Desktop Metal Software – Live Parts™

Rapid Design Exploration Through Real-time Generative Design

Live Parts™ makes it easy to go from complex constraints and loading conditions to optimized, manufacturing-ready models in a matter of minutes.

Live Parts applies morphogenetic principles and advanced simulation to generate optimized part designs in minutes. This makes it easy to design stronger, lighter parts that leverage the geometric flexibility unique to 3D printing.

  Interactive Modeling Experience
Users can quickly iterate through design alternatives by adjusting model parameters and witness geometry respond in real-time as Live Parts optimizes for new constraints and loads.

  High-performance Designs
Live Parts delivers complex geometries optimized using an advanced multi-physics simulation engine and validated by integrated, high-fidelity FEA. This ensures that every design generated in Live parts is reliably engineered for real-world environments.

  Manufacturing-ready Geometry
Exported as either watertight STLs or solid body geometry, all Live Parts designs are smoothed and ready to manufacture—allowing users to print directly or import into existing CAD assemblies without any remodeling.

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Desktop Metal Software - Live Parts™

Key Features

Interactive design environment

Users can adjust loading conditions, materials, resolution, and even design objectives while the design grows and evolves. Live Parts responds in real-time, optimizing the design to reflect modifications while showing stress concentrations and other properties in real-time.

Embedded FEA validation

Users can validate designs and verify performance directly within Live Parts. Live Parts runs high-fidelity, linear static FEA and displays displacement and von Mises stress results in seconds compared to the hours or days required by traditional simulation tools.

Automated smoothing

Automated algorithms smooth organic regions of designs grown in Live Parts, while preserving fill and exclude geometries exactly. The result is significant reductions in surface waviness, providing users with cleaner, tighter surfaces in their model.

Solid body geometry output

Live Parts provides multiple design output options so users are not limited by STLs or mesh outputs. Automated NURBS surface patching allows users to export B-rep geometry, reducing file sizes and making models easier to manage in CAD.

GPU-accelerated, cloud-based architecture

Purpose-built for accessibility and performance, Live Parts runs in the cloud on NVIDIA GPU-accelerated virtual machines to deliver real-time generative design to any device with an internet connection.

Additive manufacturing design constraints [BETA]

Users can impose additive manufacturing design constraints on their model as it grows, including maximum overhang angles and build directions, resulting in designs that are easier to 3D print and use fewer supports.

Customizable material library

Live Parts offers an extensive library of industry-standard metals, alloys and plastics that users can specify for their models. In addition, users can add other materials defined in existing CAD assemblies to the Live Parts library.

Seamless CAD Integration

Live Parts makes it easy for design engineers familiar with CAD to quickly set up models using existing tools. Users can send parameters from CAD directly to Live Parts and get back manufacturing-ready designs. Live Parts is currently compatible with Solidworks, with more CAD tools coming soon.


Live Parts™ at a Glance