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Topology Optimization Using ToPy

For a while now, I’ve been interested in how machine learning could be applied to designing and optimizing CAD solutions. Here’s a promotional video of Autodesk’s generative design tool which will give you an idea of the possibilities.

ToPy is an open source topology optimization toolkit written in Python that allows a developer/designer to quickly define a problem and optimize it to fit within constraints such as minimum compliance / maximum stiffness. In this case, I’ll be looking at a maximum stiffness problem with the goal of creating structures that use the least amount of material while still maintaining maximum stiffness.