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.
"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
if any one have the icem surf catia books ..kindly ping me
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.