SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – SOLIDWORKS Simulation – #SW2016

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While there are many cool features in SOLIDWORKS 2016, a few I am very happy to see. When using shell elements, closing gaps becomes a critical issue. Gaps are inevitable, if you have used weldments or sheetmetal features to build geometry. Typical method to fix would be to back to the geometry and fix the geometry before you define mesh settings.  The new global contact algorithm is enhanced to detect non-touching edges of shells within a maximum gap distance. The […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2016 What’s New – Flow Simulation – #SW2016

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There are many improvements in Flow Simulation with SOLIDWORKS 2016 release. Here are a few. Mesh setting: Creating a well-defined mesh is critical to capturing geometric details and ensures decent results. However, the new tools help with both creating better mesh and thus ensuring good results. e.g: there are automated tools to generate a uniform mesh. It makes the process smooth and saves time. Further the ability to preview mesh gives a window into details that will be captured. My […]

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Is Innovation a part of your Design Cycle?

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What makes Apple keep coming out with coolest looking gadgets that meet both function and style of current genre? Why hasn’t Microsoft seen a slump in its growth rate since its conception? I think we all know Innovation is driving all of them. Is that the case in your organization? Software vendors keep pushing the idea of making analysis a routine part of design – especially up front in the cycle. The benefits claimed: companies can spot and fix problems […]

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What Do Your Designs Rely On?

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Engineers are considered to be logical, thoughtful and precise with everything they undertake. Perhaps one reason why, everyone calls themselves an engineer. A house wife calls herself a “Domestic Engineer”.  Doesn’t she organize, construct, manipulate, manage, contrive? All used to define an engineer, as per Merriam-Webster dictionary. So next time you boast your engineering skills, beware the docile, and over friendly cookie baking lady has exactly the same skill sets. There are certain tools any type of engineer would rely upon. (a)   legacy […]

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Central Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group

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Central Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group Make Your Reservation Now   March Meeting Date: WEDNESDAY. March 18th Time: Registration & Networking 4:30.p.m.            Program: 5:00 p.m. Place: Global Plastics  6739 Guion Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46268 Agenda General Meeting- Peter 1st Presentation Bob Jones, CAD/CAM Components Inc. "3Ci GeometryWorks3D " Dinner (Sponsored by SWUGN) 2nd Technical Presentation Rajat Trehan, CATI. "Plastic Simulation" Door Prizes. Group photo shoot Global Plastics Plant Tour - Micha Askelson.  Your CISUG Committee: Adam Searcy,  Justin Flamion,  Bob Haff & Peter Fischer Copyright © 2015 Central Indiana SOLIDWORKS User Group, All rights reserved.

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation: Analyze Spot Welds

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Let's assume we have a car frame with tons of spot welds required and we are testing the welds under loads. The load in consideration is a 250 lb load on the roof. Maybe we are travelling with bags? We defined spot welds using connectors.  You define two sets of spot welds to connect the roof to the side shells.  Make sure the spot weld locations are defined and will be meshed. You will have to split the faces at […]

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Fatigue Strength Reduction Factor

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Several factors have to be taken into account while using the empirical S-N curve for a real-life model. They are, corrosive environment (Kc), surface conditions (Ks), size factor (Ki), mode of loading (Km), temperature factor (Kt), reliability factor (Kr), notch effects (Kf), fretting conditions (Kfret). Fatigue Strength Reduction Factor =kc* ks* kl* km* kt* kr* kf* kfret To apply the reduction factors to the fatigue strength of the selected bodies, the FS(component) of the selected components in their working condition […]

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SOLIDWORKS 2015 What’s New – Flow Simulation Rotating Mesh #SW2015

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Rotating Regions can be used in analysis of fluid flow where components are rotating over different axes and/or at different speeds or if the computational domain is non-axisymmetric with respect to rotating component. Each rotating region is surronded by axisymmetric rotating region which has its own coordinate system rotating together with the component. Influence of rotation is taken into account in each of the rotating coordinate systems. To connect solutions within rotating regions and in the non-rotating part of computational […]

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Get Big Company Insight at a Small Company Price: Simulation Standard webcast

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SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard gives product engineers an intuitive virtual testing environment for static linear, time-based motion, and high-cycle fatigue simulation, so they can answer common engineering challenges with this SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD embedded solution. The Trend Tracker capability and Design Insight plot enable designers to highlight optimal design changes while they work. Built on a concurrent engineering approach, SOLIDWORKS Simulation Standard helps engineers know if their product will perform properly and how long it will last. Attend this webinar to […]

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Will it work, Will it last? : Simulation Webcast : Sept 8

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Please join CATI this Monday, 9/8 to learn the fastest and least expensive way to determine Will it Work? & Will it Last? We will start with what you can do today in the SOLIDWORKS Premium license you already own.  Then we will continue our discussion about the rest of the failure modes that can impact your designs.  Here are some of the analysis topics we will cover: Linear Static Compare and Optimize Alternatives Simulate Drop Test or Impact Predict […]

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