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CAD and Simulation Peripherals

What gear do I use in my home office for CAD and simulation is commonly asked of me. Because of this I have created this post so that you can see and have links to what I'm currently using. In some cases I show what I would buy today because of upgrades or because my

Excessive Engineering: Fidget Spinner

Simulation is Child's Play, Broken Toys Aren't This is my presentation from CAASE20: The Conference on Advanced Analysis & Simulation in Engineering. This is my favorite simulation conference because it's solver agnostic. You can meet analysts outside of your particular software silo. Alas, this year it's virtual, however, as a plus side I have the

3DExperience SALE!

I rarely post anything 'salsey', so, this is going to be short and sweet. Due to the pandemic there is a huge sale on the 3DExperience platform. 50% off for the first quarter and 25% off for the second. It ends June 30th! The 3DExperience is perfect for remote working since the platform handles the

Giving Arthritis The Finger: Part 1

Forward This is part 1 of a multi-part series which goes through the custom joint replacement to a finger due to rheumatoid arthritis. Part 1 Scan data to CAD Part 2 CAD to FEA Part 3 FEA to Fatigue

Installing Simulia 2017: Abaqus, Isight, Tosca, fe-safe on Windows 10

Installing Simulia 2017 on Windows 10 Tutorial Abaqus Tosca Isight fe-safe   This is the easiest install yet! The only real difficulty is finding and running the appropriate executables in the correct order. Read on for a step by step tutorial and some suggestions along the way.

Abaqus 2016 Token Calculator

Abaqus license token calculator. No Muss No Fuss. When researching software I want the capabilities and licensing information before talking about purchase options. I understand how annoying it can be to have no idea what licenses are needed until you jump though the sales process hoops. I hope this post and others on this blog will provide this transparency to help you make the right decision for you.

Free: Abaqus Student Edition

Dassault Systèms offers Abaqus, FEA for FREE! The student edition is great to learn Abaqus and for personal pet projects. It’s also great resume fodder too. The major difference from the commercial version is that it is has a limitation of 1000 nodes. We will go through the simple steps to get up and running.

Installing Abaqus 2016 Tutorial

With Abaqus 2016 the Simulia products have been aligned to the same release cycle and naming convention. This is great news for workflows that use multiple products. The next notable difference is that the installation process has been completely revamped. It’s not difficult and this tutorial will take you through installing Abaqus 2016 on Windows 10.

Simulia 2015 Eye Candy

Please share your coolest animations from 2015. Link to access playlist. Here are a couple of guidelines: 1. Please share only your personally created content from 2015. 2. Simulia only: Abaqus, Isight, Tosca, Fe-Safe, Simpoe 3. Feel free to post multiple videos. 4. Suggested comments: Name, Company, brief description of simulation if not obvious. Since YouTube doesn’t allow comments on a playlist please place any comments here:

Dental X-Ray to Bite Simulation

Designing a medical device commonly starts with the healthy or diseased anatomy. Geometry without significant simplifications typically comes from various 3D scanning technologies such as CT or MRI. Here we will go through turning scanned point cloud data into usable NURBS CAD geometry with Catia. FOR FREE ACCESS THE FILES CREATED FOR THIS POST PLEASE CLICK HERE