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Solid Edge Simulation - PLM Connection 2009 Solid Edge Simulation - PLM Connection 2009 Presentation Transcript

  • Solid Edge SimulationPLM World Presentation
    July 1, 2009
    Mark Burhop
    Product Manager, Solid Edge Analysis Products
    @burhopon Twitter
    Mark Burhop on Facebook
  • Content
    Background
    Existing Need
    Target User
    FEA Functionality
    Brief description of Process
    SE Simulation Functionality Review
    Loads, Constraints, Studies, Mesh, Solving and Post Processing.
  • CAE Products to Cover All Needs
    Femap
    Femap Express
    Solid Edge Simulation
    Analyst
    GAP
    Engineer
    • Native Solid Edge “in window” application
    • Separately purchased product
    CAD User
    Single Part Validation
    Assembly Validation
    System Simulation
    (Dynamic, CFD, Heat, multi-physics)
    Problem Complexity
  • Target is the Designer Analyst
    Designer Analyst
    Someone that splits time between Design and Analysis.
    Does not do advanced analysis. It is either not needed by the customer or is covered by a dedicated analyst using FEMAP.
    Often the “super designer” at small companies being asked to do more faster.
    Desires
    Easy of use.
    Geometry only commands.
    Extended help and guidance relative to “dedicated analysis” tools such as FEMAP.
    Familiar interface.
    Understandable results.
  • Designer Products - Differences With Analysis Products
    Geometry Focused – Designers will work only with Geometry (i.e. Force on face). You will need a high end product (FEMAP, NX Advanced Simulation,) to work directly with nodes and elements.
    Single Solver – SE Simulation will use only NX Nastran. Femap supports multiple solvers.
    Designer Language Rather than Analyst Language
    Easy Geometry Modification Capability –Synchronous Technology has interesting potential for CAE model preparation.
    More Process Oriented – UI organized to step you though a process. More help and suggestions to guide the designer when problems occur.
  • Analysis Steps
    Model Preparation and Simplification– Modify “designed” geometry to meet the needs of analysis.
    Preprocessing – define the loads, constraints, material properties and connections between assembly parts.
    Mesh – define the type of mesh to be used and refine it as needed.
    Solve – The solve occurs when the FEA model composed of the mesh, loads, and constraints are passed to NX Nastran for analysis.
    Post Processing – examine the results from NX Nastran using various visualization and reporting tools.
  • Solid Edge Simulation
  • A Quick Analysis
    Demo
    (At PLM World, a demo was given here)
  • Environment
    • A new Tab and Ribbon bar in Part, Assembly, SM environments.
    • integrated into these environments
    • (turned on with License)
    • A Simulation navigator is provided for Studies
    • Can also be used as an alternative to the ribbon bar for command access.
  • Environment Simulation Tab
    Part – Analysis Tab
    Assembly – Analysis Tab
  • Study Navigator
    Provides a tree view with drag and drop functionality for working (create, edit, delete, copy, etc...) with FEA Analyses/Studies, load sets, and constraint set results
    It is important to note that an analysis study can be totally defined through the Study Navigator
    With a RMB click the user can define geometry, loads, constraints, mesh, etc….
  • Study Navigator
    A Study can be created by RMB clicking on “Simulation” in the study Navigator
    Once the Study is created the user can easilyrename, copy, delete, modify, solve, or usethe save to Femap .mod file
    material can be added or changed
  • Demo
    Study Creation
    (At PLM World, a demo was given here)
  • Mechanical Loads
    • Covers the available geometry based FEMAP mechanical Loads.
    • Temperature load (for body only – thermal expansion)
    • Handles for defining direction, orientation.
    • Quick bar options for input.
  • Constraints
    The following types of constraints are supported
    Fixed
    Pinned
    No rotation
    Sliding Along Surface
    Cylindrical
    Valid entities to select are faces, edges, and points (vertex)
  • Demo
    (At PLM World, a demo was given here)
  • Meshing
    Support for 2D Mesh and 3D tetrahedral mesh.
    UI options that change between environments (i.e. Sheet metal defaults to 2D mesh)
    The “Mesh” commands can be executed from either the command bar or from the study Navigator.
    command to set the mesh sizing for edges and faces.
  • Demo
    Mesh
    Mesh Sizing
    (At PLM World, a demo was given here)
  • Solve Command
    Command to run the analysis (execute NX Nastran)
    UI to expose some NASTRAN options (GEOMCHECK)
    Key piece of this will be handling NASTRAN errors in a user-friendly way.
    Some UI for displaying actual NX Nastran errors for more advanced users.
  • Post processing – plots and graphics
    Colorized plots, contours
    Displacement, animation, mode shapes.
    Internal and External element display
    Display of results in context of assembly, other graphics.
  • Color Bar
    Provide additional indicators for key material properties.
    Provide color display options with overflow and underflow values.
    Saving of color bar options across sessions.
    Ability to position color bar at different locations and sizes on the screen.
    Grayscale
    Rainbow
    Stoplight
  • Probe
    Allow the user to probe specific node data.
    Creates a tool which can return information about nodes by moving the mouse cursor over the results and their data.
    Provide Min-max markers for key stress
    Provide table with copy/paste
  • Reports
    Create Report
    Similar to Femap Express
    HTML Output
    Remembers Settings!
  • Demo
    Post Processing
    Color Bar
    Probe
    (At PLM World, a demo was given here)
  • Assembly connectors
    Provide the linear and glued connectors that are supported by Femap and NX Nastran.
    Provide an automated tool to connect touching faces in an assembly.
    Provide a manual UI for selecting faces on assemblies that will be connected.
    Manual Connector
  • Demo
    Connectors
    (At PLM World, a demo was given here)
  • Solid Edge Simulation Assembly
    Covers certain special needs for Assemblies not addressed by other projects.
    Assembly level features from Traditional assemblies
    Traditional Weldments
    Assembly default Material
    Traditional Weldment brought into Synchronous assembly
  • Simulation Options
    A new “Simulation” tab has been added to the “Solid Edge Options” dialog to display various Solid Edge Simulation options
    Default NX NASTRAN options
    Default Meshing options
    Default Study options
    Default Plot options
    Default Load and Constraint options
    Number of Modes to return
  • Save to FEMAP
    Command to create a Femap .mod file from a Solid Edge Simulation Study.
    Transfers loads and constraints, mesh and results.
  • New “User Assistance”- combined Help and Self-paced Training
    For the SE Simulation product, Education Media will implement several enhancements to the user learning experience:
    • Combined user help and self-paced training-asingle destination for customer learning. Single-source textual and graphic content reduces localization costs for Siemens PLM.
    • Workflow-based landing pages as anchors to keep new users focused on the order of doing something and providing a link from each step directly to a procedure.
    • Focused SE Simulation help file: When the user is executing a Simulation command only SE Simulation “User Assistance” is active; removes the clutter of other SE help.
  • Demo
    Options
    Save to Femap
    Help
    (At PLM World, a demo was given here)
  • End
    END