SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD

Introducing Simulia Structural Simulation Engineer

April 19, 2019

It is becoming increasingly important for innovative companies to accelerate new product time to market without compromising quality. In order to do this teams need to perform more complex simulations reliably and easily, have easy access to validation tools for quick evaluation of designs, and be able to share all these results and ideas with other teams. To meet these demands Dassault Systèmes, has introduced SIMULIA® Structural Simulation Engineer (SSE).

SSE is based on Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE® cloud platform and provides users with design validation tools (apps), a collaborative environment for data sharing and data management apps. It is an easy to deploy software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that combines robust software and elastic hardware infrastructure.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD, Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing, Stratasys

5 Basic Steps for Making a Functional Prototype

March 26, 2019

3D printing a functional prototype is one of the most critical steps in the development of any product or solution. It allows for testing, hands-on fit and finish testing and the ability to make design iterations on the fly before the final product is made. It allows for problems and defects to be found quickly, saving you both time and money. Plus, prototyping can be done in 5 easy steps.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Electrical Design

Managing Heat in Modern Electronic Devices (Part 2)

February 25, 2019

In part one of this series, we evaluated how heat accumulation on a circuit board can lead to components shorting out and causing product performance issues. In this follow-up article and video, we're going to explore another important consideration when designing connected devices - battery life.

From the latest smartphone release to the driving range in electric vehicles, battery efficiency and performance is often a deciding factor in consumer purchasing decisions.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Electrical Design

Managing Heat in Modern Electronic Devices (Part 1)

February 4, 2019

“We have decided to halt production and sales of the [Modern Electronic Device] in order to consider our consumers’ safety first and foremost.”-Samsung.

After making this statement, Samsung was forced to recall 2.5 million devices already shipped or in consumers' hands. That is a position no company wants to be in, but the reality is that more and more companies, in order to compete, must keep up with the technological advances. Businesses and consumers are demanding more from the electronic devices they purchase.

In this two-part video series, we’ll demonstrate how simple validation tests can ensure your design is handling the thermal load properly and if not, how to make the necessary changes to dissipate heat and avoid critical temperatures, field failures and thermal runaway. 

Simulation, solidThinking

More You Can Do With Altair Inspire Form

January 17, 2019

We introduced you to Altair Inspire Form and walked you through some of the steps of what you can do with the software in a previous blog. But, surprise! That's not all it's capable of! Find out how to load, prepare and set up models to perform formability, flatten and fit blank and nest blank tests.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, Flow Simulation

Faster Results with Boundary Conditions

January 7, 2019

Symmetry and periodic boundary conditions in SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation are used to reduce the size of the flow problem, thereby reducing analysis run time. Although these two computational domain boundary conditions are set up by editing the default computational domain, they both are very different.

Simulation, solidThinking

What You Can Do With Altair Inspire Cast

December 20, 2018

Companies are always looking for new ways to increase their pace, getting their product to the market faster, without wasting precious resources all while keeping the high-quality customer expectations. With the help of Altair Inspire Cast, you and your company can make smarter, more informed decisions in the manufacturing process, saving you both time and money.

Simulation, solidThinking

What You Can Do With Altair Inspire Form

December 5, 2018

If your CAD designs are going to be stamped in the long run, you need Altair Inspire Form. Discover how your physical designs can deal with force before production, and avoid a broken or wrongly dented physical prototype.

Simulation, solidThinking

What You Can Do With Altair Inspire Extrude Metal

November 28, 2018

Knowing how your design will react as it withstands use is important. However, if you are able to discover a negative reaction or behavior before you go to production you can make the needed adjustments and save your company lots of time and money. When dealing with metal designs, Altair Inspire Extrude Metal is the simulation tool you need.

Simulation, solidThinking

What You Can Do With Altair Inspire Extrude Polymer

November 21, 2018

One simple way to save time, money and resources when 3D printing anything is to first run a simulation on your designs. There are many different simulation tools that have the ability to do this, such as Altair Inspire Extrude Polymer, when you want to run a polymer extrude simulation. 

Simulation, solidThinking

What's New With Altair Inspire Cast

October 24, 2018

A name isn't the only thing that's new in Altair Inspire Cast (formerly Click2Cast). When they changed the name they packed in a lot of updates that will help you make better informed decisions about your cast before it hits the manufacturing stage.

SOLIDWORKS, Simulation, 3D CAD, Flow Simulation

Heat Transfer and Thermal Analysis: When to Use FEA vs. CFD

October 8, 2018

Engineers often need to answer questions regarding heat transfer in their designs. As with many other things, the specific task or question being asked will determine what tool to use to get the best result. Here we look at answering the question of when to use Finite Element Analysis (FEA) vs. Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in heat transfer problems.