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 ...

CAE in the Cloud, Is It Just Hot Air?

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Cloud computing now is one of the fastest growing sectors in IT industry. How this will affect 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 center from home or office through dial-up modems (do you what is ...

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 two-digit increase in CAE software business.How to ride this wave to get larger market share? Major CAE software ...

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 the top 100. They are: Dassault Systèmes, Autodesk, PTC, Siemens (UGS),  Mentor Graphics   and ANSYS. Dassault  and Siemens have the most complete ecosystem: CAD-CAM-CAE-PLM.  Autodesk and PTC reply more on CAD. While Mentor Graphics has limited presence beyond  in electronics industry. ...