Desktop Engineering (DTE) Blog

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scSTREAM: internal & external flows for cooling electrical devices

Thermal and Condensation Simulation

We are getting more and more interest in the Cradle CFD products from MSC Software, particularly scSTREAM due to its ease of use and powerful capabilities around flow, thermal and condensation simulation which make it ideal for engineers working in the battery charging arena.

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Topics: Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, TechTips, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Hexagon MSC Software

What's New in SOLIDWORKS 2022

Discover How You Can Weather the Unexpected with SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE Works

If this last year has taught us anything it's that life is unpredictable and requires flexibility. When disruptions happen, how do maintain your team's productivity when all your tools, data, and people are tied to the desktop?

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, SOLIDWORKS, 3DEXPERIENCE Works

MSC Apex and CAEFatigue for Random Response analysis

MSC Apex is MSC software’s new GUI environment.  It’s been around for a few years and development is progressing steadily. 

While it does an amazing job with model preparation broad support for analysis solutions is still evolving.

 

Space Sector Benefits

A key area for our customers in the Space sector is around Random Response analysis which is a requirement for predicting the damage caused during the launch event by the launch agencies.

Apex supports the underlying frequency response analysis but full support for pre-and post-processing the Random element for Nastran is not available as of the 2021.2 release. 

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Topics: Finite Element Analysis (FEA), TechTips, Hexagon MSC Software

What is 3DEXPERIENCE?

What is 3DEXPERIENCE®? What is ‘The Platform’? What is PLM?

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), CATIA, #HowCanWeHelpYou?, SOLIDWORKS

Actran Diffuse Sound Field (DSF) demo

Actran, from MSC Software, is an acoustics simulation software, originally designed for predicting noise within, and around vehicles, such as cars and aircraft.  

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Topics: Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Aerospace, Hexagon MSC Software, space techologies

MSC Apex as a pre-processor for MSC Marc

MSC Apex is first and foremost a pre/post processor for Nastran but that doesn’t stop users of other solver technologies from taking advantage of the model preparation and meshing capability. 

The Nastran bulk data format is the closest thing we have to a universal FEA definition file and so can be read by almost every other FEA application out there. 

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Topics: Finite Element Analysis (FEA), TechTips, Hexagon MSC Software

#3DEXPERIENCE WORKS reference selection

SOLIDWORKS and 3DEXPERIENCE® Works whitepapers, reference guides, datasheets, how-to videos and ebooks. 

A selection of guides, videos and on-demand webinars are available to view or access below:

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, TechTips, #HowCanWeHelpYou?, SOLIDWORKS, 3DEXPERIENCE Works

#BeyondBIM2021 Symposium Highlights

Key TakeAways 

"Change is certainly coming and there’s much to learn from manufacturing for some areas of AEC"

Dale Sinclair, AECOM

Desktop Engineering recently concluded its annual BeyondBIM virtual event with a broad consensus that in the future the construction industry needs to grasp new technologies to drive improved processes, together with recognising the need to train in these new methods.

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Topics: Architecture, Engineering & Construction, Building Information Modelling (BIM), #HowCanWeHelpYou?

Company Restructuring & Software Licencing

Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis companies in the aerospace design and manufacturing sector have been particularly affected by the economic impact of the disruption to worldwide economies. Some have seen their orders and revenues drop immediately by sometimes 50% driven by the reduction in production of new aircraft.  

These companies have had to quickly reduce costs and take advantage of any state support.

However, those with low cash reserves have seen the need to restructure through some form of merger, sale or even some type of insolvency process.

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Topics: Dassault Systemes, #HowCanWeHelpYou?, Hexagon MSC Software

Space Technologies - solutions with Heritage

NASA Structural Analysis Code* was just the beginning ..... 

MSC Software has been a key partner to the Space Industry since the 1960s.  Many people associate MSC only with Nastran, which is the keystone of their product set, but through a process of development and acquisition, they have developed a portfolio of tools that are used across a number of domains within engineering simulation in the Space Industry

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Topics: Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Aerospace, Hexagon MSC Software, space techologies