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Understanding Degrees of Freedom

by angela.schrader On 09/02/15 04:11:42 PM

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The concept of what forces are transmitted and consequently what loads and restraints can be applied is known as degree of freedom (DOF). For finite element analysis (FEA) users, the DOF is important to understand in determining how loads can be applied, how boundary conditions restrain the model and how different element types need to be connected together. The following gives a brief rundown on Degrees of Freedom associated for common structural element types. 

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Registration is Open for Autodesk University

by angela.schrader On 08/27/15 04:06:05 PM

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Registration opened yesterday for this year's edition of Autodesk University in the US. 

 

AU is the premier learning destination for Autodesk customers worldwide. It provides an intense opportunity to attend classes, forums and keynotes with product experts and thought leaders as well as meet with simulation peers and members of our Autodesk team. 

 

Whether you are looking to brush up your skills or learn the newest technologies, you will want to check out what is being offered for Simulation at AU this year. Read on to learn more about our Moldflow Power Track and the newly added FEA with Autodesk Nastran track. See what else we have for those interested in CFD and simulation with Nastran In-CAD

 

 

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Composites: A Lighter and Brighter Future

by herzinj On 08/26/15 05:56:58 PM

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Technological advances have not always played well with the environment, but there is good news. Composites give us the ability to make the world a cleaner and safer place while allowing us to make what is currently science fiction a reality.

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help.jpgLearning Paths are very handy visual maps that guide you through Autodesk Simulation's online Help resources. 

Whether you are new to the product or are an experienced user, the Learning Paths will help you to navigate your way around the help.

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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

The creation and testing of physical prototypes are both costly and time intensive.  Autodesk Simulation allows you to virtually investigate where problems with your design could exist; avoiding costly redesigns and help you get to market more quickly.

 

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Autodesk 2016 Composite Products are Live!

by kenikd On 04/23/15 03:20:21 PM

The 2016 versions of Autodesk Helius Composite (the product formerly known as Autodesk Simulation Composite Design), and Autodesk Helius PFA (the product formerly known as Autodesk SImulation Composite Analysis) are now live and ready for download! Click to view what's new in the products and view the new product center pages!

 

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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 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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