Structural Engineer

Linear Structural Analysis Solution on the Cloud

A comprehensive linear structural analysis solution to assess the performance of products during the product development process. Built on the cloud-based Dassault Systèmes 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

Analysis with Abaqus

Structural Engineer equips the Design Engineer with all the tools needed to efficiently conduct structural linear
static, frequency, buckling, steady-state thermal simulation and modal dynamic response of product designs
within 3DEXPERIENCE.

State of the art interaction between CAD, PLM, and CAE

Structural Engineer provides unique capabilities to collaborate, simulate, and impact product development processes throughout the extended enterprise using state-of-the-art Abaqus simulation technology, ensuring accuracy of the virtual testing.

With Structural Engineer, users build simulation models directly on the design geometry. Tight associativity with CATIA* and SolidWorks* means that simulation and CAD always remain synchronized even after design changes. It provides access to advanced simulation technology within a consistent and intuitive interface.

Capabilities

Simulation is managed as a core value of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform through the capture, management, and re-use of simulation IP allowing it to become a true corporate asset.

Linear analysis

Structural Engineer delivers proven world class Abaqus technology in a seamless and powerful user interface on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform so that design engineers can get the benefits of virtual testing for informed technical decisions-makings. It offers:

  • Linear simulation setup for structural and steady-state thermal analysis provides interactive access to common functionality in Abaqus
  • Linear Static, Frequency, Buckling, Steady-state Thermal and Modal Dynamic analysis types
  • Realistic behavior Simulation under all common loading and boundary condition structural loading conditions.
  • Contact (surface pairs, detection) definition where parts within an assembly can be defined to be initially in contact.
  • High quality meshing directly on the design geometry, including rule-based meshing.
  • Automatic mesh generation with tetrahedral elements is provided, including specification of element type.
  • Efficient post-processing for the largest of simulation models using distributed HPC resources.
  • Leverages proven Abaqus technology with accurate structural and thermal simulations in an intuitive workflow.
  • High performance on multi-core workstations with a modern simulation solution on multi-core distribute HPC clusters.
  • Always-available embedded compute licensing (up to 4 cores) allows the user to run simulation on the local machine at anytime.
  • Easily scalable to add non-linearity with other roles (DRD, SSU etc.)

The 3D Space of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform offers for all users simplified and powerful management of data and content. The embedded 3D Search enables engineers to easily find data such as geometry, material and simulation models improving productivity.

SIMULIAworks Product Matrix

Role Capability Structural
Designer
Structural
Engineer
Structural
Performance
Engineer
Structural
Mechanics
Engineer
Integration
Workflow
SOLIDWORKS® Connector
Save SOLIDWORKS data on the cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE® platform directly from SOLIDWORKS
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Full Design Associativity
Enable efficient what-if scenarios that update your simulation model for any change made with a CAD application connected to the platform
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User
Interface
User Assistant
Follow an interactive wizard to set up, run and review results of simulation
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Physics Methods Reuse
Customize the User Assistant to streamline the setup and solving of complex simulations
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Platform Data Access and Management
Access the latest product design information from a single, centralized, secure location on the cloud
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Engineering Collaboration
Collaborate in real time, exchange ideas and manage tasks across disciplines on the cloud
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Lightweight Results Review
Review and share simulation results in real time on the cloud
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Solver Abaqus Implicit Solver
Solve static problems such as gasket compression and pre-loaded bolts
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Abaqus Implicit Dynamic Solver
Solve quasi-static problems such as snap fits
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Abaqus Explicit Solver
Solve nonlinear dynamic problems such as drop test and impact
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Scenario Linear Static Analysis
Run linear static, thermal (steady-state), frequency, and linear buckling studies
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Linear Dynamic Analysis
Run modal transient, and model harmonic studies
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Nonlinear Static Analysis
Run nonlinear static, thermal (transient) and visco/creep studies
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Nonlinear Dynamic Analysis
Run nonlinear dynamic, nonlinear buckling, random vibrations, complex frequency, and sub-modeling studies
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Sequential Multi-Step Simulations
Set-up automatic sequential loading in one simulation
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Abaqus General Contact
Automatically set up component contact
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Model Connections
Set up modeling of multiple components in an assembly
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Adaptive Solid Meshing
Automatically refine meshes for higher accuracy where needed
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Comprehensive Meshing Capabilities
Create high-quality meshes for solids, shells, and beams
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Rule-Based Meshing
Set meshing size and specifications (holes, fillets) for automatic high-quality mesh creation
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Geometry Preparation & Simplification
Automatically remove undesired geometry (holes, fillets, logos), extract mid-surface, and partition geometry for hex meshing
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Materials Nonlinear Materials
Explore a wide range of materials with the following properties: hyper-elasticity, plastic or permanent deformation, creep deformation, viscoelasticity
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Material Calibration
Use test data to calibrate model behavior
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Results Basic Post-Processing Tools
Generate report, contour/vector/iso-surface plots
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Advanced Post-Processing Tools
Create XY plots (field, history), path plots, view cuts
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Material Rendering
Create stunning visuals coupling material rendering with simulation results
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High-Performance Visualization
Accelerate the visualization of results even on large models
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Computation Local Computing
Run simulations on user’s local computer
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Cloud Computing
Run simulations remotely on the cloud
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Structural Engineer Benefits

Assess structural integrity of products with powerful FEA simulation

SIMULIA data management

Interaction between CAD & PLM

With Structural Engineer, users build simulation models directly on the design geometry.

Tight associativity with CATIA and SOLIDWORKS means that simulation and CAD always remain synchronized even after design changes. It provides access to advanced simulation technology within a consistent and intuitive interface.

SIMULIA visualization Results

Large-scale Visualization

Visualization tools support efficient post-processing of large-scale simulation data including an option to use remote machines for rendering and visualization computation.

SIMULIAworks Structural Engineer enables interrogation of realistic simulation results with speed, clarity, and control on the desktop for enhanced decision making.

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High Performance Computing

Extensive tools and controls for results display can be used for advanced and collaborative post-processing while utilizing High Performance Computing (HPC) resources to perform results visualization. Simulation Review application offers Web based visualization of the geometry and simulation results for a unique collaborative experience around Simulation assets.

3DEXPERIENCE

The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a Safe, Social, Connected, Informed and Structured environment for team leaders, project managers and other professionals who want to manage data on the cloud and collaborate without constraints.

Safe: Customer controlled access. Transparent cloud backup. Encrypted communication protocols. Data always safe—no overwrite, no loss of data.

Social: Integrated structured and unstructured collaboration tools enabling social innovation. Collaborate on product design or engage with your stakeholders early in product development.

Connected: Every user always connected to a single, common database. Access data anywhere, anytime, on any device. Review and markup models.

Informed: Choose from the widget library, Create and share Dashboards. Get the latest information about your product development. Always have access to your latest data.

Structured: Zero overhead data management - store and manage data across collaborative spaces, share information in communities. Find indexed data faster by using tags, custom search, etc.

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Technical Support

With SOLIDWORKS Subscription Service, you have access to extensive help from our SOLIDWORKS experts. Which will enhance your software investment and guide you through development challenges.

Benefits
  • Live Technical Support from our certified support team.
  • Remote Support to solve your technical issue right on your machine.
  • Regular Communication of software updates and technical tips and tricks.
SOLIDWORKS User

Upgrades & Resources

Enjoy the latest version of your software and direct access to a comprehensive library of drawings, parts, assemblies, and features contributed by users around the globe.

Advantages
  • Automatic Upgrades to the most Up-to-date Version of your SOLIDWORKS software.
  • FREE access to the SOLIDWORKS Customer Portal for Macros, Documentation, and the ability to submit Enhancement Requests.
  • Full access to the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base for Articles, Tech Tips, and Best Practices.
MySolidWorks

Online Training & Certification

A MySolidWorks online account is included with your subscription service where you can get answers, stay current, and sharpen your design skills with online training:

Features
  • MySolidWorks Standard Account includes 600+ online tutorial videos.
  • FREE access to SOLIDWORKS testing and certification to help you become a Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) or Professional (CSWP).

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