Synchronous Technology used for Analysis and Optimization

By MarkBurhop

In my last blog post I talked about how the new CAD technologies (like Synchronous Technology) will be very useful for FEA analysis and optimization. This time I’ll follow up with a practical example using Solid Edge ST2 and the new Simulation product.

After seeing a comment on the Solid Edge Forum suggesting (strongly!) that we should use more real parts for demos and blogs, I put out a call on twitter and the Solid Edge newgroup for some real parts. The first one I got was a sample part from AdTran which came to me as Parasolid X_T part file . I’ve not tweeked or modified the part in any way but I have taken some liberty with the FEA analysis mainly because it’s less important to the point here (I’ll try to be more serious about the FEA side next time).

The video below shows how a part can be modified and idealized for analysis in an easier way than can be done with a history based system. Al Robertson was good enough to do the voice over on this video.

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