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2 reasons to update to the latest version of nTop

Written by nTop

Published on June 1, 2022

June 2022

The latest nTop release includes two hot updates just in time for the summer: the new latticing technology and the lighting enhancements with ambient occlusion.

nTopology 3.26 is packed with more features, including improved view controls and notebook editing functionality. Visit the Help Center to learn more about the latest release.

Click the Update Available button in the software to download the newest version of nTop.

New product updates

New latticing technology

Last week was the release of our 3rd generation latticing technology! The new tools are easy to use, faster than before, and offer greater control over complex lattice structures.

We asked the nTop community what they think about this update. Here are some of the comments we received from nTop users:

“The new latticing technology is a major upgrade compared to anything else I’ve seen in the past.”
“With the new latticing blocks, I have a lot more control over lattice design, especially over the cell map.”
“I couldn’t say enough good things about the new latticing technology.”
“The update seems really good! 50x faster for latticing is huge!”
“Very cool how nTop is developing. I am curious about the field-driven cell map.”

You can learn more about the features of this exciting update on our blog. If you require help with the transition, please refer to our Help Center article.

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Lighting enhancements

The next time you open nTop, you will notice things look slightly different.

The new scene lighting and ambient occlusion improve visualization and better convey the depth of the geometry.

In other words, the lattice structures that you’ll design with the new latticing tools will now also look better than ever!

Learn More

New content and resources

Featured content: Thermal Management Guide

Heat exchangers are a hot application for Additive Manufacturing. This guide summarizes the latest trends and essential techniques that enable you to design heat exchangers with higher performance, more compact size, and increased reliability.

Do you know someone working on heat exchanger design? Share this guide with them.

Download Guide

Article: What is DfAM?

There are three levels to Design for Additive Manufacturing:

  • At a basic level, you address the question: “will it print?”
  • At an intermediate level, you consider how to improve performance.
  • At an advanced level, you manage the complexities of full-scale production.

We put together a guide that runs through these concepts. It’s a solid introduction to the topic for new designers and serves as a good reminder for experienced users.

Read Article

Quote of the month

“The way to succeed is to double your failure rate.”
— Thomas J. Watson

That’s all we’ve got for this month. If monthly updates aren’t enough nTop for you, find us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube.

Until next month,

The nTop team


nTop (formerly nTopology) was founded in 2015 with the belief that engineers’ ability to innovate shouldn’t be limited by their design software. Built on proprietary technologies that upend the constraints of traditional CAD software while integrating seamlessly into existing processes, nTop allows designers in every industry to create complex geometries, optimize instantaneously, and automate workflows to develop breakthrough 3D-printed parts in record time.