Desktop Engineering (DTE) Blog

Desktop Engineering Blog

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.

Read More

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

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. 

Read More

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

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. 

Read More

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:

Read More

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

Improve composite FEA process AND get manufacturing output

How to improve your composite FEA process AND get manufacturing output as a side benefit

When working with laminated composites it is important to consider the effects that draping the pre-pregs has on the orientations and thickness that get used in finite element analysis. 

Laminate Modeller is a plug-in tool for MSC Patran that does this fundamental job, but offers so much more. 

Read More

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

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.

Read More

Topics: CATIA, TechTips, Manufacturing

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.

Read More

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

Do not fear change, embrace it! …Really?

Change – It happens, and it must happen in order for things to (hopefully) get better.

Read More

Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, TechTips

Are your Issues more of an Issue than you realise?

Issues – we all know that they exist, but are we ever truly aware of how bad they are? how many of them there are? who is fixing them, and when they have been fixed?

Read More

Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, TechTips

We don’t do Project Management

Or do we?

When speaking to customers about 3DEXPERIENCE, I often include a discussion about project management. Quite often customers - especially smaller ones with fewer staff – will say we are too small to justify project management:  “We don’t do Project Management”.

In my experience this is rarely the case, but perhaps it would be best to first define what I mean by Project Management.

If you think I am about to start talking about Prince 2 or Six Sigma, then I am sorry (not sorry) to disappoint you.

I am referring to something much more basic.

 

Read More

Topics: 3DEXPERIENCE, Various - CAD CAM FEA PLM, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), TechTips