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Conflict Minerals and PLM – Making a Difference through the Supply Chain
I have a special treat for you this morning, a guest post from our partner, Andrew Sweatman, Compliance Solutions Manager at PE International. If, like me, the first thing that came to your mind when you heard the term “conflict minerals” was Leo DiCaprio’s movie Blood Diamond, then you will definitely enjoy this eye-opening post [more...
Space system dynamic analysis presentation at the 2013 Femap Symposium
MAYA Heat Transfer Technologies Limited and Preissner Engineering and Consulting LLC are teaming up to present at the Femap Symposium on 27th June. Eric Preissner of PEC will be discussing how Femap was used in a study of the dynamic response of the Landsat 8 satellite ground transport/handling system – a large system analysis in [more...
Leverage Teamcenter Issue Management & CAPA to Gain a Competitive Advantage
Recently Tim Egloff published a post and video introducing Issue Management and CAPA on Teamcenter. This week I caught up with Kerri Doyle, Teamcenter Marketing Manager for the issue management and CAPA solution, and asked her to share a bit more information about this solution and how it can benefit your company. Kerri gave me [more...
There’s an App for That!
Let’s take 33 seconds and start with this video, Somewhere in America … Did you see it? Near the beginning of the video, a SpaceX engineer is using an iPad app to access Teamcenter on the factory floor! That app is Teamcenter Mobility and it is available free for you on the Apple AppStore. Over 7000 people have downloaded [more...
Femap Symposium Image Showcase
Announcing the Femap Symposium 2013 Image Showcase. Do you have a cool Femap image that you can share? Submit it at any time between now and the Femap Symposium for a chance to win a FirePro W7000 high-end graphics card that’s been kindly donated by AMD. The draw for the graphics card will take place at [more...
NEi Software Presenting at the 2013 Femap Symposium
One of our partners, NEi Software, will be attending and presenting at the Femap Symposium on 27th June. If you haven’t already registered, do so now and come along to hear David Weinberg present some tips for debugging FE models in Femap and Nastran. David is a 25+ year veteran of the CAE industry and [more...
SDC Verifier at the 2013 Femap Symposium
In a previous blog, I talked about an application that has been built on top of Femap to help verify structures in accordance with required building and safety standards – SDC Verifier (SDC standing for Structural Design Codes). If you attend the Femap Symposium, you’ll have a chance to find out more about this application [more...
Announcing the Femap Symposium Keynote Speaker
In my previous blog, I highlighted the JPL case study that described how Femap was used to create the simulation model of the Mars Rover, its spacecraft and descent vehicle. Now there is a chance to hear more about this live, at the Femap Symposium on June 26th and 27th. We are very pleased to [more...
Femap Tips & Tricks: Coincident Node Move Only Option
Sometimes you may need to set up a model to have a set of coincident nodes which can be connected together using spring or gap elements. To help prepare such a model, Femap includes a method of moving nodes to be coincident within a tolerance. See how you can use Femap’s Move Only, No Merge [more...
Femap Symposium 2013
Calling all Femap users… later in the year we’re planning a Femap Symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio, and we’re very pleased to announce that registration for this event is now open. So mark the date – June 27th with a welcome reception on the evening of the 26th – and register now to secure your place [more...
Femap Tips & Tricks: Geometry and Mesh Associativity
With Femap you can import CAD and FEA models from a wide variety of sources allowing you to transfer modeling data over from other platforms. However, the independent import paths for the CAD and FEA models break any associativity there may have been between the model types previously which limits some modeling capabilities. In this [more...
Femap: we’ve turned it up to 11
OK, perhaps not exactly like Spinal Tap’s volume control, but today we’re very happy to announce that Femap 11, the latest version of Femap CAE software, has been released to manufacturing. Femap 11 brings improved performance, enhanced postprocessing capabilities, and extended analysis support – find out more… The highlights… External results files: You can now [more...
Femap Tips & Tricks: Temperature Loading from Excel
Often it’s very useful to be able to transfer data between various software tools. In this Femap tip and trick we’ll see how you can take a temperature distribution form Excel, import it into Femap and use it to create a load case for a thermal analysis. Alastair Follow Femap on facebook and the Femap [more...
How IHC uses integrated CAD and CAE to speed design turnaround
In the offshore industry operational certainty is a major requirement. The installations tend to be very large, and the investments high and virtually everything is unique which leaves very little room for error. IHC Handling Systems supply tools for the installation of offshore equipment and specialize in products for oil, gas and wind such as [more...
Femap Tips & Tricks: Creating Elements between Coincident Nodes
The task of creating elements such as springs or gaps between coincident node points can present some challenges. For example, how do you pick the coincident node points individually? Femap offers a couple of solutions to help you create elements like these more easily. Watch the video to find out more. Alastair Follow Femap on [more...
How Duraldur saves time and money with virtual testing
Duraldur specializes in the production of cast and molded pistons for the world’s leading engine manufacturers, for all types of engines from farm machinery to Formula 1 racing cars. For Duraldur, a key contributor in determining the validity of a design is the use of simulation software, particularly in developing the piston’s profile which is [more...
Simulation helps ASICS keep a step ahead of the competition
The ASICS Corporation, Institute of Sport Science (ASICS), based in Hyogo, Japan, is very popular in the sports footwear market. At ASICS, simulation software is used as a decision-making tool to guide product development. ASICS states that the use of CAE software provides special insight on the design of a shoe’s sole, enabling important decision [more...
Femap Tips & Tricks: Custom Program Shortcut Key
In Femap it’s possible to assign a shortcut key to a particular command, which makes it very convenient to repeat the command particularly when you are performing a series of actions where the command is used over and over again. However, you can go even further than this, and assign a shortcut key to a [more...