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What’s New in MSC Apex Fossa

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Watch and learn more about the latest and most powerful release of MSC Apex to date! Learn how you can dramatically increase your productivity and enhance FE analysis with the new MSC Apex Fossa release.

MSC Apex is the result of over 400 man years of software development, with 25 patent filings and 13 product awards to date (the first in the CAE industry to do so), including a prestigious “R&D 100 Award.” Today over 300 companies use MSC Apex for production work.

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Reduce the Time to Learn CAE from Months to One Day: New CAE Technology for Academia

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In the engineering profession, new engineers will face numerous complex and difficult engineering problems throughout their career. Their success is dependent on developing a diverse skillset in academia that will enable them to approach engineering problems in different ways so as to solve them. One skillset in particular, Computer Aided Engineering, is applicable to a large number of engineering problems. If a load bearing structure displaces too much, CAE can be used to determine best methods to improve stiffness. If a part is found to have fractured, CAE may be used to determine ways to mitigate stress concentrations. Unfortunately, many CAE applications available today require new users to spend large amounts of time learning and using before users are proficient enough to leverage CAE.

Attend this webinar and learn of new CAE technology that will significantly reduce months of learning and will support young engineers develop their skillset for the future. A live demonstration of new CAE technology will also be covered.

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Existing challenges in CAE that require students to use and learn for months before they are proficient

How new CAE technology can reduce the learning curve and support students develop their engineering expertise

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10X Faster Midsurfacing and FEM Creation of Aircraft Interior Thin Structures

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Many challenges are present when meshing solid geometry: hundreds of features must be removed, geometry discrepancies such as slivers or short edges are present, and meshes must be carefully defined around features. An MSC Software survey revealed 55% of users spend over 30% of their time in the geometry clean-up and meshing stage.

This webinar presents how Direct Modeling and Meshing technology can be used to fix solid geometry, remove unnecessary features, apply specific mesh criteria, and further modify already meshed geometry. Ultimately, the Direct Modeling and Meshing technology will be demonstrated to speed up the meshing process.

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Introduction to manual methods of extracting midsurface geometry and closing gaps between free edges

How to best use automatic methods for creating midsurface geometry

Locating issues with midsurface geometry that prevent good quality meshes

New specialized CAE technology for midsurface modeling and meshing

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10x Faster Meshing and Editing of Solid Geometry for Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

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Many challenges are present when meshing solid geometry: hundreds of features must be removed, geometry discrepancies such as slivers or short edges are present, and meshes must be carefully defined around features. An MSC Software survey revealed 55% of users spend over 30% of their time in the geometry clean-up and meshing stage.

This webinar presents how Direct Modeling and Meshing technology can be used to fix solid geometry, remove unnecessary features, apply specific mesh criteria, and further modify already meshed geometry. Ultimately, the Direct Modeling and Meshing technology will be demonstrated to speed up the meshing process.

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MSC Apex Eagle Highlights

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MSC Apex is the world’s first Computational Parts™ Based CAE system, and the latest MSC Apex Eagle release features a number of additions and enhancements to the existing Modeler and Structures products. Attend this webinar and learn about the newest CAE technology to emerge in MSC Apex and explore how engineers can take advantage of this technology today.

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Using MSC Apex to expedite repairing, editing and meshing geometry for Patran

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The process of constructing a finite element model in any pre/post processor is an elaborate process. One might start with geometry that is full of detail but has to be simplified to state manageable for a finite element analysis. In other instances, solid geometry must be idealized as a midsurface representation. The process may involve removing features unnecessary for analysis, modifying dimensions of geometry, extracting midsurfaces, etc. The process of meshing also requires special consideration and may include defining mesh criteria for features and optimal mesh sizes to use.

This presentation discusses new methods to expedite the process of modifying and meshing geometry within MSC Apex and how geometry and meshes may be moved from MSC Apex to Patran. MSC Apex, a specialized direct modeling and meshing solution, will be demonstrated live and applied to a real world example. Ultimately, existing users of Patran will discover how to leverage MSC Apex technology to expedite meshing workflows.

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From Days to Hours – Rapid Midsurface Meshing and Structural Analysis to Reduce Workflows

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In finite element analysis, solid geometry of thin structures is commonly idealized as 2D midsurfaces and meshes, but the process is highly elaborate and time consuming. In addition, performing a structural analysis via the Finite Element (FE) method is also a long process often requiring numerous functions, inputs and clicks in existing pre/post processors.

This webinar will briefly discuss streamlined methods to expedite the midsurface creation process. A majority of the presentation will be devoted to how MSC Apex can be used rapidly configure midsurface meshes and perform a structural analysis via the FE method. The webinar will also showcase the integration of solid and shell elements via MSC Apex “glue” technology to quickly integrate a “bulky” solid section into an existing midsurface mesh.

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10x Faster Midsurface Modeling and Meshing for Automotive Trim Components

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The process of creating midsurface geometry and finite element meshes of automotive trim components such as head liners, consoles, and door trims can require extracting dozens of planar and curved midsurfaces, adjoining specific free edges, meshing, and more. Unfortunately with existing finite element pre/post processors, the process can require multiple days to complete.

This presentation discusses optimal methods and CAE software available to reduce the time needed to create midsurface models and meshes. The topics discussed can expedite the process up to 10x. A live demonstration will be performed on an automotive interior console and will be used to highlight the time savings gained from implementing the concepts and CAE technology discussed in this presentation. The use of MSC Apex will be highlighted throughout this presentation.

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Midsurface Extraction and Meshing of Thin Structures – 10x faster with MSC Apex

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A common practice for finite element analysis of thin structures involves abstraction of 3D solid geometry into 2D midsurface representations. The midsurface representation is then meshed with 2D elements such as shell, membrane or plate finite elements. While the midsurface method for thin structures has been used for a long time, existing methods and software requires users to devote hours or days to the process. As thin structures grow increasingly complex, i.e. varying thicknesses and steps, multiple stiffening webs, features, etc., analysts are devoting increasingly more time to constructing midsurface models and less time on engineering analysis.

This webinar presents the latest methods for expediting the process of midsurface model creation and meshing. The midsurface methods mentioned in the webinar will be demonstrated live with the use of MSC Apex.

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