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What is the difference between GSD and ICEM Shape Design Workbench in Catia?

By Abhijeet on 05 Oct 07:45 2 answers 6476 views 1 comment

What is the difference between GSD and ICEM Shape Design Workbench in Catia? ICEM is basically for Class A surfaces I know but even GSD can offer the same.

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  • shyam sanker
    shyam sanker almost 4 years ago

    "The Generative Shape Design workbench allows you to quickly model both simple and complex shapes using wireframe and surface features. It provides a large set of tools for creating and editing shape designs and, when combined with other products such as Part Design, it meets the requirements of solid-based hybrid modeling."

    GSD belongs to Shape Design & Styling domain

    GSD Differences compared to GS1 that I found:

    - A line projected on a join with multiple surfaces (G0 continuity) has problems with update if created on GSD and updated on GS1

    - GS1 don´t have, federation on extract, federation on join, curve smooth, advanced sweeps etc.

    - When I use aerospace sheetmetal with only GS1 I push from shareable products the GSD when needed

    Beyond this, below are listed more option for complex surfacing:

    - ICEM Surface

    - FSS Free Style Surface

    - GSO Generative Shape Optimizer

    - FSO Free Style Optimizer

  • Michele Fiorentino
    Michele Fiorentino about 3 years ago

    Let's say first that Originally ICEM was a indipendent sofware that DS acquired later;) This explains some obvious overlapping in functions.....

    But the difference is substantial in the apporach:

    GSD support generative surface creation = mainly from 2D curves to surf in a constructive way.

    ICEM core is the patch modelling with control points control and continity for class A automotive surfaces. It surclass the old module from ds which replaces.

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