Review of the Improving Product Design Webinar

Improving Product Design with Onshape and SimScale

During the first three weeks of February, we hosted a webinar series called “Improving Product Design with Onshape and SimScale.” The emphasis was to show how cloud-based solutions for CAD (Onshape) and CAE/Simulation (SimScale) can be used in a single streamlined workflow to help engineers, designers, students, and hobbyists develop great products, efficiently and at a much lower cost than on-premise software.

For those who missed the webinar series, fear not, the video recordings are available for you to view at your convenience on our YouTube channel.

Improving Product Design: Session 1 

During the first session, the computer-aided engineering (CAE) loop was introduced – demonstrating how CAD and simulation can be used during the early stages of product development before making the first physical prototype. A CAD model of a printed circuit board (PCB) was then imported into SimScale using the SimScale Connector App, meshed, and a frequency analysis was done. The modal results are presented below.

Improving Product Design Session 1

Improving Product Design: Session 2

In the second session, modifications to the previous CAD geometry were made to make the contacts more suitable for thermal analysis.

Improving Product Design Session 2

Improving Product Design: Session 3

In the third session, the 2-step conjugate heat transfer procedure was done to determine the heat flow within the box.

Improving Product Design Session 3

The public Onshape CAD model and the public SimScale simulation project, both designed by SimScale Lead Sales Engineer Pawel Sosnoski, are freely available to those who are interested.

About Onshape:

Onshape is the first and only full-cloud 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team work together using any web browser, phone, or tablet.

Onshape was built from scratch for the way today’s engineers, designers and manufacturers really work, giving them secure and simultaneous access to a single master version of their CAD data without the hassles of software licenses or copying files.

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Onshape is a new venture-backed company that includes key members of the original SolidWorks team plus elite engineers from the cloud, data security, and mobile industries.

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