Category - MSC Apex


Series on Generative Design – What is Generative Design?

Generative Design at a Glance Part geometries optimized for their requirements are of high interest in product design. Historically, while this could be achieved after several weeks of work with topology optimization, nowadays Generative Design, which is a more versatile tool, offers powerful features for optimization in a much shorter time-frame. This is driven by …


MSC Apex makes hexahedral meshes practical and cuts the entire workflow time in half

Lacking a productive tool for taking advantage of hex mesh in product development missions, engineers reviewed and benchmarked MSC Apex versus their legacy workflow and tools, and found quite a few benefits from using the new workflow. Northrop Grumman Mission Systems specializes in the development of military radar systems and sensors for aerospace. These technologies …


Introduction to MSC Apex Generative Design 2020

MSC Apex Generative Design 2020 now builds upon the MSC Apex Framework as its user interface. The intuitive and versatile functions of this modern CAE environment significantly simplify and accelerate model setup and do not require intensive training or advanced knowledge. Existing geometries can be imported and adapted with the extensive CAD manipulation functions. Based …


MSC Apex Boosts Productivity with New MSC Nastran Interoperability Features

MSC Software has introduced new interoperability enhancements between MSC Apex and MSC Nastran. The implementation of a new Faceted Body Toolset enables CAE analysts to automatically regenerate geometry from meshes without the need for manual CAD model recreation. “There is huge value in MSC Nastran engineering data for maintenance simulations or as a starting point …


Introduction – Midsurface Geometry and Meshing for FEA with MSC Apex

In Finite Element Analysis, structures can be represented with a variety of elements including 0D, 1D, 2D and 3D elements. Thin walled structures are commonly represented with 2D or planar elements. Different dimension elements can be used to represent the same geometry. An I-Beam (W Shape) can be idealized as 1D, 2D, or 3D elements. …


Post Processing MSC Nastran Results in MSC Apex

The latest release of MSC Apex allows you to post process results from MSC Nastran. In this blog post, we discuss some brief examples and towards the end we cover the steps necessary to view MSC Nastran results in MSC Apex. Note that MSC Apex supports import of the HDF5 file (.h5) that is generated …

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