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How to define composites in MSC Apex

MSC Apex is the quick-to-learn, easy-to-use, intuitive Finite Element Modeller from MSC Software.

Defining and using laminate materials is part of the base license and uses a zone-based methodology for managing the stacking sequence.

The video demonstration is a short walk-through on how to go about applying laminate material (composite) properties to a mesh in MSC Apex, illustrating how a panel has its zones defined, and how you can interrogate a laminated model to understand the material definition.

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Topics: MSC Apex

New Space ... New Horizons

New Space – the commercial space industry driven by private organizations – is making giant leaps in space tourism, exploration and satellite technology. Europe, the USA, China, India and Israel are among the countries that stand to gain as innovative projects promise benefits such as insights into weather patterns and climate change, better communications networks, and geographical data analytics to help farmers improve crop yields.

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Topics: Aerospace, #HowCanWeHelpYou?, space techologies

A New Year Begins ...

All the team at Desktop Engineering would like to wish all our customers and suppliers best wishes and good fortune for the new year of 2021.

We’ve entered it again with similar lockdown constraints we all worked through 9 months ago. Looking back at that time there was considerable doubt and uncertainty over the outcome.

However, our team, along with support from our loyal customers, have worked through the challenges and arrived in this New Year with a remodelled way of working to meet these renewed constraints. 

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Topics: #HowCanWeHelpYou?

Value of PLM for small businesses in 2021

It is a very common feeling when the acronym “PLM” is mentioned that one would think of a large enterprise or business. I wouldn’t argue but, this acronym or infrastructure is not only for large companies. The acronym underlines a process in which currently all companies irrelevant of size or annual revenue undertake in either a manual or semi-manual process.  

PLM – Product Lifecycle Management  

⇒  Is there a product that is developed, designed to manufacture, installed,and maintained that does not have a managed lifecycle? 

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), SOLIDWORKS

How & Why with Adams Flex

How To and Why To use Flexible Members in Mechanical System Design

System dynamics is very important in the design of mechanisms – ignoring dynamic effects and flexibility in your system by simulating mechanisms using simple kinematics such as the tools in your CAD system, can lead to problems in behaviour downstream - as this short video illustrates.  

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Topics: MSC Software, Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), MSC One, Hexagon MSC Software, CAE Tools, MSC Adams

Unboxing MSC One

The MSC One Method

With MSC Software's subscription based token system, you receive a pool of tokens. Your tokens are checked out from the pool and are used to access and run a full range of CAE solutions available under the MSC One licensing system from MSC Software. Each individual software item requires a certain number of tokens to run. After each use, your tokens are returned to the pool for other use. There are dozens of software items available under MSC One.

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Topics: MSC Software, Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), MSC Nastran, MSC One, Hexagon MSC Software, CAE Tools

Digitizing Shop Floor documentation with CATIA Composer

Wide Ranging Capabilities

Whether your company specializes in machining, assembly or maintenance, CATIA Composer offers wide ranging capabilities to produce animation, still images or technical illustrations.

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Topics: CATIA, TechTips, Manufacturing, CATIA Composer

DTE achieves Highest Technical Certifications

Desktop Engineering has recently achieved the highest possible certification level for Dassault Systemes.

As part of our ongoing accreditation process both sales and support members of our company have completed a total of more than 32 certification exams. These exams tested their knowledge of the brands ENOVIA and CATIA together with the 3DEXPERIENCE Industry Solutions derived for processes in the relevant industry. These include “Engineered to Fly” for aerospace, or “Bid to Win” for automotive.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Dassault Systemes, Training, CATIA, Awards & Accolades, ENOVIA

What’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2021?

Do you know what’s new in SOLIDWORKS 2021?

For those of you who did not know, SOLIDWORKS develop the software based on your feedback and requirements.

Every year the new version of SOLIDWORKS has enhancements and new features that are developed with your requirements in mind.

Here are the top SOLIDWORKS enhancements in the 2021 version:

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, SOLIDWORKS

#BeyondBIM2020 presentations

'A Vision for the Future'

#BeyondBIM2020 AEC symposium moved from a one day event in London to a digital platform for 2020 with live webinar presentations from speakers scheduled over a couple of weeks.

Leading members of the Architecture, Engineering, Construction community presented case studies and discussions on the future vision of building, highlighting examples and projects where BIM is used and evolved into aiding the fabrication and construction process.

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Topics: Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC), Building Information Modelling (BIM), BIM, Building Experience Modeling (BEM)