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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

MSC Software - working from home licence options

MSC Software have just announced that they have relaxed licencing terms to assist customers having to use the software at home.


Effective immediately until 30th June users can access and use their licenced software from home using any necessary infrastructure (e.g. VPN) to facilitate this use.

There is no need for any authorisation for this temporary arrangement.

For those users who cannot access their company licence server from home there is an option to issue a temporary licence which is available on request.

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Topics: MSC Software, MSC One, #HowCanWeHelpYou?, VPN, Hexagon MSC Software, Remote Working