3DEXPERIENCE: Why Analysis in the Cloud is the Next Evolution of Digital Engineering

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Since the advent of PC computing, engineering has evolved into a hybrid science, a cooperation of man and digital machine. First was 2D computer drafting which eliminated the need for vellum paper. Then came 3D drafting, which allowed for full digital representations of geometry. Also, during this time, came the advent of advanced CNC manufacturing processes and G-code which allowed for translation from digital 3D to real life products. Other digital technologies like Model Based Definition (MBD), additive manufacturing, and […]

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Introduction to the Simulation Collaborator Role

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There is probably no greater power on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform than the simulation roles. Granted, I may be a bit biased, but I do feel that the simulation capabilities are a big draw to the platform. I’ve covered lot of the capability of the simulation roles in several other blogs (see Fluid Cavities Analysis, SPH Particles, Phone Drop Test, and Simulation Steps), but today I would like to talk about a simulation-adjacent role: Simulation Collaborator. The Simulation Collaborator role is […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Plastics – Scaling for High-Resolution Displays

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SOLIDWORKS is famous for enabling engineers to keep up with the pace of technology. This includes support for 4K and other high-resolution monitors as of a couple releases ago. Unfortunately, the CAD side of the SOLDIWORKS interface left behind the new SOLIDWORKS Plastics interface. But no more! In this blog, I will be reviewing side by side shots of SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2021 and SOLIDWORKS Plastics 2022 at several resolutions to show how SOLIDWORKS Plastics has been upgraded to full 4K […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2022 What’s New – Flow Simulation Scenes and Compare Feature Improvements

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With every release of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation there are great improvements in capability, performance, and usability. SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation 2022 is no different. Today, I’d like to share a few of my favorite enhancements this year: Scenes, and improvements to the Compare Feature. Scenes New in the SOLIDWORKS 2022 release is the ability to create pre-defined scenes while post-processing your SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation results. These scenes control model orientation, transparency, zoom, and displayed Flow Simulation plots. Below is a CATI […]

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SIMULIA for SOLIDWORKS- Import via SOLIDWORKS Connector

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Lately, many of my blogs have talked about the power that SIMULIA for SOLIDWORKS adds to the SOLIDWORKS Simulation suite. Whether it’s advanced FEA, plastic injection simulation, or fluid dynamics, there is almost certainly a role on the platform that can help any engineer with complex simulations. I haven’t written a lot about the link that exists between the geometry in SOLIDWORKS, and the new 3D Experience environment. So today, I’d like to discuss the first of two methods for […]

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Fluid-Structure Interaction- Fluid Cavities and SIMULIA for SOLIDWORKS

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In today’s rapidly changing tech world, there is a growing demand for simulation to be performed early and often in the design process. Furthermore, simulations are becoming more complex as the programs that are used can handle coupling multiple types of physics together. One of the most common demands that I experience is the need for Fluid-Structure Interaction, or FSI for short. These types of problems usually involve coupling a fluid dynamics solver with a structural solver. With the power […]

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Why SIMULIA for SOLIDWORKS? 3D Experience Simulation and SPH Elements

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There are many reasons businesses have been shifting to the cloud over the last few years; flexible licensing schemes, data backups & security, downsizing internal IT overhead, the list goes on. All sorts of industries are moving in that direction, and design verification and simulation are no exceptions. Cloud based simulation benefits from all the items listed above, and more. Today, I would like to cover a feature that differentiates SIMULIA for SOLIDWORKS on the 3D Experience Platform from SOLIDWORKS […]

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What is the Next “Step” in 3DEXPERIENCE Simulation?

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As a SOLIDWORKS Simulation user for many years, the transition to the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform has been quite the adventure so far. The integration of the Abaqus technology has yielded a lot of new bells and whistles into our simulation portfolio. When it comes to simulation, great power comes with- well, steep learning curves. Today, I would like to demystify the elusive “Step” in a 3DEXPERIENCE SIMULIA for SOLIDWORKS simulation. In Abaqus (the parent technology behind SIMULIA for SOLIDWORKS), a step […]

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SIMULIA for SOLIDWORKS- So Excited I Dropped my phone!

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I really enjoyed 3D Experience World 2021 a couple weeks ago (by time of posting). There were so many great presentations from SOLIDWORKS and 3D Experience users and VARs from all over the world. I for one was most excited when I learned that many of the 3D Experience apps can be opened and viewed directly via your smartphone! That’s all I needed, another reason to be on my phone all […]

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Back to the basics: Farming Intelligence on the 3D Experience Platform

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This blog is a follow up to my previous blog on navigating the 3D Experience Platform. You can find that blog linked here. In the previous blog we used the analogy of being a primitive hunter gatherer to the process of beginning work with the 3D Experience Platform. We looked at several ways to find and organize data on the platform, but we only made it so far. To carry on with my analogy, we have only barely made it […]

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