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Simulation Drives Design By Validating Digital Design Quickly

Simulation Drives Design By Validating Digital Design Quickly

Simulation is a HOT TOPIC! It 's true that smarter Product Design is guided by Simulation, and more and more companies are catching on. The modern age is filled with varieties of products across industry verticals. Products differ in every way possible: shape; size; density; composition; complexity; color; usage; etc. Therefore, it’s almost impossible to generalize product design as a streamlined process. However, the route in which companies create new products is very similar, and Engineers are increasingly adopting Simulation Software to use during concept development, early in the design cycle. Let’s explore these stages briefly: Step 1: Define Product Specifications – what will it do? Step 2: Define Design Intent – what items will define it? Step 3: Design Your Product – who will design it and what will it be designed with? Step 4: Test Your Product – what simulation software will be used to test your design? Step 5: Make Needed Changes – what aspects of your product design need to change for optimal functionality? Step 6: Manufacture Your Actual Product & Send to Market Is Your Company or Design Team Lacking Simulation Software & Skills? Calculations, prototypes and analysis provide guidance to Product Engineers as your product design moves through the design cycle. Some product geometries are just too complex for hand calculations. A savvy design team is essential when creating detailed designs to show how your product will come to life... Product Engineers should test the designs virtually, using simulation software, early in the product development process, to figure out if and how your product will behave in the real world, or not. Testing designs with simulation BEFORE production is a vital component when considering time and money spent on prototypes. Why build something that might not actually work as intended? Any changes to an initial design, after being manufactured, can create havoc. Simulation software training can be most useful to your team as well, so they can learn to adopt it with ease. You and your team will see the benefits immediately, as it ensures quicker, optimized products. It’s vital that design optimization occurs early in the design cycle, when changes can be made without much rework, added expense and lost time.     Summarizing Big Benefits of Product Simulation Decision making is done quicker and without worry Design teams can explore more design variants in reduced time through accurate analysis Money will not be wasted on evolving/changing prototypes Manufacturing can begin sooner than later Time to market is greatly reduced Enhanced and fully optimized products will enable a higher chance for success Simulation Solutions for Optimizing Product Design If you are a PTC Creo user, there is GREAT NEWS…. You have options!  ANSYS AIM delivers an Engineer’s Dream Come True…. AIM is the first integrated and comprehensive multiphysics simulation environment designed for Engineers! PTC Creo users CAN use AIM – See How. PTC Creo Simulate is a structural, thermal and vibration analysis solution with a comprehensive set of finite elements analysis (FEA) capabilities. For a limited-time you can take 35% Off PTC Creo Simulate! ANSYS AIM enables you to predict with confidence that your products will thrive in the real world. Industry leaders use ANSYS to create complete virtual prototypes of complex products and systems – comprised of mechanical, electronics and embedded software components – which incorporate all the physical phenomena that exist in real-world environments. PTC Creo Simulation and Analysis Solutions allow you to analyze and validate the performance of your 3D virtual prototypes before you make the first part. We' ve designed PTC Creo Simulate so any engineer can do basic simulation. Start by modeling your design in PTC Creo Parametric, click a single tab on the user interface, and then apply loads, materials, and boundary conditions to design geometry in Simulate. AIM extends the value of simulation Continue reading

Ansys Helps Drive Innovation In The SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

Ansys Helps Drive Innovation In The SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

Trains were once the crown jewel of American ingenuity that connected people and goods from coast to coast. Over the past century, our neglected railways have atrophied and become specters of what they once were. In 2013, Elon Musk announced his plans to revive our transportation infrastructure by igniting the imaginations of our nation 's brightest young innovators. Musk' Continue reading

Webinar Replay: WHAT’s NEW with PTC Windchill 11

Webinar Replay: WHAT’s NEW with PTC Windchill 11

In this webinar replay, YOU WILL LEARN: WHAT 's NEW with PTC Windchill 11 - the first PLM platform to deliver groundbreaking new technological advancements in smart, connected product development data and processes Some of the top enhancements in Windchill 11 New UI New search functionality New BOM transformation capabilities New role based appsSteve Schroeder, TriStar' s Business Development Manager, has over 22 years of experience in the CAD and PLM software industry.  He worked for PTC for over 20 years as an Application Engineer where he helped thousands of customers transform their product development processes by first helping companies to implement 3D modeling tools Continue reading

Mathcad Tips-n-Tricks From The Pros: Units, Conversions & Compatibility

Mathcad Tips-n-Tricks From The Pros: Units, Conversions & Compatibility

For users of PTC Creo, we often find that Mathcad is also used, to support product design by helping you to understand common units, conversions, and compatibility. When you’re new to software like PTC Mathcad, you might feel the same way. You don’t know which toolbars and widgets are useful to the project at hand. That’s okay; Continue reading

Webinar Replay: Introduction to ANSYS AIM Integrated, Comprehensive Multiphysics Environment For All Engineers

Webinar Replay: Introduction to ANSYS AIM Integrated, Comprehensive Multiphysics Environment For All Engineers

In this webinar replay, TriStar will show you HOW TO: Analyze your product designs using ANSYS AIM’s integrated and comprehensive Multiphysics environment designed for all engineers Evaluate product design performance using AIM’s simulation process paradigm that guides engineers through Multiphysics workflows for: Structural Thermal Computational fluid dynamics Electromagnetics Read More About Ansys AIM HERE! Original, Live Presentation Continue reading

Introducing ANSYS AIM – The First Integrated Multiphysics Simulation Environment

Introducing ANSYS AIM – The First Integrated Multiphysics Simulation Environment

As a new partner of ANSYS, TriStar is excited to introduce ANSYS, and their new, innovative  engineering environment known as AIM. If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used Continue reading