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Customized Workstation

What hardware should I get in a workstation? Preface The purpose of the article is to take you on my journey in setting up my new workstation and the thought processes that were taken. I have chosen many computers over the years for both CAD and FEA for myself, coworkers and many customers. This, however,

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

SolidWorks and Catia on the same Playground… 3DExperience Platform

This has been a long time coming since, Dassault Systèms acquisition of SolidWorks in 1997. Back then there were discussions on how SolidWorks, Catia V5 and Enovia would work together.

Giving Arthritis The Finger: Part 3

Forward This is part 3 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 Durability Analysis (fe-safe/Rubber) The two silicone variants reported in Leslie et al (2008) are compared to

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.

3D Printed Optimized Cast

On the heels of designing a lacrosse head with topology optimization I started to think how this technology could be used in healthcare. I saw several instances where casts had been 3D printed for broken bones. What struck me was that the structures were largely aesthetic. I turned to Abaqus, Tosca, Catia and Mimics to

FEA of Prosthetic Lens Insertion During Cataract Surgery

The presentation, paper and magazine articles are provided by clicking here. To jump straight to the animations in a YouTube playlist click here.