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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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2019-12-20
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, […]
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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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2019-12-13
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 […]
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2019-12-05
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 […]
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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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