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    Advanced Simulation Reduces Late Changes and Expensive Physical Tests

    March 15, 2022

    TriMech has continued to grow the suite of products that we can support to help our clients handle a wider variety of problems. Today I want to specifically talk about the Simulia product line including its capabilities and applications. Adaptive Corporation was acquired by TriMech in 2021 and has an amazing product portfolio, as well as technical staff to support the software. In this blog, I’m going to explain how all of this will benefit you going forward, working with TriMech.


    Creating a Simulation Study in SIMULIA

    January 28, 2022

    The Buckle Group Assembly is a project that our team is working on, and we are collaborating on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to get the job done. The team has gone through an internal discussion on the platform that turned into a poll to see whether there's a need to go ahead and run a few simulations on the buckle and clip. By accessing the 3DEXPERIENCE through a web browser, I can constantly communicate and collaborate with the team using Communities. Check out this blog on how to improve project communication in the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. The poll is complete and the ‘ayes’ have it. I'm going to go ahead and upload my design data to the platform and run my simulations. I will be able to look at the results and communicate with my team all within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD

    Offloading Complex Simulations

    January 5, 2022

    SOLIDWORKS Simulation is an incredibly capable tool to help you and your company validate your designs. This can be anything from being able to do basic checks of a metal bracket's thickness to doing nonlinear analysis of a rubber o-ring being pressed into a channel. Having the capability to run a simulation test is certainly beneficial, but depending on your computer’s hardware specifications, your simulations may tie up your computer for a good portion of the day.

    SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium provides the capability to do Offloaded Simulations, which allows users to push the actual solving of a simulation over to another computer and view results on their own computer. Let's see how this works. 

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation

    How to Leverage Industry 4.0: Simulation

    December 13, 2021

    To err is human. To err in a virtual environment early in the design process is intelligent. When design and manufacturing companies launch new or improved products, it’s difficult to always get it right the first time. It’s nearly impossible to get it perfect. Simulation, or virtual prototyping, is the most cost-effective way to transition a design to production and is a key technology to consider within Industry 4.0.


    SOLIDWORKS Simulation or SIMULIA?

    November 22, 2021

    Which one do you choose, SOLIDWORKS Simulation or SIMULIA? This is quite a common question when solutions overlap with each other a little bit. But a true answer to this question arises not only from the kind of studies we are able to perform but also from what happens upstream and downstream of the design process.


    Nonlinear Impact Analysis using Cloud-based Simulations

    August 25, 2021

    Structural Mechanics Engineer (SME) is a comprehensive structural simulation SaaS (software as a service) solution on the 3DEXPERIENCE cloud-based platform. Powered by the market leader, Abaqus solver (finite element analysis) technology, SME can solve sophisticated structural and dynamics problems with higher fidelity.

    Simulation, Engineering Services

    It's Too Hot! How to Manage the Heat in Your Designs

    August 10, 2021

    Designing your product to operate at the right temperature can be crucial to its success. Whether you’re creating goods for the consumer market, military applications, industrial machinery, transportation, medical – you name it – the ability of your product to maintain desired temperatures can make or break a product…and your reputation.

    How do you make sure your product can meet its temperature expectations? How do you manage excessive heat in lighting and electronics? How do you design vehicle HVAC systems to keep their occupants comfortable? How do you make sure that your equipment won’t overheat and fail on the plant floor or in the field?

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Engineering Services

    SOLIDWORKS in Motion: Blocks in a 3D Sketch

    June 16, 2021

    SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation tools are extremely powerful and often overlooked. In this series, we are working hard to help you see the value of using these tools. In our last installment, we learned that by using blocks we can make layout sketches for machine design that can contain sub-structures for faster performance, effective change control and motion.

    Up to now, we have only considered sketching in a single plane. In this post, we will look at how a single 3D sketch can play host to any number of 2D sub-sketches. This gives you the power of 3D linkages whenever you need it and the ease of 2D control for the rest of your motion elements.

    SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Engineering Services

    SOLIDWORKS in Motion: Frictional Contact Between Blocks

    May 17, 2021

    SOLIDWORKS Motion Simulation tools are, to a surprising degree, under-implemented and I’m on a mission to change that. In our last installment, we explained why the use of Sketches is a sound foundation for starting a machine design project, and why the use of Sketch Blocks helps bring structure, best performance, and especially motion to your sketch.

    In this article, we explore blocks in a bit more detail. We will cover some special sketch relations that apply only to blocks specifically to allow you to capture common motion elements of machine design.