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2020-07-23
How to run a Python script automatically in MSC Apex
There may be a number of things you repeat every time you create a new model, like creating a material or defining a number of standard beam sections. It's tedious work and prone to error, but you don't have to. You can simply have a simple Python script (which you can record as a macro), […]
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2020-03-05
Preparing a large Creo (ProE) assembly for analysis in under 15min
This video shows how a large "trommel" (mineral processing drum) is quickly setup for analysis in only 15 minutes using MSC Apex. A process that typically took 10 hours to complete, from import to first results available, is now completed in less than an hour.
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2020-02-21
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 […]
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2019-12-13
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 […]
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2019-11-01
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 […]
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2019-05-04
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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2017-08-21
Using CivilFEM to Complete the FEA Assignment
The video below is for completing this assignment: https://simteq.co.za/blog/2017/08/21/fea-practical-assignment/ using CivilFEM. If you do not have CivilFEM installed already, you can get access to it here and follow the instructions (remember to indicate that you are a student when registering). Be sure to download the "CivilFEM with Marc" Student version. It includes everything you need to run the […]
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