Chasing pixels from CAD to Pandora
Originally Posted By Kathleen Maher
The new markets we thought were out there, really are out there. It’s not easy, but the ability to combine different tools from different disciplines is opening up opportunity for professionals in new fields.
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Taking SolidWorks Animations for a Spin
Originally Posted By Gabe Enright
Being down at Foxwoods Casino for our User Conference must have inspired Jon S. from the New York office. He created a great video showing you how to create an animation of a Roulette wheel using SolidWorks Simulation Motion.
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Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is an essential analytic if you design products that interact with liquids and gases, or if you need to accommodate heat transfers.
“Concurrent” CFD has eliminated many of the hassles of traditional CFD analysis by doing the bulk of the work within the MCAD environment. This reduces the risk of data loss and corruption, eliminates the time needed to explain your design to CFD specialists, and makes it easy to make changes and test different scenarios without any physical prototyping.
For Siemens NX users, FloEFD by Mentor Graphics is a full-featured, 3D fluid flow, heat transfer analysis package that’s easy to learn and use. Most users report they can use FloEFD with less than eight hours of training. According to James Young, a design engineer at Azonix, “FloEFD…enables design engineers without a fluid analysis background to perform thermal simulation. The result is that we got the design right the first time, only had to make one prototype, and avoided expensive design changes that typically occur in the late stages of the development process.”
The embedded solution lets you perform what-if scenarios in these categories:
It’s always nice when other 2D and 3D designers share their most useful tips and tricks. Download the CATIA V5 tips and techniques post by Nik with AscendBridge Solutions. He answers the following questions:
Q: Do you know how to convert a 2D drawing view (in dwg format) into a 3D Part using Advance Part Modeling options of CATIA V5?
Q: Did you know that designers can key in values in combination of units or in formulas in CATIA V5 dialog boxes?
Q: Do you know how to create a Hole with reference to center of another Hole in a Block or Plate using hole feature in CATIA V5?
Q: Do you know how to create multiple corners on a complex Profile, of equal radius and related to each other in CATIA V5 Sketcher?
NX CAE Symposium – Jim Rusk Keynote
Originally Posted by Jerry Sarfati, Siemens PLM Software
Jim Rusk, VP Product Engineering, presented this morning at the NX CAE Symposium about “Securing your Product Development Future with NX CAE Simulation.” Read Full Post
NX 8: New Focus on Simulation
Originally Posted by Kenneth, Desktop Engineering
NX 8′s topology optimization reflects a trend among engineers to perform simulation earlier in the design process.
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Creo 1.0 turned one year old on October 28, 2011. To celebrate, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of the ways that high-performing engineers and designers have been using the application to create innovative, elegant solutions. In no particular order, here are nine products designed in Creo that I think are worth checking out. I hope they inspire you to perform at your best!