Written by Megan Jenkins on July 19, 2019
June 5th, 2019
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During the first three weeks of February, we hosted a webinar series called “Improving Product Design with Onshape and SimScale.” The idea was to show how cloud-based solutions for CAD (Onshape) and CAE (SimScale) can be used in a single streamlined workflow to help engineers, designers, students, and hobbyists develop great products—as well as demonstrate how this can be done more efficiently and cost-effectively than on-premises software allows.
For those who missed the webinar series, fear not—the video recordings are available at your convenience on the SimScale YouTube channel.
During the first session, the computer-aided engineering (CAE) loop was introduced—which demonstrated how CAD and simulation can be used in the early stages of product development, long before building the first physical prototype. A CAD model of a printed circuit board was then imported into SimScale using the SimScale Connector App, meshed, and frequency analysis was completed. The modal results are presented below.
To discover all the simulation features provided by SimScale, download the document below.
In the second session, modifications to the previous CAD geometry were made to make the contacts more suitable for thermal analysis.
In the third session, the two-step conjugate heat transfer procedure was carried out to determine the heat flow within the box.
The public Onshape CAD model and the public SimScale simulation project—both designed by SimScale lead sales engineer Dr. Pawel Sosnowski—are freely available to those who are interested.
Onshape is the first and only full-cloud 3D CAD system that allows every member of a design team to work together using any web browser.
Onshape was built from scratch for the way today’s engineers, designers, and manufacturers really work. It provides 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, as well as elite engineers from the cloud, data security, and mobile industries.
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