A ist eine strukturelle FEM-Lösung der nächsten Generation, die neue Berechnungsmethoden verwendet, mit denen die CAD-Geometrie unmittelbar ohne Vernetzung analysiert wird.
Easy analysis and short running time to analyze.
Opaque mathematical models. Difficult to understand how calculation parameters affect the results.
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SimSolid Upends Traditional FEA Solutions
Kommentare: This comment is NOT about SimSolid, but about the survey. It's too constricted in how questions are to be answered, when drop-down choices don't include what I want to say. Saw this earlier on page 1 and 2.
1) ZERO need to spend time to mesh a model 2) ZERO need to spend time to first simplify a model, and remove small details, features, etc. 3) Ability to import a huge number of neutral file formats, as well as NATIVE CAD file formats 4) Ability to run a simulation in seconds to minutes. That REALLY happens! 5) Small footprint of disk space used, once installed. Surprisingly compact. 6) Ability to handle increasingly more complex types of simulations, as it has evolved over time
1) It will be nice if/when the GUI that is as it was designed (before the acquisition by Altair), can be more similar or eventually the same, as the GUI used with Inspire 2) The Tutorials are very good, but there can never be enough. More examples, videos, tutorials would be welcome.
Lead Time reduction for CAE simulation
I use SIMSOLID to simulate various mechanisms.
I do linear, non-linear and modal analysis but the software has over capacities (dynamics and thermal).
The mechanisms I work on are complex with a lot of contact between the parts.
I can obtain results after few clicks and few minutes, this allows me to test a maximum of solutions in a very short time.
Possibility to import natif CAD format. Type of analyzes that can be performed: linear, non-linear (geometry, materials, contact), modal, dynamic and thermal. It is possible to automatically create weld beads , to detect contacts and to detect scews/bolts. The software is always update with new features. The support can easily be reached
You can't modify for the moment the CAD in SIMSOLID interface. The import of CAD is a little bit long
Kommentare: Simulation of cross car beam assembly from static nonlinear.
No meshing, fast solution, easy to use, good for design.
Extend to dynamic analysis. Improve the contact section.
Fast, complete simulations on Assemblies with an easy to use program!
Kommentare: Simply put: I was astonished by this program. I used it for my bachelor thesis and it really saved me months of time.
The thing I really liked about this product has been the simplicity of use. I mostly used it for displacement and stress analysis on complete assemblies. The process was ridiculously fast: I would model my assembly in Solidworks and directly from there (SimSolid does have some nice integrations) I would click an icon that would place my assembly in the SimSolid environment. From there it was possible to define different load configurations directly on the assembly (that's something I had never seen) and see the results in just a bunch of seconds (maybe 4 seconds?). When the results are out you are able to see stresses, displacements, modal analysis (these are the features I looked at)... and you can navigate between results from different load configurations in 1 click. You can then save scenes of your work, hiding parts that are not useful for certain focuses (you might want to see stresses applied to a piece that is hidden by other pieces in the assembly) and get back to analyse it later...
As I have used just a bunch of simulation programs for the moment, I didn't notice downsides of the program during the use. The simple stuff is really good and intuitive but there might be some problems with advanced feature... I really can't say that I've seen them though.
Recommended for rough estimations and visualizations
SimSolid has a very fast and straight forward setup process which helps a lot to get a first impression of a systems behavior. The results are good enough for rough estimations and visualizations especially when you are looking at something "new". A real benefit is also the fast and reliable auto contact definition algorithm. Even models with several hundred parts can be set up within 1 hour.
The results can be very inaccurate depending on the problem. And to very the error can be very difficult because to do convergence study you have to run the model from the beginning every time. So solver and solution control are definitely a weak spot and can be further improved. Also the model discretization for results visualization sometimes looks very rough and there is no control for that (created a ticket already).
Great Early Design Tool
Kommentare: Overall I have a positive experience with SimSolid. We have implemented it into the early stages of our design processes.
The ability to perform early stage analysis on different product designs in terms of speed is second to none.
Legend editing is somewhat lacking. Also ability to integrate 1D elements (springs, rigid and unstructured mass) would be great.
In Betracht gezogene Alternativen: Ansys SpaceClaim
Gründe für den Wechsel zu SimSolid: Speed associated with the mesh less aproach.
Sim Solid user friendly tool
Ease of operation. Undo redo command useful one.
I didn't find such a things which annoyed me during the use of sim solid
Nice software for quick results
It give us very quick result with satisfactory level of accuracy.
Accuracy should be improved. Its application should be broadened.
Easy and fast
Ease of use and fast iteration of designs
Opaque mathematical models. Difficult to understand how calculation parameters affect the results
Planning for more exploring
Kommentare: Explored free version for tutorials.
It's easy to use, can get the required results within short period of time. Can used to recommend design modification before going to detailed analysis
Can say after exploring on our products.
This software takes the pain out of structural analysis. This meshless analysis is quick & accurate
Kommentare: FEA analysis software at a great price. Runs quickly, accurately, all from an stl export. Navigation through the software is almost self explanatory, but tutorials are available if anything is unclear. Components or assemblies are easily constrained and loaded, and graphical results can be quickly added to your Powerpoint presentation.
Easy start up and intuitive menus. I switched from Siemens NX Nastran without any issue adopting it. Working with .stl files instead of a mesh is very easy. At first I wasn't sure of the accuracy, but I benchmarked it against hand calculations and Siemens NX Nastran and I was impressed. Solve time on both components and full assemblies is quick. The software is also very intuitive with assemblies, stitching where required or adding bolt connections. If there were any issues, the owner would email you directly with quick solutions. Looking forward to it's app in Onshape, as long as the cost is not too high.
License is a pain. It should be floating because we don't always use it on the same machine. More literature should be available about how the stl is an accurate mesh. People don't believe my results until empirical testing proves the software is accurate.
Kommentare: Experience was great.
Very easy to use. I was able to setup the model within minutes and also solve the model within a few minutes. I compared the results with Ansys. I got the same results.
None. I did not find any problems with the software.
No meshing and surprised with how quick it can compute large models
Kommentare: Easy to use. Quick to learn interface and simulation set-up. Results are computed quickly.
Biggest advantage is the setup and computing time. User interface is intuitive and very easy to use. No meshing needed which feels weird at first but after a few projects seems to make a lot more sense. The whole experience feels a lot more streamline and organic from start to finish when compared to other FEA programs. Integrates directly with CAD software like Fusion 360 and OnShape.
Some of the functionality/power of the information you receive back is a little limited compared to other powerhouse FEA programs like Ansys.
Kommentare: Super impressed with the analysis software. Not as impressed by the GUI.
The product had a very powerful and effective simulation package which, once the UI is updated, will be a very useful overall package rivaling any analysis software that exists.
The GUI is very clunky and outdated. Not very easy to use. I feel its so far below where it should be for the software that it is a deal breaker for purchasing the software.
Very useful tool.. saves a lot of time
I was able to do simple CAE simulations directly on CAD without having to go though meshing/modelling effort. Turnaroung times for simulations are amazingly fast. It's very easy to create connections as well.
None that I noticed as of now. One thing I would like to have is same interface as other Altair tools. it will be very convenient and efficient for users.
Good software but needs to aid tools for modeling
easy analysis and short running time to analyze
Modeling from raw data is not an easy job cannot switch from simsolid to other hyperworks(hypermesh) or from hyperworks(hypermesh) to simsolid.