In support of the ANSYS Startup Program, PADT is proud to introduce the PADT Startup Spotlight. We here at PADT are firm believers in the opinion that today’s startup companies are tomorrow’s industry leaders and thus should be give every possible opportunity to thrive and succeed. As a result we are offering full access to […]
One of the cool new features in CFX 18 is the ability to actively review results while the calculation is running. It is supported for steady state and transient calculations, and now includes support for rotating reference frames as well. What follows are some tutorial-esque steps to get you started.
WHY did nature evolve cellular structures? In a previous post, I laid out a structural classification of cellular structures in nature, proposing that they fall into 6 categories. I argued that it is not always apparent to a designer what the best unit cell choice for a given application is. While most mechanical engineers have a feel for […]
We here at PADT are proud to present the ease of use and productivity enhancements that have been added to ANSYS Mechanical in release 18. With this new release, ANSYS Mechanical focuses on the introduction of a variety of improvements that help save the users time, such as smarter data organization and new hotkeys, along […]
Occasionally when solid geometry is imported from CAD into ANSYS SpaceClaim the geometry will come in as solids, but when a mesh is generated on the solids the mesh will appear to “leak” into the surrounding space. Below is an assembly that was imported from CAD into SpaceClaim. In the SpaceClaim Structure Window all of […]
What types of cellular designs do we find in nature? Cellular structures are an important area of research in Additive Manufacturing (AM), including work we are doing here at PADT. As I described in a previous blog post, the research landscape can be broadly classified into four categories: application, design, modeling and manufacturing. In the context of […]
We recently updated our slide presentation on PADT’s Medical Device product development capabilities that includes some examples of past work. Our team applies proven processes and deep industry experience across a wide spectrum of products. Please take a look to learn more about how we help companies engineer their medical devices. You can learn more […]
hey you didn’t read my email you comming to the meeting? sorry dialing in Instant messaging has moved from a personal communication tool to an important part of business communication. But if we use it like email, it will loose its impact. “Intant messaging and business communication” looks at the topic.
Technology is an awesomely creative endeavor – innovation and inspiration is combined with science to create new products and tools for people and businesses. It is creative, but it’s not art. In “How can technology further art” I look at what technology can do to open new ways for people to express themselves and to make […]
We have a problem now in the Arizona Tech community – there is just too much going on. In “What the heck is happening? There is too much going on in Arizona tech” we look at how why this is a good thing and what we can to make it even better.
We here at PADT are excited to share with you the updates that ANSYS 18 brings to the table for AIM: The easy-to-use, upfront simulation tool for all design engineers. ANSYS AIM is a single GUI, multiple physics tool with advanced ANSYS technology under the hood. It requires minimal training and is interoperable with a wide range […]
Remember the good old days of having to peruse through hundreds and thousands of lines of text in multiple files to see ANSYS license usage information? Trying to hit Ctrl+F and search for license names. Well those days were only about a couple months ago and they are over…well for the most part. With the […]
Considered the “largest gathering of chip, board, and systems designers in the country,” with over 5,000 attendees this year and over 150 technical presentations and workshops, DesignCon exhibits state of the art trends in high-speed communications and semiconductor communities. Here are the top 5 trends I noticed while attending DesignCon 2017: 1. Higher data rates […]
How To Update The Firmware Of An Intel® Solid-State Drive DC P3600 in four easy steps! The Dr. says to keep that firmware fresh! so in this How To blog post I illustrate to you how to verify and/or update the firmware on a 1.2TB Intel® Solid-State Drive DC 3600 Series NVMe MLC card. CUBE […]
ANSYS Mechanical is great at applying tabular loads that vary with an independent variable. Say time or Z. What if you want a tabular load that varies in multiple directions and time. You can use the External Data tool to do just that. You can also create a table with a single variable and modify […]