Automatically generate high performance and lightweight structures optimized for advanced manufacturing

CogniCAD by ParaMatters is an intuitive generative design and topology optimization software that optimizes parts through automated simulation based on performance and spatial requirements. With CogniCAD, you can reduce labor-intensive steps in the design process and create optimizations that would generally be impossible for a human designer. With generative design, you can achieve lightweighting, topology optimization and performance enhancements in an incredibly short period of time and ready for advanced manufacturing techniques like 3D printing.

Design the Impossible

CogniCAD is powered by a combination of superior topology optimization techniques, high-performance cloud computing, computational geometry, and artificial intelligence all working together to deliver a platform for the next generation of design. With CogniCAD you can automatically generate high-performance structures that are lightweight and optimized for advanced manufacturing techniques like additive manufacturing and investment casting, This streamline design-to-manufacturing workflow can greatly reduce design cycles and improve overall manufacturing efficiency.

Watch the video to learn more about the CogniCAD generative design workflow

Key Features

The CogniCAD generative design and topology optimization platform by Paramatters is the easiest and fastest way to
generate manufacturing-ready designs with optimized topology, weight, and function.

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Easy-to-Use Intuitive Interface

Simple and friendly user-experience powered by both public and private cloud computing

Autonomous and AI-Powered

A generative design and simulation platform that automates labor-intensive steps in your design workflow

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Lightweight and Optimize

Design manufacturing tools and end-use parts that are lightweight and optimized for load parameters

Multi-Material Generative Design

Create generatively designed models that factor in different material properties, like density, stiffness, strength

Meso-Structural Design Technology

One-of-a-kind offering for the design of infill and fail-safe structures

Optimized for Advanced Manufacturing

Manufacturing constraints for additive manufacturing and investment casting with optimized build orientations

Compatible and CAD Agnostic

Only vendor-agnostic CAD-to-CAD, generative design software on the market

3D Design for Additive Manufacturing

Tackle Complex Problems

Solve tough engineering and manufacturing challenges without the constraints of human-driven design

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High Fidelity Design

Robust features that support unprecedented resolution of 10-60 million elements and create low-volume structures

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Variety of Loading Conditions

Forces and moment (via remote points), pressure, acceleration (g-forces), thermal loads and vibrations (frequencies)

3D printing additive manufacturing versatility

Design Goals and Constraints

Factor in stress (accurate maximum stiffness control), stiffness (weighted compliance), deformation and vibration constraints

Part to CAD Inspection


STL and STEP (ready for CAD), validated by built-in proprietary Finite-Element Analysis. Zero manual re-modeling or geometry reconstruction required

Engineer the Concepts of the Future Now 

Get a free demo and speak to an expert about how generative design can reinvent your design process

ParaMatters Process

ParaMatters CogniCAD offers a streamlined process that makes generative design easy and effective for even the toughest engineering and manufacturing challenges.

Step 1: Define Loads and Parameters

Once you have your design (built in any CAD software) you import it into CogniCAD and define loading conditions, choose forces, material properties, boundary conditions and design goals.


Step 2: Let the AI Generate Your Design

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Once your definitions and goals are done, the AI goes to works and optimizes your design, reducing weight and creating complex structures with enhanced performance


Step 3: Review and Manufacture

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Once you have finalized your design you can prepare it for an advanced manufacturing process like additive manufacturing or investment casting





Be Ready for Industry 4.0

ParaMatters Software address advanced manufacturing requirements across the product development lifecycle.

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Generative Design

  • Paradigm shift from engineer-centric
    to AI-centric design
  • Unparalleled resolution supporting
    faster and more precise designs
  • Dramatically improves design
    efficiency, speed to market and cost

Additive Manufacturing

  • CAD-ready outputs
  • Front-end optimized design
    dramatically enhances prototyping
  • High granularity results in clean
    optimized geometries that are
    commercially viable

Quality Control

  • Ultra-high resolution analysis of CT
    scanned data for quality control of
    manufactured parts
  • Analysis of geometries across physical
    parameters to more accurately
    evaluate structural integrity

Digital Twinning

  • The only platform with sufficient
    resolution and computational
    efficiency to facilitate accurate digital
    representations of physical objects
  • Capable of supporting real-time
    monitoring and predictive
    maintenance/failure avoidance

Comparing ParaMatters

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Other Solutions
Design Cycle Time
Hours Weeks
Design Cycle Time
Project Costs
< Order of Magnitude $15,000 - $20,000
Project Costs
< Order of Magnitude
$15,000 - $20,000
Design Quality
Superior (weight vs. performance) and 15-20% lighter than other optimized solutions with
minimal human intervention
Dependent on human capability and very human-centric
Design Quality
Superior (weight vs. performance) and 15-20% lighter than other optimized solutions with
minimal human intervention
Dependent on human capability and very human-centric
Hardware Investment
$0 Thousands $$$
Hardware Investment
Thousands $$$