Improving Product Design with Onshape and SimScale Webinar – Review

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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.

Improving Product Design with Onshape and SimScale

For those who missed the webinar series, fear not—the video recordings are available at your convenience on the SimScale YouTube channel.

Improving Product Design: Session 1

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 a frequency analysis was completed. 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 with thermal analysis software

Improving Product Design: Session 3

In the third session, the two-step conjugate heat transfer procedure was carried out 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 Dr. Pawel Sosnowski—are freely available to those who are interested.

About Onshape

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, phone or tablet.

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.


To discover all the simulation features provided by SimScale, download the document below.


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