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.
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.
Apex Generative DesignMSC 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.
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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scSTREAM is one of the newest products in the MSC Software portfolio.
It aims to make the job of simulating fluid flow and heat transfer easy and accessible to more Engineers than traditional Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) packages.
The movie below shows a quick demonstration of its use for a simple thermal assessment of a small electronics package.
In an ideal world every piece of software has a button that does exactly what you want, but in the real world you will find yourself completing repetitive tasks either within a single model or each time to create a model.
Repetitive tasks waste the time of engineers and can lead to errors through lack of attention. MSC Apex has adopted the Python scripting language with its own extensions in order to make automation of tasks a fairly straightforward thing.
If you work with moulded or die cast parts you’ll be familiar with thin shell parts that have tapering thickness due to draft angles. Capturing this effect in your finite element mesh can be tricky and lead to approximations that might not be comfortable or conservative. MSC Apex has an auto-assignment feature that will accurately capture and represent the non-uniform shell thickness with remarkably little effort.
Ease of Use
The guiding principle for the development of MSC Apex has been ease of use. Through the intelligent design of an intuitive interface users need no formal training and can be productive after watching a few short videos. All the features of the product have both written and video instructions making it easy to learn as well as use.