CoresOnDemand: Helping Engineers Do Their Magic

Engineers Do Magic In the world of simulation there are two facts of life. First, the deadline of “yesterday would be good” is not too uncommon. Funding deadlines, product roll-out dates, as well as unexpected project requirements are all reliable sources for last minute changes. Engineers are required to do quality work and deliver reliable […]

ANSYS Launches Free Student Version

This week ANSYS, Inc. made a fantastic announcement that has been in the works for a while, and that we think will greatly benefit the simulation community:  A free ANSYS Student product.  This is an introductory product that is focused on students who are learning the fundamentals of simulation who also want to learn the […]

3D Printing the 4th Dimension – GISHWHES 2015 Scavenger Hunt

GISHWHES is a huge international scavenger hunt. Every year teams around the globe comb through the list of 215 tasks and pick as many as possible that their team can do.  Last year they introduced 3D Printing as a task, and we helped a team 3D Print a quill pen. That was a lot of […]

Major Enhancements in FLOWNEX 2015: Combustors, Importers, and Pipes

Simulation has revolutionized flow and heat transfer dependent systems over the past decades by minimizing costly physical testing and accelerating time to operation around the world. But for many companies, such simulation has largely focused on components and proved to be very time consuming. The technology advancements delivered by Flownex SE now offer a fast, […]

Donny Don’t – Thin Sweep Meshing

It’s not a series of articles until there’s at least 3, so here’s the second article in my series of ‘what not to do’ in ANSYS… Just in case you’re not familiar with thin sweep meshing, here’s an older article that goes over the basics.  Long story short, the thing sweep mesher allows you to […]

Tech Tips and Videos for Electromechanical Simulation with ANSYS Products

We just recieved a new tech tip bundle from ANSYS, Inc on Electromechanical Simulation.  You may remember when we published the Mechanical and Fluids ANSYS tech tips a few weeks ago.  This latest kit continues with information for people making devices and systems that have mechanical and electrical systems.  The focus of the kit is […]

Peeling Away the *VMASK

One way to really unleash the power of APDL is to become familiar, and ultimately fluent, with array parameters. The APDL student will quickly learn that array manipulation involves heavy use of the *V commands, which are used to operate on vectors (single columns of an array). These commands can be used to add two […]

Video Tips: Topology Optimization with ANSYS and GENESIS

This video will show you how you can optimize a part using Topology Optimization with GENESIS through ANSYS Mechanical with support from ANSYS SpaceClaim

Product Development for Startups – Presentation at The Startup Lifecycle Lunch & Learn

This Thursday PADT was asked to help participate in a lunch and learn entitled “The Startup Lifecycle.” The event was a joint presentation of the Arizona Technology Council and the Maricopa Corporate College and it was held at CEI’s fantastic facilities.  Given our background, we were asked to talk about Product Development, and specifically on Minimum […]

Two Fantastic Events for Start-Ups: Synapse Med Device Workshop and Star-Up Lifecycle Lunch and Learn

As a further sign of the growth in the Phoenix Start-Up community, there are two high value events for Start-ups that everyone should be aware of, and it doesn’t hurt that PADT is a key participant in both. Start-Up Strategies The first is a lunch and Learn: “The Start-Up Lifecycle – Key Strategies for Success at […]

AmCon Phoenix 2015: Comments and Presentation Notes

We just finished up our third and final AmCon show of the year at what turned out to be the best show of the three.  The PADT booth was packed during the exhibition time with a wide variety of people asking questions and checking out examples of what PADT and Stratasys can do.  We were able […]

Vibro-Acoustics Analysis in ANSYS Mechanical as Told by a Structures Guy

With the introduction of ACT, the ANSYS Workbench editors have gained capabilities and shortcuts at much faster rate than what can be introduced in a development cycle. One of first and most far-reaching extensions is the acoustics. Inevitably I was called on by one of our customers to show them how to do a vibro-acoustics […]

Instructions for Installing and Configuring ANSYS MAXWELL and PExprt, Versions 16.X

ANSYS PExpert is a fantastic tool for the design, modeling, and analysis of transformers and inductors. Using a combination of classical and finite element analysis (FEA) techniques, ANSYS PExprt determines the core size and shape, air gaps, and winding strategy for a given power converter topology. What we and our customers have found very useful is […]

Come See PADT at a Conference Near You.

Sometimes you get that prefect storm where everything happens at once, and these last weeks of May and first weeks of June are shaping up to be our busiest time for conferences and shows this year.  We are going to be all over the place: Newfoundland, Montreal, Long Beach, Houston, and even Phoenix. So I […]

3D Printing Users Lunched & Learned about Dealing with Scanned, Repaired, and Legacy Geometry

This Thursday we had the first of seven free seminars on how to deal with geometry created with 3D scanning, how to repair faceted geometry, and how to deal with old CAD geometry.  Don’t panic, we have six more scheduled. Scroll down to see the schedule and register for upcoming versions of this seminar. The inaugural […]