ConceptWorks - Sheet metal

ConceptWorks is an automated modelling tool that helps CAE engineers to quickly create new designs and bridge the gap between model design and analysis

Create concepts in meshed models within seconds

ConceptWorks is a tool created for CAE engineers, allowing them to create concept members and joints without the need of CAD.

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Why ConceptWorks?

Any idea from the CAE team to improve the design needs to be communicated to the CAD design team to implement those changes. Once created, the CAE engineers need to obtain and mesh those parts. This procedure is slowing down the product development process.

What is ConceptWorks?

ConceptWorks is the concept modeling solution that allow users to create and adapt, at mesh level, members and joints without the need of CAD in an easy-to-use environment.

How can DEP MeshWorks help you?

Get a FREE trial license to to evaluate DEP MeshWorks in your FEA/CFD simulations

New member creation

Create new pre-defined or user-defined members directly at mesh level without any CAD. Once created, members can be modified or optimized via their parameters.

ConceptWorks CAEmesh MeshWorks New member

Member Extension

Existing members can be extended at mesh level with the ConceptWorks solution.

The user has full freedom to define an arbitrary path to extend existing members.

Joint connections

Create different joint connections at mesh level with the ConceptWorks solution.

ConceptWorks can create joint-over-members, side-wall-joints, member-joints, H-Pillar lower joints in order to connect a cross member with the next component along its path.

ConceptWorks CAEmesh MeshWorks joint connections

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Rolled Blank


Part Extension/Contraction


Shell Rib

Tailor Welded

DEP MeshWorks ConceptWork Bulkheads

Bulk head

Bulkheads and their connection can be created without waiting for the CAD.

Create directly the reinforcement on the model at mesh level.

Shell and Solid Ribs

Both shell (2D) and solid (3D) ribs can be created at mesh level in minutes. Select the model, create the plane and sketch the shape of the rib. Finally, the mesh is adjusted automatically.

DEP MeshWorks Shell solid ribs


Beads can be created in the mesh to increase stiffness and/or initiate crushing during shock events.

Create the geometry, assign the shape and finally parameterize the beads to create the DOE or MDO in minutes.

Punch hole

Creating lighting pockets in vehicle panels or cross members to reduce mass or increase rigidity without waiting for CAD data is possible in DEP MeshWorks

DEP MeshWorks ConceptWork Punch holes

✓ Can be executed as a single instance or as a parameter with multiple instances

✓ Very helpful for early-stage designs to explore new concept designs.

✓ Use it on sheet metal, casting parts, forge parts or plastic parts.

How can DEP MeshWorks help you?

Get a FREE trial license to to evaluate DEP MeshWorks in your FEA/CFD simulations

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Create welds with specific profiles (flat, concave, convex) and Heat Affected Zones (HAZ) to analyze stress and crack propagation. Get a node-to-node matching connection.

HEX and TET Meshing

Template based and highly automated meshing functions allow users to create automatic parametric meshes with minimal user intervention and no CAD clean-up.

Automatic mid-plane meshing

Given a CAD data, the mid-plane mesh is generated automatically based on the given inputs. 1-click solution for your mid-plane extraction and shell parts creation.

CAD Morphing

Transform existing CAD data to new shapes rapidly. Generate morphed CAD models representing optimized designs and create the main link between CAE & design teams.


Full bolted connections can be easily created in seconds. Detail metric bolt, modelling, screws, through bolts.

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