Job Opening at PADT: ANSYS Account Manager

PADT is looking for proactive and technical sales professionals interested in joining our team to represent ANSYS software products.  There are multiple openings with opportunities in Southern California, the Phoenix Arizona metro area, Denver Colorado, Salt Lake City Utah, and Albuquerque New Mexico.  Selling ANSYS with PADT is hard but rewarding work where you get […]

3D Printing and Supply Chain Management

As 3D Printing matures it is impacting a larger area within manufacturing companies.  Supply chain management is a key part of any organization that makes physical parts, and 3D Printing has a big, and sometimes ignored, impact there.  The Institute for Supply Chain Management made the topic their cover article for the March issue of their magazine: […]

Major Milestone Achieved: 3D Printing of a Full Turbine Engine

Not long ago the sages in the additive manufacturing world said "Someday in the future we will be able to print a complete Turbine Engine."  That someday is now, much sooner than many of us predicted.  Researchers at Monash University in Australia recently created a modified version of a Safron Microturbo Auxiliary Power Unit using 3D Printing.  The whole thing. […]

PHX Startup Week Going with Tours at CEI and PADT StartUPLab

Phoenix Startup Week has started!  One of the key events on the first day centered on tours and talks at CEI, which kikced off with tours of PADT StartUpLabs, the advanced 3D Printing facility for startups located at CEI. This was followed with CEI tours and an afternoon of talks on Medical Device startups.  Then the […]

Put 3D Simulation Results into 3D PDF with VCollab

PDF has become a great, versatile format for sharing electronic documents. But engineers doing simulation were stuck with only being able to include 2D images in their PDF files. With the release of a new Plugin for VCollab Professional, you can include 3D model and result plots right in your PDF files.  A great way to archive, […]

Stratasys Platinum Partner Status Achieved by PADT

   A lot is going on in the various sales groups at PADT after having such a strong 2014.   We are very pleased to announce that the latest result of outstanding efforts across the board is PADT's new status as a Stratasys Platinum Commercial Partner. Stratasys, Ltd (SSYS), the leading provider of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing) […]

Using Bright CM to Manage a Linux Cluster

What goes into managing a Linux HPC (High Performance Computing) cluster? There is an endless list of software, tools and configurations that are required or recommended for efficiently managing a shared HPC cluster environment. A shared HPC cluster typically has many layers that deliver a usable environment that doesn’t have to  depend on the users […]

10 Useful New Features in ANSYS Mechanical 16.0

PADT is excited about the plethora of new features in release 16.0 of ANSYS products.  After sorting through the list of new features in Mechanical, here are 10 enhancements that we found to be particularly useful for general applications. 1: Mesh Display Style This new option in the details view for the mesh branch makes […]

PADT’s ANSYS Sales Team Celebrates Sales Record for 2014

2014 was both a challenging and rewarding year at PADT. One area of the company that achieved success last year was the ANSYS Sales team.  Lead by Bob Calvin, our account  managers Oren Raz and Patrick Barnett worked with the support of our technical team  throughout the year to help our customers find the right solution for their simulation […]

Quick Tip: Concatenating Text Files Using ANSYS Mechanical APDL

So you have text output from some ANSYS analysis and you wish you could just do this: cat lift.txt  cop.txt drag.txt >> results.txt and you are writing an ANSYS macro and want it to run on all platforms.  The following macro will use APDL commands to join the files together.  macro1.mac /inquire,linesin1,lines,lift,txt *sread,str1array,lift,txt,,80,,linesin1 /inquire,linesin2,lines,cop,txt *sread,str2array,cop,txt,,80,,linesin2 […]

Seminar Info: Designing and Simulating Products for 3D Printing

Note: We have scheduled an encore Lunch & Learn and companion Webinar for March 23, 2015.  Please register here to attend in person at CEI in Phoenix or here to attend via the web. People are interested in how to better do design and simulation for products they manufacture using 3D Printing.  When the AZ Tech […]

The Full Power of SpaceClaim Engineer – Now Available from PADT

We have been using SpaceClaim with ANSYS Workbench for about four years now, and we always liked it. Then it came as part of the Geomagic Spark tool and we got more excited.  This was a powerful geometry creation, editing, and reapir tool that was saving us time all across PADT.  The, when ANSYS, Inc. […]

Deflategate Update: ANSYS Simulation Shows it Really Does not Make a Difference.

There is still more debate going on about the deflated footballs that the New England Patriots used in their playoff game. "Who Deflated Them? When? Were they acting on orders?"  But no one is asking if it makes a real difference. Enter ANSYS simulation software. Using the newest ANSYS product, ANSYS AIM, the engineers at ANSYS, Inc. […]

3D Printing to Combat Deflategate

In honor of the big game this weekend the folks at Stratasys scored big time with a 3D printed football. Stratasys has had a history of using 3D printing to improve on a variety of sports; however this time they out did themselves by possibly solving the infamous issue of deflategate. Since the Ideal Gas Law doesn't exactly explain it, maybe 3D […]

Donny Don’t – Remote Objects

Nothing like a good ‘ol fashion Simpson’s reference.  I’m trying to start a new series of articles that address common mistakes and things to avoid, and what better reference than when Bart ‘joined’ the Junior Campers and found out he might get a knife out of the deal.  For this first article, let’s talk about […]