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Why Simulate?

"The changing role of Engineering Simulation is really about business drivers for improved competitiveness.

  • Increase Innovation
  • Increase Product Performance
  • Improve Quality/Risk Management
  • Reduce Time to Market
  • Reduce Cost

Engineering Simulation is a major key to all five business drivers in providing a better understanding of product and process behavior, variability, and risk."

NAFEMS, Basics Of Business Challenges In Engineering Simulation.

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Software technology available

Student versions

Student versions of the most commonly used MSC Software products are available to students and lecturers. These student versions have all the functionality of the commercial versions but it is limited in terms of the model size.

For more information on the student version available and how to get access, visit our student version page.
Training

Software getting started guides (link to existing page)

SIMTEQ Engineering provides the basics and some tips & tricks to get started with the software products that we sell and support.

Getting started guides

Contact us today if you cannot find the getting started guide for the software products that you are interested in.

Formal Courses (for small groups)

SIMTEQ Engineering offers industry and academia comprehensive in-person and online courses. Students and lecturers may attend any course offered by SIMTEQ at a much reduced rate when capacity allows.

All the courses are complemented with exercises throughout the training to ensure practical experience and comprehension of the content.

Courses are presented in small groups to allow for one-on-one engagement and constant interaction between trainer and trainee.

See here for the list of available courses and book your attendance on the calendar.

MSC LearningCentre

Students and lecturers at Universities with subscription agreements with MSC One in place has automatic access to the complete portfolio of commercial courses through the MSC LearningCentre.

To gain access to the courses and certification opportunities, download and install the MSC LearningCentre software from the MSC DownloadCentre and create a profile through which you will be able to sign up for courses, track your progress and even complete certifications to add to your CV.
Student Technology Ambassador

Hexagon Student Ambassador Program

Hexagon’s Student Ambassador Program is a unique and exciting opportunity for students to gain valuable knowledge and skills on industry leading Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) and simulation technology and to build professional networks and relationships to meet the challenges of tomorrow.​

Not only does the program provide the student ambassadors with free access to Hexagon | MSC Software’s world-class CAE and simulation software, but it also give students access to the associated training material, industry developments and access to mentorship to build careers. The program is an opportunity for the student to build networks between Hexagon and universities.​

As Hexagon is the industry leader when it comes to simulation technology, production software and metrology equipment, the ambassador program is the ideal starting platform to prepare engineering students for internships and career startups. Hexagon’s technology has enormous reach and extensive influences on the world today. The global company positioned itself to drive smart manufacturing, leveraging data of the real and virtual world to enhance autonomy and sustainability.​

The ideal student candidate is a talented individual, passionate about engineering and people with the vision to solve engineering challenges with the help of technology to improve the quality of each day to be better than the one of yesterday. The ideal student candidate will have a special interest in CAE and simulation technology, a natural excitement to initiate a conversation on Hexagon’s technologies on campus and online as well as a can-do attitude. The ambassador will liaise with both Hexagon and the local business partner, SIMTEQ Engineering for guidance, insights and tasks.​

What does a Student Ambassador do?

Excite​

Tasks

  • Survey Students and identify what they know about our simulation solutions 
  • Talk about to Professors about Hexagon
  • Promote brochures, testimonials, case studies, & interviews at your university through internal communication channels & on social media

Engage

Tasks

  • Help Professors integrate our solutions in curriculum
  • Organize promotion events on campus together with Hexagon
  • Promote marketing materials such as brochures, testimonials, quotes, case studies, interviews at your university through internal communication channels.

Employ

Tasks

  • Learn about Hexagon simulation solutions with the help of Hexagon mentors
  • Facilitate implementation of our solutions in courses
  • Create Hexagon Students club
  • Make sure students get the most out of their training

Extract​

Tasks

  • Create regular reports for Hexagon about your progress
  • Transmit user feedback about learning materials for Hexagon
  • Share your ideas and feedback

Being Hexagon Student Ambassador for CAE means you become a leader in your university tech community and engage your peers​

For more information, visit

https://www.mscsoftware.com/student-ambassador

Get in touch with us at 

caestudentambassadors.mi@hexagon.com

or

info@simteq.co.za

Research guidance

Simulation technology is a tool and the best tool in the world can be the wrong tool for the job.

SIMTEQ Engineering’s team of engineers offers final year and post-graduate university students advice on which technology is the best fit for their final year or research projects.

To make use of this offer, please consider the following:

You should show intent and willingness to follow this approach:

  • After a thorough literature study, simulation technology should be used on several concepts before a final design is decided upon for testing or manufacturing and then a more detailed analysis should be conducted on the chosen design and the results compared to test results.

If you don’t follow the above approach and only use simulation technology as a final check, you missed the value that simulation technology can provide you.

It is important to note that you will only be able to achieve success with your research (and any engineering project in the future) if you can show that you clearly understand the problem as well as the solution. Simulation technology provides a wealth of information that cannot be obtained by testing alone, although accurate tests are always recommended to confirm the validity of any simulation model.

Student Editions

Accelerate Your Engineering Career

Student Editions will give you the head start you need to be successful in today's job market. Predict your future and download the available simulation software products today, it is FREE! You will have access to a large amount of tutorials, webinars and example problems, training yourself is effortless and easy.

Simulate Real-World Behaviours

Student Editions will provide you with the simulation tools that you need to accurately and reliably predict how your designs will behave in the reality. Employers are relying on simulation software to help them to eliminate slow and costly physical testing. With the experience gained from university and the student editions offered, you will be ready to begin your career in no time!

What does a Student Version Offer?

The student versions have all the capabilities of the normal commercial software versions but it is limited on the size of the model that can be analysed.

In most cases, these student versions will be sufficient for all the undergraduate modules and the limitations will only become a concern for lecturers and postgraduate students where larger and more complex models need to be analysed.
Downloading student versions

MSC Software

The student versions can be downloaded from the MSC Software academia page. Before you will be able to download a student version you will first need to register and provide an image of your student card as proof of your enrolment.

CivilFEM

The student versions can be downloaded from the CivilFEM academia page. Before you will be able to download a student version you will first need to register.

Available Student Versions

Actran: Acoustic Simulation Solution
Actran is the industry-leading acoustics software solution to solve acoustics, vibro-acoustics, and aero-acoustics problems. It is mainly used by companies in the automotive, aerospace, defence, and consumer product industries, Actran helps engineers to get a better understanding of the acoustic aspects of their designs and helps them to identify acoustic problems and improve the acoustics performance of their designs.
More Information
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Adams: Multibody Dynamics Simulation Solution
Adams is the most widely used MBD (Multibody Dynamics) and motion analysis software solution in the world. It helps engineers to study the dynamics of complex systems with lots of moving parts. It also helps engineers to see how loads and forces are distributed throughout the systems and helps them to improve and optimise the performance of the system.
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MSC Apex: Computational Parts Based CAE
MSC Apex is the world's first Computational Parts based CAE (Computer-Aided Engineering) system that is capable of performing deformation, stress, buckling and normal modes analysis. MSC Apex is ideal for courses that cover mechanics of materials, advanced structural analysis or natural frequencies and mode shapes.
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Cradle CFD: Multiphysics Focused Computational Fluid Dynamics
Cradle CFD is a series of practical, state-of-the-art CFD simulations and visualization software. Embracing remarkable processing speed, refined technology, and proven practicality verified by high user satisfaction, it has been in use for diverse applications, such as Automotive, Aerospace, Electronics, Building and Architecture, Civil Engineering, Fans, Machinery, and Marine developments, to solve thermal and fluid problems.
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Digimat: Engineering of materials via Mean-Field and FE based micro-mechanics
Digimat is one of the leading material modelling software throughout the industry. Major material suppliers and OEMs use Digimat to accurately & efficiently design and simulate their materials & material structures.
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MSC Nastran with Patran: Fast & Accurate Simulations
MSC Nastran is the world's most widely used Finite Element Analysis (FEA) solver. Patran is used for modelling and result visualization software and is used as a pre and post-processor for MSC Nastran. When it comes to analysing stress, dynamics, or vibration of complex systems, MSC Nastran is the preferred choice because of its high reliability and accuracy.
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Marc: Advanced Nonlinear Simulation

Marc delivers a complete solution (pre-processing, solution, and post-processing) for implicit nonlinear FEA. It provides the easiest to use and most robust capabilities for:

  • Contact,
  • Large strain,
  • Multiphysics

to solve static and quasi-static nonlinear problems.

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CivilFEM: Advanced Nonlinear Simulation for Civil Engineers

CivilFEM Student is tailored to civil engineering students working on structural problems such as earthquake analysis that has non-linearities and dynamics. CivilFEM can significantly improve the efficiency of the structural design and analysis process. Better solutions can be identified earlier and innovative construction processes can be tested in a virtual environment.

Design verification according to international reinforced concrete and structural steel standards as well as other civil engineering standards are available in the software.

Civil engineering specific structural analysis output is supported, these include

  • Load path history
  • Automatic response spectrum for seismic analysis
  • Nonlinear time history analysis

Generating a model is easy and highly efficient because of a library of materials and hot-rolled structural steel sections. All the material properties are time-dependent and allow the definition of true stress-strain diagrams and advanced nonlinear behaviour.

CivilFEM Student gives students or any professional access to all functionality of the CivilFEM commercial version, but with a limitation of 1000 beams and 5000 mesh nodes.

The product is available to any engineering student who is registered at an engineering school or to any professional who wants to get a taste of what CivilFEM has to offer.

CivilFEM Student is for academic use only, it may not be used for any commercial activities.

CivilFEM Student will give you the tools that you require to be successful in today’s job market.

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Software getting started guides
SIMTEQ Engineering provides the basics and some tips and tricks to get started with the software products that we sell and support.
Getting Started Guides
Contact us today if you cannot find the getting started guide for the software products that you are interested in.
Formal Courses (for small groups)
SIMTEQ Engineering offers industry and academia comprehensive in-person and online courses. Students and lecturers may attend any course offered by SIMTEQ at a much reduced rate when capacity allows.

All the courses are complemented with exercises throughout the training to ensure practical experience and comprehension of the content.

Courses are presented in small groups to allow for one-on-one engagement and constant interaction between trainer and trainee.

See here for the list of available courses and book your attendance on the calendar.
Training Courses
Training Calendar
MSC LearningCentre
Students and lecturers at Universities with subscription agreements with MSC One in place has automatic access to the complete portfolio of commercial courses through the MSC LearningCentre.

To gain access to the courses and certification opportunities, download and install the MSC LearningCentre software from the MSC DownloadCentre and create a profile through which you will be able to sign up for courses, track your progress and even complete certifications to add to your CV.
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