the only product that can do this without limits

Free when ordering models

Interactive Parametric 3D Models

Flypoint Parametrica comes with ordered models, does not require installation and starts instantly even from a flash drive. Parametric models can be seen in the pictures of this site and also, you can watch videos on our video channel. At any time, the user of Parametrica can:

  • Save the model in STL format, transfer to production or print on a 3D printer
  • Continue working with the resulting mesh in a 3D editor or solvers
  • Select and save any element to continue working with it in CAD
  • Create a series of screenshots with a simple keystroke
  • Make changes to the model, including the broadest possibilities for adjusting the mesh detalization
  • Get various characteristics from the model, even automatically, when changing the source file

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Windows OS, minimum system requirements

From parameters to product using one example

3MW wind turbine project

Building a wind turbine blade in CAD requires a lot of experience in design, as well as one’s own utilities and developments. In Parametrica, the first prototype of the blade was created on the first day of work. This prototype was uncompromising and was based on six transition profiles - from the cylinder, profiles of the DU family to NACA at the top edge. All further work was related to bringing the model to perfection based on several dozen options

Wind turbine optimization

Despite the high quality of the initial design, it was decided to carry out a unique full 3D optimization of the wind turbine using Star CCM+ solver and pSeven optimization platform. A video of calculating one version of the blade geometry out of several hundred, which was proposed by the optimization algorithm, is available via the link. Thanks to our Free Form Deformation technology, the complex shape of the blade was controlled by only a few parameters. A scientific article on the results of the optimization is available here

Blade prototype manufacturing

At the production stage, a special approach to the digital model is required. Usually, craftsmen use expensive CAM software to repair surfaces transferred from CAD. Special requirements for the mesh on which the machine operates, lead to the design of the product again and deviations from the planned. If you use Parametrica, no work is needed to repair the surfaces. The application is able to control the quality of the STL mesh and receive the necessary data for CAM immediately. In the photo - industrial equipment made on the basis of our model

Product Presentation at the Economic Forum

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2019 was a notable event. We are very pleased that at the entrance to one of the forum pavilions there were wind turbine blades designed in Flypoint Parametrica and for which for the first time in the world full digital optimization was performed. But the most impressive fact is the timing of the production of these models - only 5 months passed from the moment the customer contacted us to the opening of the forum. Furthermore, we did not have any developments on the design of wind turbines before the start of the work

An example of using Flypoint technology in science

PhD thesis on the optimization of propellers on a supercomputer using Flypoint Parametrica

Special edition for supercomputer CFD calculations

Parametrica has a special edition for supercomputer calculations. This product has taken up the challenge where CAD systems cannot cope - in the tasks of optimizing the shape of a smooth surface while solving hydro-aerodynamics tasks. A modern engineer now needs not only to build a 3D model, but also to be able to control the nuances of its shape to find the optimal lifting force, minimum resistance, etc.

These tasks cannot be solved without a tool that automatically gives the mesh for calculation according to natural and intuitive parameters. Available technologies can provide such a mesh in a very complex and costly way using several expensive products. The tool should also make it possible to build an integration chain where the parameters are already set by the optimizer, the form is built, its mesh is saved and calculation starts - and so hundreds of times, in automatic mode, until the required optimum is found

Today there is such a tool - it is Flypoint Parametrica and the modeling language FLYP, with which we create interactive parametric models. Our customers no longer need to long and painfully build frozen models in CAD, which will then be impossible to change without new design. Models in Parametrica are lively and manageable, open for research, and their presence is the key to success of any design team

The diagram shows the current state of engineering in comparison with Flypoint technologies. Green areas show every stage of mesh preparation, requiring qualified specialists. The benefits of HPC Edition are also shown schematically
  • Particularly noteworthy is the way to obtain a high-quality mesh, which allows to increase the calculation speed and its accuracy many times over. The wings have a strong curvature at the edges where you need to detail the mesh - so you need to be able to specifically customize the mesh in the region of the edges. The way to do this is marked as quality
  • To get a high-quality mesh using traditional solutions, you will have to pay for two geometric kernels at once - one as part of CAD, the other as part of a solver. Often, this is the same, very expensive, geometric kernel
  • At the same time, traditional solutions do not allow to run optimization in contrast to the HPC Edition. There is reason to believe that optimization for traditional solutions is an unsolvable task
  • With Flypoint Parametrica HPC Edition, you do not need to buy a CAD system and an expensive solver. HPC Edition makes it possible to build high-quality meshes in the free Open FOAM solver
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