Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop

Simcenter™ 3D Engineering Desktop software is a unified, open and extensible computer-aided engineering (CAE) environment for advanced analysts. Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop is the hub of the Simcenter 3D platform, and it speeds the simulation process by helping you to efficiently build the model you need from 3D geometry faster than traditional CAE preprocessors.


Enabling fast, intuitive geometry editing


Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop is built on an indus-try-leading geometry foundation. By using Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop, you can rapidly clean up and prepare geometry from any computer-aided design (CAD) source using direct modeling. Geometry edits and the complete analysis model remain associated to the base design, which means you can easily update your analysis model each time the design changes. As a result, using Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop accel-erates your design-analysis iterations and improves your overall productivity.



Delivering comprehensive meshing


 Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop includes extensive modeling functions for automatic and manual mesh generation of 0D, 1D, 2D and 3D elements, and numer-ous techniques for applying loads and boundary condi-tions. The Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop inte-grated environment is unique because it associates the analysis model to its geometry so when the design geometry changes, it rapidly updates the existing anal-ysis geometry, mesh, loads and boundary conditions. This approach greatly reduces downstream modeling time, which results in huge time savings across a proj-ect’s many design-analysis iterations.


Capturing knowledge and automating processes 


Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop allows engineering organizations to capture the expertise of senior ana-lysts and make it available for others in the organiza-tion to use in the form of wizards and templates. CAE processes can be captured and automated using NX™ Open software, an open framework for automation and programming. Analysts can capture the steps of a CAE process and then develop scripts and easy-to- use dialog boxes so others can re-use the same process. Since Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop is built on top of the same platform as NX CAD, designers who use NX can continue to work in a familiar environment when they perform CAE.


Seamlessly connect with simulation data management


Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop seamlessly inte-grates with the entire Teamcenter® software data management portfolio, including the simulation pro-cess management module. Simulation data manage-ment capabilities work out -of-the-box (OOTB), and companies can implement a complete environment for managing CAE data, processes and workflow as part of a wider product development environment. This reduces waste by promoting re -use of existing designs and engineering knowledge. It also synchronizes data and makes it readily accessible using data mining, visualization and reporting.


Industry applications


CAE is used across almost all industries today. However, the CAE process is still quite inefficient as engineers can spend upwards of 80 percent of their time on analysis modeling. Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop can help drastically reduce the time you spend on modeling these industry applications.


Aerospace and defense


Engineers that work on airframes and aircraft engines have vastly different needs for simulation modeling. Simcenter 3D can be used to efficiently handle the large assemblies that airframers need to manage, and it can also easily facilitate building the axisymmetric models that are required for aero engines.


Automotive and transportation

Body-in -white (BIW) modeling is a time-consuming process that requires a connection between hundreds of FE components. Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop can help automate and reduce the time spent on BIW modeling.



Consumer products


The consumer goods market moves fast, which means your engineers need to move even faster. Simcenter 3D helps you keep pace with rapid design changes so you can quickly simulate the latest iteration of your design.


Industrial machinery


From structural components and rotating equipment to large complex machines, Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop can help you quickly create the right analysis model.


Marine


Ship models can be quite large, and Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop has FE assembly management tools that can help you create easy-to-manage structural models.


Simcenter 3D Environment for Abaqus


The Simcenter 3D Environment for Abaqus enables you to build finite element models, define solution param-eters and view the solution results for the Abaqus solver. The environment immerses you in familiar Abaqus language for element definitions, loads and boundary conditions, solution parameters and other common Abaqus nomenclature. In addition to defining model capabilities, the Abaqus environment enables bi- directional import/export capabilities that enable you to import its current or legacy data files and results, as well as export run-ready Abaqus input data files.



Module benefits


•  Simplifies the Abaqus modeling process by enabling you to create analysis models based on geometry or legacy input data files

•  Reduces or eliminates intermediate manual processing of data files by generating run-ready decks directly from Simcenter 3D.


Key features


•  Structural: statics, buckling and modal

•  Steady-state heat transfer

•  Visco analyses

•  Transient modal dynamic analyses

•  Response spectrum analysis

•  Complex eigenvalue extraction analysis

•  Implicit dynamic stress and displacement analyses

•  Dynamic explicit analysis and axisymmetric dynamic explicit analysis

•  Direct cyclic analyses


Simcenter 3D Environment for ANSYS


The Simcenter 3D Environment for ANSYS enables you to build finite element models, define solution param-eters and view the solution results for the ANSYS solver. The environment immerses you in familiar ANSYS language for element definitions, loads and boundary conditions, solution parameters and other common nomenclature. In addition to defining model capabilities, the ANSYS environment provides bi- direc-tional import/export capabilities that enable you to import its current or legacy data files and results, as well as export run-ready ANSYS input data files.



Module benefits


•  Simplifies the ANSYS modeling process by enabling you to create analysis models based on geometry or legacy input data files

•  Reduces or eliminates intermediate manual processing of data files by generating run-ready decks directly from Simcenter 3D


Key features


•  Immerses you in the ANSYS environment by using familiar terminology and extensive support of specific elements and entities of ANSYS

•  Supported solutions include:

- Structural linear static, modal, buckling and nonlinear static

- Cyclic symmetry analysis for linear static, modal, nonlinear static, or harmonic – mode superposition

- Axisymmetric structural linear and nonlinear statics 

- Modal flexible body (for use in Simcenter 3D Motion analysis)

- Nonlinear buckling

- Transient dynamic

- Harmonic

- Thermal and axisymmetric thermal 

- Thermal transient

- Thermal-structural multiphysics


Simcenter 3D Environment for LS-Dyna


The Simcenter 3D Environment for LS-Dyna enables you to build finite element models and define solution parameters for the LS-Dyna solver. The environment immerses you in familiar LS-Dyna language for element definitions, loads and boundary conditions, solution parameters and other common LS-Dyna nomenclature. In addition to defining model capabilities, the LS-Dyna environment enables bi- directional import/export capa-bilities that allow you to import current or legacy data files and results, as well as export run-ready LS-Dyna input data files.


Module benefits


  • Simplifies the LS-Dyna modeling process by enabling you to create analysis models based on geometry or legacy LS-Dyna input data files


Key features


  • Immerses you in the LS-Dyna environment by using familiar terminology and supporting specific product elements and entities
  • Supports general structural impact solution



Simcenter 3D Environment for MSC Nastran

The Simcenter 3D Environment for MSC Nastran soft-ware enables you to build finite element models, define solution parameters and view the solution results for the MSC Nastran solver. The environment immerses you in familiar MSC Nastran language for element definitions, loads and boundary conditions, solution parameters and other common MSC Nastran nomenclature. In addition to model definition capabili-ties, the MSC Nastran environment provides bi-direc-tional import/export capabilities that enable you to import current or legacy MSC Nastran bulk data files and results as well as export run-ready data files.


Module benefits


  • Simplifies the MSC Nastran modeling process by enabling you to create analysis models based on geometry or legacy Abaqus input data files
  • Reduces or eliminates intermediate manual processing of data files by generating run-ready decks directly from

Simcenter 3D


Key features


  • Immerses you in the MSC Nastran environment by using familiar MSC Nastran terminology and extensive support of product-specific elements and entities
  • There are a variety of supported solutions: -- SOL 101 – Linear statics

- SOL 103 – Normal modes 

- SOL 105 – Buckling

- SOL 106 – Nonlinear or linear statics 

- SOL 107 – Direct complex eigenvalues 

- SOL 108 – Direct frequency response 

- SOL 109 – Direct transient response 

- SOL 110 –Modal complex eigenvalues 

- SOL 111 – Modal frequency response 

- SOL 112 –Modal transient response

- SOL 129 – Nonlinear or linear transient response 

- SOL 153 – Static structural and/or steady-state heat transfer analysis with options: linear or nonlinear analysis

- SOL 159 – Transient structural and/or transient heat transfer analysis with options: linear or nonlinear analysis

- SOL 200 – Design optimization with the option for only sensitivity analysis


Support

Simofis Engineering and Siemens provide supports for training and consultancy.