‘TRUST BUT VERIFY’ A guest posting from Jack Thornton , MINDFEED Marcomm, Sante Fe, NM The computerization of engineering (and everything else) has imposed new burdens on managers and executives who must make critical decisions. Where once they struggled with too little information they now struggle with too much. Until roughly three decades ago, time […]
PADT was honored to be invited to present to the Inventors Association of Arizona on September 4th, 2013. This well attended event focused on giving an overview on plastic parts, their design, and there manufacture including a quick look at additive manufacturing. Here is a link to a PDF of the presentation: IAA-Realizing-Invention-Plastic-2013_09_04-1 Also, during […]
PADT, is looking for an experienced Human Resources professional who is seeking 10 to 20 hours per week work with flexible hours. We are almost 20 years old and around 75 employees strong with a very low attrition rate, a strong company culture, and very casual approach to HR. It is time to take HR […]
We were very excited to find a construction crew outside of PADT’s Tempe building the morning. After months of negotiations and permitting, construction has begun on laying fiber optic cable to the PADT Innovation Center. That is one big Interweb Pipe! Can’t wait for the bandwidth.
One of the most powerful things about ANSYS Mechanical is the fact that it creates an input file that is sent to ANSYS Mechanical APDL (MAPDL) to solve. This is awesome because you as a user have complete and full access to the huge breadth and depth available in the MAPDL program. MAPDL is a […]
A quick video showing a new way to create section planes by using coordinate systems.
Two Events for the Price of Free! Just a quick reminder, because the Facebook posts, emails, and calls from our sales people may not be getting through. Sept 10 starting at 5, going till 8 or whenever people get tired of networking and taking tours. Register with PADT, Inc.: Or with the Arizona Technology Council […]
Back “in the day” when we rode horses into work as Finite Element Analysis Engineers, we had somewhat limited compute capacity. 70,000 elements was a hard and fast limit. But we still needed accurate results with local refinement in areas of concern. The way we accomplished that was with a process called submodeling where you […]
PADT was pleased to hold our first Open House in our New Mexico office this Tuesday (8/13/2013). We had a great crowd show up to see what we are up to in Albuquerque and around the state, learn about the latest in 3D Printing, and even sneak some ANSYS technical support in. Missed it? Don’t […]
With all the opening and moving of offices we failed to notice that our crack sales team sold all of our demonstration 3D Printing and rapid manufacturing machines out from underneath us. This made it easier to move, but hard on customers who wanted to see these systems in action. So we took the opportunity […]
PADT is pleased to be one of the sponsors for Desert Vista’s 2013 Thunder Speech, Theater & Debate Team. They just kicked off their new season and were invited to a Diamond Backs game as special guests. They showed off the new sponsorship poster and PADT was pleased to be on the board. The TSTDC […]
Clinton, Bob, Patrick, and Eric on on a trip to New Mexico to do ANSYS updates in Albuquerque and Los Alamos. The groups have been great, lots of deep questions and further insight into how everyone can get greater value out of their ANSYS Mechanical, FLUENT, CFX, and Maxwell usage. The Los Alamos session is […]
In the back of PADT’s product development lab is a closet. Yesterday afternoon PADT’s tireless IT team crammed themselves into the back of that closet and powered up our new cluster, bringing 1104 connected cores online. It sounded like a jet taking off when we submitted a test FLUENT solve across all the cores. Music […]
One of the cooler features (or is it kewler?) of our new digs in Littleton is the fact that the balcony on the front of the office has flag poles. So we went out and got a US and Colorado flag, and had a PADT flag made. The sun came out and the wind picked […]
We recently had a tech support request from a customer, asking for the ability to define a spatially varying thermal contact conductance (TCC) on a contact region in ANSYS Mechanical. We came up with a solution for ANSYS 14.5 via an example which includes a couple of verification plots. The test model consists of two […]