Postprocessing results along a path has been part of the Workbench Mechanical capability for several rev’s now. We need to define a path as construction geometry on which to map the results unless we happen to have an edge in the model exactly where we want the path to be or can use an X […]
The folks at the Sandia Science and Technology Park welcomed PADT to the Neighborhood with a nice writeup in their monthly newsletter. We are very excited about growing our New Mexico business from this location.
Selection Information, Manage Views, and Changing Settings on Multiple Load Steps There is no way to hide the embarrassing reality. I am supposed to be an expert. I am introduced to people as such. People all over the world read stuff I write about how to use ANSYS products more effectively. But last week and […]
We are very pleased to announce that PADT is opening new local office in Albuquerque, New Mexico in the Sandia Science and Technology Park. The office will focus on providing sales, technical support, 3D Printer maintenance, and a meeting space to better serve customers in New Mexico. Some of PADT’s earliest customers came from the state […]
Real World Lessons on How to Minimize Run Time for ANSYS HPC Recently I had a VP of Engineering start a phone conversation with me that went something like this. “Well Dave, you see this is how it is. We just spent a truckload of money on a 256 core cluster and our solve times […]
A quick video showing how to create a script that will automatically generate standard cross-sections in DesignModeler to be used for, as an example, line bodies. ANSYS Help Link: // DesignModeler User Guide // Scripting API // Script Features // Features within Script Features // Cross Section Feature
PADT and 3D printing got a great write up in the Las Cruces Bulletin last month. Renee Palacios and John Wright were speaking at the High Tech Council of Southern New Mexico on May 17th and a local reporter attended and did a great interview. With all the media attention focused on 3D Printing we have […]
When we decided to redo our website we were told by all of the experts that you need case studies and you need testimonials. Being engineers, we immediately pushed back saying that none of our customers will give us the input we need. We are happy to report that we were wrong. So wrong that […]
The PADT and Flownex teams have our booth set up and ready to go for the next three days at Turbo Expo 2013. This is always one of our favorite events because most of us came from this industry, and in fact all four of the founders were turbine-engine-engineers before we started PADT. A special […]
Last week was AZBio Expo 20113 here in Tempe Arizona. PADT was pleased to be a sponsor and we had a great time meeting with all of our customers and vendors at the event, as well as getting to chance to meet some new people. It is always an honor to be listed with so many […]
About the Series “10 Tech Startup Lessons Learned”PADT is a company focused on helping companies bring their physical products to market. As “We Make Innovation Work” for our customers, we learn a lot about what does and does not work in technology startup companies. In addition, we were once a startup ourselves and we now […]
A quick video showcasing the automatic contact generation feature in ANSYS Mechanical. This feature automatically selects the faces that are in contact or are close to contact and assigns a contact definition.
We are pleased to introduce a new feature in The Focus blog, video posts. With this entry we are putting up our first “The Focus Video Tips, Examples, and Demonstrations” Sometimes a video just works better, especially when showing how to do something in a Graphical User Interface. So we have put some basic infrastructure […]
Customers, friends, and families joined PADT’s employees for a private screening of “Star Trek: Into Darkness” last Friday afternoon. We had such a great turnout that the only seats open were in the front row. Watching a movie like this with a group of technical people is a lot more fun than a general crowd. Many of […]
In four previous entries we introduced CFX Expression Language, CEL: Part 1: Accessing CFD Simulation Information in CFX (and FLUENT) Part 2: Augmenting Material Property Assignments in ANSYS CFX Part 3: Applying Boundary Conditions Using CEL Part 4: Applying Ramped and Stepped Boundary Conditions using CEL After a break to teach some ANSYS classes in […]