Continue a Workbench Analysis in ANSYS MAPDL R15

This article outlines the steps required to continue a partially solved Workbench based analysis using a Multi-Frame Restart and the MAPDL Batch mode. In this article you will learn: Some ways to interface between ANSYS Workbench and ANSYS MAPDL How to re-launch a run using a Multi-Frame Restart in ANSYS Batch mode The value of […]

Video Tips: Create and Display Custom Units in ANSYS CFD-Post

By: Susanna Young ANSYS CFD-Post is a powerful tool capable of post-processing results from multiple ANSYS tools including FLUENT, CFX, and Icepak. There are almost endless customizable options in ANSYS CFD-Post. This is a short video demonstrating how to create and display a set of custom units within the tool. Stay tuned for additional videos […]

ANSYS Remote Solve Manager (RSM): Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions

For you readers out there that use the ANSYS Remote Solve Manager (RSM) and have had one or all of the below questions, this post might just be for you! What actually happens after I submit my job to RSM? Where are the files needed to run the solve go? How do the files get […]

3D Printer/Scanner Bundles Now Available

We are very excited to offer 3 different 3D Printer and Scanner bundles to our customers. Each contain a variety of products to help you achieve optimal results.  They are all products that we use here at PADT everyday.  It is everything you need for 3D Scanning & Printing that works! Geomagic Capture Scanner and Mojo […]

Join us in Colorado for a 3D printing Demo

PADT Colorado is excited to be partnering again with Alignex for a 3D printer demo/happy hour at their upcoming networking event.   The event is from 10 am to 6pm and will feature guest speakers discussing the latest in engineering and design productivity.  PADT will be on site to discuss 3D printing during their happy hour from […]

Four Events to Help Celebrate Manufacturing in Arizona

The month of October in Arizona is Manufacturer’s Month. Part of the Arizona Commerce Authoritie’s RevAZ program, this month of celebrations is an opportunity for those of us who make stuff, or support people to make stuff, to spread the word that the manufacturing community is robust, diverse, and has a major impact on the local […]

ANSYS SpaceClaim and Mechanical, Plus 3D Printing to the Rescue!

One of the great things about working at a company like PADT is that we have the ability to solve problems from start to finish.  By start to finish, I mean:  Recognize a need Design a solution Verify the solution Manufacture the solution Deploy the solution There are other steps that could be added such […]

Congratulations to 2014 AZBioAwards Winners

Last week, on September 17th, the Arizona Bio Technology community gathered for the 20144 AZBioAwards.  This year PADT was once again privileged to not only attend, but to again 3D Print the awards themselves.   PADT also had a both, which gave us an opportunity to talk with many of our customers who were attending. […]

Default Contact Stiffness Behavior for Bonded Contact

It recently came to my attention that the default contact stiffness factor for bonded contact can change based on other contact regions in a model. This applies both to Mechanical as well as Mechanical APDL. If all contacts are bonded, the default contact stiffness factor is 10.0. This means that in our bonded region, the […]

geoCUBE: Computers for Scanning

PADT just released a line of computer workstations  specifically designed for use with a variety of optical scanners: geoCUBE Scanning Workstations. Scanning technology has come a long way.  It is relatively easy to scan a real physical part with a variety of different scanning technologies and capture the geometry for use in inspection, design, reverse […]

PADT Opens Utah Office

It is now official: PADT has an office in the Salt Lake City area, second after the class A office space in Austin, TX.  Last week we signed a lease for a space at 5282 S Commerce Dr in Murray, Utah.  We have been looking for a while and when this location opened up we felt it was located […]

Spreading the Word on 3D Printing at 3 Events in 3 States this Month

PADT has been asked to share our expertise in 3D Printing at three different events in the month of September.  We look forward to the opportunity to talk about how additive manufacturing is being used today, and how it can be used in the future.   September 11, 2014 – Salt Lake City, UtahUtah Manufacturers Association […]

Learn Linux on edX

The balance of Linux vs. Windows for simulation users is always in flux. For some time it was predicted that Windows would win the battle but in recent years Linux has made a resurgence, especially on clusters and in the cloud.  We strongly recommend that ANSYS users who want to be power users gain a good […]

AZ Commerce Authority and Tech Council Announce Innovation Award Finalists

The  Arizona Commerce Authority and Arizona Technology Council  named the winners and finalists today for the 11th annual Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) awards.  You can read about it at the Phoenix Business Journal.  As always, a great list of finalists and winners. We were once again pleased to see a tow PADT customers in the list: SynCardia Systems […]

Using Probes to Obtain Contact Forces in ANSYS Mechanical

Recently we have had a few questions on obtaining contact results in ANSYS Mechanical. A lot of contact results can be accessed using the Contact Tool, but to obtain contact forces we use Probes. Since not everyone is familiar with how it’s done, we’ll explain the basics here. Below is a screen shot of a Mechanical model involving […]