Using CSLIPEQ in Abaqus/Standard

By | August 8th, 2019|Abaqus FEA, Mechanical Engineering, Simulia, Tips&Tricks|

Often enough when working with contact problems we want to consider the full surface slip between our surfaces - not the directional components CSLIP1 and CSLIP2. CSLIPEQ represents the total slip length at a slave or edge node while in contact. Incremental contributions to CSLIP1 and CSLIP2 are computed as the scalar product of the incremental relative nodal displacement vector [...]

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Lingering Explicit jobs on Windows 7

By | May 6th, 2019|Abaqus FEA, Simulia, Tips&Tricks|

During the last couple of weeks I've noticed that a few of my explicit jobs does not terminate properly on Windows 7. This forces me to manually terminate the processes (which does not take up any extra tokens luckily) but they do consume precious memory. The cause is a bug in the Windows MPI library [...]

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Downgrade a Catia model to a previous release (V5 and 3DExp)

By | January 13th, 2017|3DExperience, CATIA, Design, Design, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, System, Tips&Tricks, Videos|

Recently, we received a question from a customer regarding downgrading of Catia files in V5 and 3DExperience, so if you have struggled too, keep on reading. […]

Use reverse engineering features to repair a surface

By | November 4th, 2016|CATIA, Design, Design, Engineering, Experience, Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Reverse Engineering, Tips&Tricks, Videos|

Today, many boat’ hulls that are designed from different CAD software contain connectivity errors, such as holes, gaps, overlaps, bumps, patch singularities, tangency defect, etc. These problems disallow the “offsetability” of the hull’s surface. This article will show you how it is possible to use reverse engineering tool to transform a tesselated surface into a proper surface. It is also suitable for STL and Scan model. […]

Transform a Scan into a Surface with CATIA 3DExperience

By | October 27th, 2016|CATIA, Design, Engineering, Experience, Tips&Tricks, Videos|

One of our customer runs CFD Analysis on Boats. The software is using provides STL outputs. A STL model is a lightweight representation that only contains triangles. It is mainly used for 3D printing and also by some 3Dviewer. Our customer contacted us because he needed to transform his scan into a surface. This article will explain you how we can transform a scan into a surface using automatic feature in CATIA. […]

Find information about CATIA surfing on the web!

By | October 12th, 2016|CATIA, Links, Tips&Tricks, Uncategorized|

Dear CATIA fans, last week one of our customer asked us: “Where can I found more information about CATIA in general – V5 and 3DExperience?” I wrote this article for those who do not know CATIA but also for the casual and advanced users. I want to share you all the useful links, nice videos and good tips and tricks you can find today on the web. […]

Script: Flexnet Real-Time Monitor

By | September 29th, 2016|Abaqus FEA, Simulia, Tips&Tricks|

We are developing a tool to help manage Abaqus Tokens by providing real-time statistics and in the future, create rudimentary usage logs. Help us create a great tool by signing up as a beta user. […]

Design Quickly with GSD!

By | September 27th, 2016|CATIA, Design, Mechanical Engineering, Tips&Tricks, Videos|

Generative Shape Design, famous for its acronym GSD, is the surface modeling application inside CATIA 3DExperience. It allows CAD-Engineers to express their creativity – by designing advanced shapes. This article shows you how to increase your design efficiency and robustness. […]

Surface Preparation and Meshing in the 3DExperience

By | September 21st, 2016|CATIA, Engineering, Experience, Mechanical Engineering, Simulia, Tips&Tricks, Videos|

For several centuries hulls were defined by paper body planes. Then 2D software appear to define hulls body plan. For few years’ 3D software are used by naval architect to design hulls. Today it is time to design boat in 3D using appropriate CAD software ! […]

Script: Abaqus Benchmarking Tool

By | September 20th, 2016|Abaqus FEA, Tips&Tricks|

We have published a tool that will enable you to easily create performance data for your workstations and laptops. I have always recommended our customers to run their jobs with at least two cores, to back up that statement it has been easier to provide a tool that measures performance increase over a number of cores on the customers’ configuration based on benchmark jobs provided by SIMULIA instead of providing empty promises. We are engineers that favors hard facts after all, aren’t we? […]