Coming Soon to CEI

   Check out this great video from CEI about PADT’s new office in Phoenix. Watch this space for more details as we get closer to launch.

ANSYS Workbench Mechanical: The Body Views Features Can Be a Huge Time Saver

The following is a story of discovery. The discovery of an ANSYS feature that has been around since at least ANSYS14! How is that possible you ask? The PADT team members are the ANSYS experts of the Southwest, how could they have missed this! And we would agree with you on the former, but even […]

Fantastic Night at the 2014 GCOI – Winners, Awards, and Fancy Attire

Every year in November the Arizona technology community gathers to celebrate innovation in the state.  The 2014 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation (GCOI) was a great event for the state and for PADT.  This years winners ranged from high school students to legislators to internationally recognized leaders in the software industry.  And, unlike most tech events […]

Checking Hyper-Elastic Material Models

When using hyper-elastic materials, analyst often have little material data to assist them. Fortunate engineers will have a tensile stress-strain curve; a lucky few will also have a simple shear stress-strain curve as well. Where do you start? To gain confidence in the procedure which is typically used, a set of FEA models were run […]

You will be Surprised Where Sneeze Germs Travel in an Airplane

Ever been on a flight, hear someone sneeze, and then sit in fear as you imagine millions of tiny infectiousness germs laughing historically as they spread through the cabin of the plane?  In my imagination they are green and drip mucus. In reality they are small liquid particles and instead of going everywhere, it appears they […]

Check out this great article on the Arizona SciTech Festival site about PADT. “Innovation Personified: Phoenix Analysis and Design Technologies” Our very own Josh Heaps talks about how we use 3D Printers, STEM Education, and gives some advice on how students can best prepare for a stem career.  Learn more about the Arizona SciTech Festival […]

AZ Manufacturing Month Closing Party – People Mixing with Lasers, 3D Printers, Robots, and Beer

Last Thursday (10/30/2014) PADT was honored to host the closing event for this years “Arizona Manufacturing Month”  The event was well attended with almost 300 people stopping for networking, food, beer, and some examples of the future of Manufacturing in the state. The event was sponsored by: RevAZ Arizona Commerce Authority Arizona Manufacturers Council Arizona Technology Council […]

Home Grown HPC on CUBE Systems

A Little Project Background Recently I’ve been working on developing a computer vision system for a long standing customer. We are developing software that enables them to use computers to “see” where a particular object is space, and accurately determine its precise location with respect to the camera. From that information, they can do all […]

Paragon Space Dev Helps Shatter Stratospheric Jump Record

Without hoopla or sponsorship from a major beverage company, Alan Eustace assembled a team of experts to shatter the record from jumping from the stratosphere.  Paragon Space Development, someone we can proudly call a PADT customer, formed the backbone of the team that made the StratEx project so successful. Using their experience with creating self-contained and […]

Celebrate Arizona Manufacturing

WE ARE CELEBRATING MANUFACTURING IN ARIZONA The state of Arizona has a vibrant and robust manufacturing community, something that most people do not know. To highlight this strong part of the state’s economy, the month of October has been designated as Manufacturing Month. Learn more at the ACA website. PADT has been busy participating in […]

See 3D Printed Art, Visit MATERIALIZE

We love art at PADT.  We especially love it when the tools we use, sell, and support for high-end engineering are used to create art. Last week we were able to participate in an event at the Shemer Art Center that did just that.  “MATERIALIZE: 3D Printing & Rapid Prototyping” is an exhibition that strives to […]

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 […]