Contacts: Second-Order Elements (Part 3 of 3)

In the previous blogs we covered various issues that can be encountered when dealing with contacts in Abaqus. However, all of the analyses shown in the examples utilized the first order element type. In this blog we will cover some interesting characteristics…

Performance on Remote Locations

Even though the backend performance of an ENOVIA system is of great importance, one area that is usually given too little attention is the client side performance. Sitting on a location far away from the application server might be an unworkable…

Contacts: Surface to Surface Contact Considerations (Part 2 of 3)

In the last contact related blog we highlighted how the mesh density of the master and slave surfaces affect node to surface contacts in Abaqus. In this blog we will look at the more sophisticated contact discretization method offered by Abaqus; the surface…

Contacts: Node to Surface Contact Considerations (Part 1 of 3)

Here at Technia, the vast majority of our analysis work, both support and consultancy, involves the use of contacts in the form of interactions. Their set-up and consequent behavior can have a significant effect on the results of an analysis,…

Resurrecting an Isolated Surface in CATIA using Formula Editor

It’s not as simple as it sounds, but hopefully this article will help users understand how this can be done. In order to turn an isolated surface back into perhaps a ruled surface, you need to utilize the Formula Editor function.

Functional Tolerancing & Annotation: A Workbench for CATIA

Model-Based Engineering defines an approach to engineering that uses models, and that function as the technical baseline for a project and support the product throughout its full life cycle.

Blended Learning Around the World – Company Training for Today and Tomorrow

The online courses are adapted to suit the individual wishes of the participants. In most cases, a course consists of a message board, instruction, the learning modules themselves and a test. 

CATIA V5/ V6: Saving a File in an Applications Non Native Format

Many different applications typically own their own file format. In the majority of cases, application developers allow users to also save their files in different formats, typically in ISO Standard formats.