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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)

Predicting Flowrate with scFLOW

CFD demonstration

A common use of Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) is in the design of fans and pumps.  This short video demonstration shows how simple it is to set up a centrifugal fan model in scFLOW

In this example we are looking to predict the flowrate throughput for a given fan speed, which is easily done by following steps in the wizard driven interface. 

 

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Topics: MSC Software, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), MSC One, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), CAE Tools, analysis, scFLOW

3DEXPERIENCE Platform – Key Features End Users Will Relate To!

PLM (Product Lifestyle Management) can be a scary term. Costly, complicated and ‘only for large companies’ are some of the general concerns people will often raise. 3DEXPERIENCE on the cloud is a real game changer with regards to most misconceptions around PLM.

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Topics: CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud, 3DEXPERIENCE, Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, TechTips, Manufacturing, 3DEXPERIENCE on Cloud, Remote Working

scFLOW Simulation Demo

Next generation CFD tool

scFLOW from MSC Software is a state-of the art Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) package which uses a polyhedral mesh to solve some very complex problems with short run-times that have surprised long term users of other CFD packages.

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Topics: MSC Software, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), MSC One, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), CAE Tools, analysis, scFLOW

Did you know ....?

Common Points

Independent of what industry you are in, there are common points which we all focus on:


  • 'Go to market' strategy
  • Time and resource to innovate
  • How to get our product to market faster, more efficiently at a reduced cost?
  • How to adapt our processes and business model to market changes?
  • What area, department or process do we need to improve?
  • How are our competitors doing and why do we lose business to them?
  • What value do we offer our customers?
  • What is the real customer experience?
  • How can we unify sales with engineering and marketing through to production?
  • Do your marketing or salespeople know what other departments do?

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE

SIX Sigma - 5 Why's: 3DEXPERIENCE

1. WHY is the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform the future?

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform from Dassault Systemes provides software solutions for every organization in your company - from marketing to sales to engineering – that help you, in your value creation process, to create differentiating consumer experiences.

With a single, easy-to-use interface, it powers INDUSTRY SOLUTION EXPERIENCES, based on 3D design, analysis, simulation and intelligence software in a collaborative interactive environment.

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Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE

Simulate 3D printing of a part with Simufact Additive

Developing the ideal process parameters for 3D printing a part can be expensive: in both time and raw materials.

Developing the ideal process parameters for 3D printing a part can be expensive: in both time and raw materials.  Simufact Additive, from MSC Software and available withing the MSC One flexible licensing solution, allows users to quickly evaluate the effects of part orientation, material selection, machine parameters and post-build operations to reduce the number of test runs required in metal to achieve a minimised distortion and residual stress condition.

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Topics: MSC Software, MSC One, Hexagon MSC Software, Digimat

Defining 3D Orthotropic material models

Digimat advanced materials modelling environment

Available within the flexible MSC One licensing environment, Digimat provides many tools for enhancing the fidelity of the material models used by engineers for finite element analysis and reduces the need for lengthy and expensive coupon testing.

This short video gives a demonstration of how easily Digimat MF and FE can be used to define 3D orthotropic material models using simple isotropic models for the constituent materials of epoxy/fibre laminates.

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Topics: MSC Software, MSC One, Hexagon MSC Software, Digimat

Innovative new approach to topology optimisation

Apex Generative Design

MSC Software have just announced the addition of Apex Generative Design to their MSC One flexible token based licensing solution.

This combines the award winning geometry defeaturing capabilities of MSC Apex with an innovative new approach to topology optimisation resulting in higher fidelity shapes suitable for 3D printing but in a small fraction of the time taken for many of the solvers commonly used for this task today.
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Topics: MSC Software, MSC One, MSC Apex, Hexagon MSC Software