Top 5 misunderstandings on (good) mesh

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Although there are quite a few mesh-free (mesh-less) FEA and CFD codes, meshing is still one of the most important tasks for most CAE users. The importance of generating high-quality mesh can never be overemphasized. But how to define a high-quality, or more preciously good, mesh? Reading the output of mesh quality report in your meshing ...

CAE in the Cloud, Is It Just Hot Air?

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Cloud computing now is one of the fastest growing sectors in the IT industry. How will this affect the CAE industry? Actually, cloud computing is not new for CAE industry, especially for CFD users. 15 or 20 years ago, when you accessed supercomputers in the computing centre from home or office through dial-up modems (do you ...

Bet on ecosystem or on disciplines?

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The demand for simulation is growing in almost all industries and in all regions. This generates sufficient momentum for the organic growth in CAE industry. Even during the last global recession (2008-2009), most CAE companies reported about a two-digit increase in CAE software business. How to ride this wave to get a larger market share? Major ...

The Big 6 in CAD/CAE/PLM software industry (2011)

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According to the Global Software Top 100 (2011 edition), 6 CAD/CAE/PLM software companies are among the top 100. They are Dassault Systèmes, Autodesk, PTC, Siemens (UGS),  Mentor Graphics and ANSYS. Dassault and Siemens have the complete ecosystem: CAD-CAM-CAE-PLM.  Autodesk and PTC reply more on CAD. Mentor Graphics has a limited presence beyond in the electronics industry. ANSYS is an interesting ...