Story of a successful integration – Samtech in the Simcenter portfolio part.3

By arthur_macon

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Meshing has always been an important area for our customers. The pre- and post-processing application Samcef Field provided an extensive suite of tools to help users generate practically any required mesh for their simulations. Since Samcef Field was an integrated application, the meshing capabilities were seamlessly integrated into the model data and designed to support all types of particular meshing needs. Today, you find this in Simcenter 3D.


By combining 3D geometrical models and model data like boundary conditions, kinematic joints, drivers and controllers, Samcef Field automatically produced mesh models by combining various types of elements and integrating them into one mesh model that could cover all aspects of the simulation.

Q3.pngSiemens offers developers the chance to work on a very large and international team. There is almost an infinite amount of talent, so much experience and cultural diversity. You can learn a lot.

Siemens also offers a lot of diversity in regards to work and career opportunities, which gives everyone a chance to find a place to fulfill their career interests.

Something we quickly figured out at Siemens is that our work can have a significant impact on the industry.


Contributing to designing and creating a new product for simulating the 3D printing of components is an exciting challenge. I am having a lot of fun, while I leveraging and increasing my knowledge in the meshing field. 3D printing is a new and exciting domain.


As 3D printing ramps up in the industry, there is a higher and higher interest from our customers for reliable and automated simulation capabilities to predict the 3D printing behavior, reduce print failures, and assess the resulting quality.

With our new software solution, we provide the digital tools to accurately predict part distortion and printing failures, and we contribute to the development and adoption of 3D printing in various industries.


Working in a large organization like Siemens lets me learn new things every day. The in-house expertise is very high in many domains at Siemens. This allows me to learn about everything I need to know in my field and beyond – not to mention the many external training programs. I constantly learn from the expertise of my teammates, and in particular within my fields, meshing and additive manufacturing.


When we started working as part of a much bigger company, we had to find our way through a development organization that is designed to make hundreds of developers contribute to the same software suite. That was a long process, but it taught me a lot and was an exciting and rewarding journey.


We released the first version of the additive manufacturing simulation recently, and this field evolves rapidly. We will use the next years to improve our solution and offer a best-in-class product for the different aspects of 3D printing simulation, while continuing to strengthen the integration within the rest of our product portfolio. The meshing aspects will be critical and this will be my focus.

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