Monthly Archives: August 2016

SIMULIA Extended Tokens: Products and Licensing

Our SIMULIA user community has been using the conventional analysis and portfolio tokens for a while now. These tokens are primarily used to access the Abaqus CAE pre-processor, Abaqus solver, and the Abaqus viewer. The analysis configuration offers Abaqus solver licenses in the form of tokens, and Abaqus CAE as well as Abaqus viewer as interactive seats. The portfolio configuration offers

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CATIA 3DMaster – Why Do Some Companies Still Create 2D Drawings?

When I first started in the Design and Engineering field, CAD was used primarily by large OEMs and some large suppliers. Most companies’ design work was done on drafting boards with vellum and pencils, or Mylar and ink. As the technology evolved, CAD became more affordable, and increasingly necessary if one wanted to do business with certain OEMs. But while

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Tangent Selection in Inventor 2017 R2

Autodesk Inventor now includes a new selection filter.  It can be accessed the same way as many of the other selection filters using the “right-click” menu in Inventor.  Let’s look at an example and the associated steps and results: Set “Faces and Edges” as your selection filter.  This is typically the default while editing individual components. Select a face, right click, and

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Launch of CATIA V6 R2015x New User Express Courses

Are you ready for the Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCE?  Well, you came to the right place to learn from the industry leading experts at Tata Technologies.  Welcome to the 3DEXPERIENCE CATIA V6 R2015x New User Express Learning Path. In this Learning Path…. Users will learn the fundamentals of using CATIA V6 R2015x. This course is designed for new users or experienced

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Learn What’s New in AutoCAD 2017

The AutoCAD 2017 Update course will take users through all of the important feature updates and make sure you know how best to use them. Users will learn about enhancements to the User Interface, Drawing Enhancements, Annotation Enhancements, Documentation, and Plotting through various video lessons. Users can then follow along with interactive exercises to help reinforce what they have learned.

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What is Teamcenter? (or, Teamcenter explained)

You have probably heard about Teamcenter. You know it is used extensively at the major OEMs. But what does it actually do? How is it made? This article will explain, from the very beginning, what Teamcenter is and how it is put together. Teamcenter is a modern Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system that connects people and processes, across functional silos, with

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Autodesk Inventor 2017 R2 is now here!

Autodesk has just released a significant R2 (not an Android) version of Inventor 2017.  Keep an eye on our blog (and register for our upcoming Inventor Update webinar) for details concerning some of the following enhancements: General Enhancements Improvements to Measure Command Precision Enhancements to Projects dialog box Model Browser Enhancement Workflow Enhancements Parts New Context Menu Options for Make Part and Make Components

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Seamless data transfer between CAD modeler and FE modeler

As an FEA analyst, you are likely losing too much of your time in CAD repair. If you are an experienced FEA analyst, you must have come across following types of situations often while meshing your models: “I create 3D geometries in CAD uniting together several surfaces so that the CAD modeler itself sees one unique surface; however, whenever I

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