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2013-06-12
How to Count the Number of Nodes and Elements?

Question How can I get the number of nodes and elements in my model? Answer To get a count of the number of nodes and elements in a model go to Tools > Scene Statistics. This will bring up a panel giving you the required information. Take note that only model entities that are visible […]

2013-06-12
How can I Check Element Quality in SimXpert?

Question I have a model but am not sure if the element quality is good. How can I check it? Answer Please go take a look at the MSC video tutorials on this site: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLI39KM_bt...PiGmmW9zDXdc_81kkavI Video number 8 shows how to check element quality in SimXpert.

2013-06-12
What does Argument 2: prog=simxst Mean?

Question I've submitted a nastran run and in the SimXpert message box it stated "Argument 2: prog=simxst" and then nothing happend? When I try to attach my results, nothing is available. What is the problem? Answer Argument 2: prog=simxst appears after a job was successfully submitted to Nastran (by SimXpert). This means Nastran is now […]

2013-06-12
SimXpert Video Tutorials

Video tutorials were created for new users to SimXpert and can be found here: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL79B5996603F1EA57 You will find the following videos tutorials there: FEA Tutorials: 00_FEA Preschool 01_SimXpert2010 Introduction to basic FEM 02_Simxpert2010 FEA 03_SimXpert2010 CAD Cleanup 04_SimXpert2010 Normal Modes Analysis 06_SimXpert2010 Touching and Glue Contact 07_SimXpert2010 Midsurface and NonLinear Contact 08_SimXpert2010 Shear Bending Moment […]

2013-06-12
How do I Create a Pin Constraint for a Solid Body?
2013-06-12
Simultaneous Use of CAD Software and Simxpert

Question While analysing a part in Simxpert that one has drawn up in an external CAD package such as Inventor, is it possible to go back into Inventor, edit the part and then snyc the changes in Simxpert without having to export it and start the whole process over again in Simxpert? Answer Not with Inventor […]

2013-06-12
How do I Create a Hex Mesh?
2013-06-12
Beam Element Section Does Not Render
2013-06-12
How to Automatically Assign a Thickness Property

With the attached template, you can automatically create and assign a thickness property to surfaces that were created using one of the SimXpert Midsurface tools.The attached document shows this simple installation and execution process with screen captures: Step 1: Extract the files from 7Zip file Step 2: Move/copy the extracted files and sub folders to […]

2013-06-12
How Can I Create a Quarter Plate with Hole Model?

Here is a simple video tutorial that explains how to do it:  In short: create a circle (curve) at the corner and use it to cut out the quarter hole.