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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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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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2019-05-04
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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2015-01-08
Handy Tools in MSC Apex to Speed-Up FE Modelling
The Abderdeen group has found that on average, analysts across industries spend up to 80% of their time on CAD clean-up for analysis purposes. MSC Apex Modeller has proven without a doubt that it brings a new way of editing (and creating) geometry which rapidly improves the created meshes and within a much shorter time […]
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