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What’s New in Autodesk Moldflow 2017

by herzinj On 04/27/16 01:53:03 PM

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Autodesk Moldflow 2017 has been making improvements across the board. From improved meshing and stability, to making the software easier to use, there's a little something for everybody. Take a look at some of the huge changes you'll see in the latest release. 





Moldflow
What's New





8-bit Simulation - Hot Tracks, Cool Trucks

by herzinj On 04/25/16 05:18:52 PM
What’s New in Autodesk Nastran In-CAD 2017

by herzinj On 04/19/16 08:20:07 PM

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Just 6 months after the last release, with nearly 30 improvements added in the 2017 release of Autodesk Nastran In-CAD, we're take a look at some of the biggest!





Nastran In-CAD
What's New





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Welcome to the first episode of 8-bit Simulation! In this episode, we will take a look at one of the more challenging process in FEA, setting up surface to surface contact that runs in a timely fashion.  Using Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, and a little help from Donkey Kong, we'll step through how you can define contact for any model you're working on.





8-bit Simulation
Simulation Mechanical





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Discover the engineering inside the game with a weekly 8-bit Simulation video and blog post.  Need more information? Read on.





8-bit Simulation





Keeping it simple with SimStudio Tools

by herzinj On 04/13/16 03:02:01 PM

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It will take you only 5 minutes to learn 4 ways that Autodesk SimStudio Tools can be used to simplify your geometry for simulation. Read this and welds, interfering geometry, raised lettering, small parts and too much detail in your models will no longer be a concern!





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The Lighter Side of Explosions

by herzinj On 04/06/16 01:39:50 PM

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“Let's blow some stuff up.”  -  Adam Savage





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Why Major Industries Use Simulation Technology

by herzinj On 03/30/16 04:51:17 PM

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Industries aren’t just using simulation to help their bottom line. It’s also about meeting growing demand by making products that go faster, fly higher and improve our way of life. Check out a few examples from different industries.










It is common knowledge that finite element simulations are dependent on the size of the elements. For example, meshes with smaller elements are better able to resolve stress concentrations compared to meshes with relatively large elements. Mesh sensitivity is FEA 101. Less commonly discussed, however, is the effect of element arrangement on the solution. Here, the benefits and drawbacks of 3 element arrangements are discussed in the context of progressive failure analysis of structures made from composite materials.

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Helius PFA
Tips & Tricks
Tips and Tricks





Looking Up to the Future of Making Things

by herzinj On 03/16/16 12:06:37 PM

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“What you need to start doing is to think of computing as though it were infinite.” - Carl Bass, Autodesk CEO

 





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Collaboration in the New IoT Landscape

by herzinj On 02/10/16 02:12:51 PM

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Creation never happens in a silo. Even when a painter escapes to that retreat far from society, hoping to avoid influence from the “unnatural” world, there’s no getting away from techniques learned from other painters or ideas passed down through generations. Creation is always a collaborative effort, and with the arrival of the Internet of Things (IoT), creative collaboration is taking on a new meaning.





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Future of Making Things
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Autodesk SimStudio Tools has been shipping as a companion application to Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, CFD and Moldflow for almost a year now. Our customers have been delighted by the benefits SimStudio Tools brings to their Simulation workflows. Let’s look at how SimStudio Tools can be your best friend too.





FoMT
Future of Making Things
SimStudio Tools





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If you weren’t able to join us in Las Vegas last week for Autodesk University, don’t worry.  Here’s your chance to catch up on all of the excitement, as well as get access to the Simulation resources and classes made available throughout the week.










 

Just because you are a modern day startup doesn’t mean that you don’t have to break out of the old fashioned ways of physical prototype testing.  Powerhub Systems has done just that by using Autodesk CFD to become a leaner and greener company than ever before.

 

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Future of Making Things





Radiator Labs – Retrofitting and Sustainability

by herzinj On 07/01/15 03:30:08 PM

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Each year, billions of dollars are wasted through overheating caused by inefficient radiator heaters in old apartments and homes. Through innovative engineering and design, Radiator Labs has developed a solution that can save 30-40% in heating costs and create a more comfortable living environment for residents.





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Composite materials are used for the high stiffness and strength properties they provide at a low weight compared to metals. But composite materials are challenging to use in structural design because of their orthotropic behavior – different stiffness and strength depending on the direction of the material. This makes testing for these material properties a lengthy and expensive process when compared to isotropic materials. Add to this that composite materials are relatively new and substantially more expensive then metals, and you get a limited publically available database for composite material properties.

 

The question is.... where can I locate properties? Or, can I compute the properties for a material?

 

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Future of Making Things
Helius Composite





Simulation Flex Upgrades for 2016

by kenikd On 04/16/15 07:41:52 PM

Autodesk Simulation Flex users are receiving some great hardware updates in the new 2016 releases. Check out Ian Pendlebury's post here.

 

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Autodesk Moldflow
Autodesk Simulation Mechanical





Autodesk Simulation 2016 Products Released

by dan.miles On 04/13/15 03:46:54 PM

Autodesk's 2016 Simulation software portfolio delivers a faster, more accurate and flexible approach to predicting, optimizing and validating designs earlier in the design process.  The 2016 family of products include new versions of Autodesk Moldflow, Autodesk Moldflow Design, Autodesk CFD, Autodesk Nastran In-CAD, Autodesk Nastran, Autodesk Simulation Mechanical, and Autodesk Helius PFA, Autodesk Helius Composite, and Autodesk Robot Structure Analysis Professional.  Autodesk SimStudio Tools is available for the first time.

 

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Autodesk Moldflow
Autodesk Nastran
Helius Composite





Project Harmony for Simulation Moldflow is our free technology preview of a fully automatic Simulation Moldflow 3D mesher that can mesh a possibly invalid CAD model, i.e., has overlapping surfaces or small gaps between surfaces, and can automatically size the mesh elements based on local thickness and curvature.

 

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Autodesk Advanced Materials Introduction

by dan.miles On 09/10/14 10:35:56 PM

The future of advanced materials is bright at Autodesk, especially in the simulation space.  The bad thing about advanced materials is that they are not cheap. Success is generated through an understanding of manufacturability and performance.  Simulation is critical for advanced materials to take hold of an industry. Design, manufacturing, and performance are all connected. Each step affects not only the next downstream, but they must be considered early and often to eliminate costly redesigns. 

 

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Helius Composite
Helius PFA