From post-processing and visualization to simulation result exploration

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We all know post-processing, because it is part of CAE.All text books teach you how important the post-processing is. For most Generation Y engineers, post-processing (and maybe even the whole CAE) almost equals to visualization as discussed in this post.Yes, post-processing is important: it gives you the chance to justify your one-month (or one-day, or one-week, or ...

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 ...

Ease of use, why is it important for CAE software?

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If you happened to touch a real punch card in your university time, you probably will be surprised to find out most CAE software companies are touting "easy of use" for their software.CAE software is still not a mass product for the time being. The required knowledge and input from the user makes it almost ...

Partnership in CAE Industry

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Like in any other industries, partnership is not new among CAE players, big or small. Technical partnership usually creates a win-win situation; at least,  this is the major intention of forming the partnership.The two parties involved usually are not balanced: a big shark in the CAE or PLM market, and an almost unheard (for the ...

CAEWatch, WTF?

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CAE Watch is the information hub for CAE professionals. From respected industry experts of finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), product lifecycle  management (PLM), we will bring you the in-depth analysis on the computer aided engineering (CAE) industry.We are frustrated with the numerous CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM/PDM magazines, which have articles similar to marketing materials: ...