Old to New Latticing Workflows: Lightweighting using Conformal Latticing


How to transition a lightweighting using conformal latticing workflow from the old to new latticing blocks.

Applies to:

  • Conformal Lattice between CAD Faces
  • Cell Map between CAD Faces


1. Import your CAD part using the Import Part block and then create variables of the CAD's faces to be used in multiple places. (How to work with CAD bodies)

2. Creating a conformal lattice in the old and new lattice pipelines.

Old Lattice Blocks New Lattice Blocks
Reparameterize CAD Face 1 + Reparameterize CAD Face 2 Cell Map between CAD Faces + Graph Unit Cell
Conformal Lattice between CAD Faces [deprecated] Periodic Lattice
Thicken Lattice/Body Implicit Modeling operations
Implicit Modeling operations

3. The final result of the Implicit Modeling operations merging the Lattice with the original CAD frame.





  • The new pipeline allows other unit cells such as TPMS unit cells and custom implicit unit cells. This was not possible with the old lattice pipeline.
  • There is now a difference in the unit cells mapping to the CAD face.
    • Old: Only the unit cell cube corners were mapped, and nodes within a cell were interpolated within the mapped cube.
    • New: All unit cell nodes are now being mapped to the CAD face (and offset accord to face normal).
  • The new pipeline auto-computes UV orientation/flip to align the parameters between the two faces. An Overload is also available for more control. The old pipeline did not have this auto-compute feature.

And that’s it! You’ve successfully applied a conformal lattice to your CAD part

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