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Fix Creo (ProE) CAD files with defects for FEA purposes

CAD files like this Creo (ProE) file often contains defects that leaves the geometry useless for FEA purposes. Such defects normally manifests as failed geometry edit or meshing operations and then the reason for the failed action is seldom known and near impossible to correct. In this 3min video I will show you how to […]

How to create a Parasolid from an STL file

What follows is a tried an tested method to create a Parasolid from an STL file using Mentat and MSC Apex. Summary of steps: 1) Import the STL into Mentat using the FEM option (Target Entities) 2) Export a BDF file 3) Import the BDF into MSC Apex 4) Using the "Geometry from Mesh" option, […]

Sharpen the saw - MSC Apex

Cleaning or simplifying geometry for analysis is an art (and if you don't think so, you've been doing it for too long!). There are few set rules and the tricks of the trade you normally learn by mistake or by looking over someone else's shoulder. With this blog (and possibly more), I do NOT imply […]

Detailed Gears in Adams View

This post will focus on the creation of a detailed spur gear set in Adams View. A previous blog showed how to create a fixed mathematical representation of a gear set between two joints, but what if you want to see more detail relating to the gear interaction itself, like backlash? For this we will […]

Targeting a Specific y+ Value for your Turbulent Flow CFD Simulation (Part 2)

This blog post is a follow up to a previous blog post (Part 1).  In the first blog post the following topics were discussed: What is a y+ value? Laminar vs turbulent flow. How to determine if your flow is laminar or turbulent? Introduction to wall functions. In this blog we will go into more […]

Electric Motor in Adams View

In this blog I will show you how simple it is to insert an electrical motor into an Adams View model. Let's use an example of a cordless drill. You can access the Motor interface from the Machinery tab in Adams View as shown below: This will open up the Create Motor window: You start […]

Couplers as gears in Adams View

The saying goes: “There are many ways to skin a cat”. However, this sounds a bit cruel, so lets change the saying to: “There are many ways to represent gears in Adams View”. This article will show you just a couple of ways to model gears in Adams View, from using to couplings for a […]

Targeting a Specific y+ Value for your Turbulent Flow CFD Simulation (Part 1)

The topic of targeting a specific y+ value for a turbulent flow simulation is a very important topic. There is however a bit of groundwork that needs to be done before being able to build a mesh to target a specific y+ value. In this first part we will focus mainly on the following topics: […]

Flexible Beams in Adams using FE Parts

  Did you know about FE Parts in Adams? They are neither MNF based flex bodies nor Adams Flex bodies, but are instead a completely different flexible body type intended for beam or rod applications. FE Parts have been in Adams since the Adams 2014 release. MSC describes it as: “a wholly Adams-native modelling object […]

How to apply for an engineering job without work experience

There is a few practical factors than can make or break your job application w.r.t you CV (resume), especially when you don't have experience I was in the position once to interview over 40 young engineers with no work experience. We had to fill 10 positions in a very short amount of time and it […]

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