All About MSC
- The big news in the CAE business this week is MSC Software’s acquisition by Hexagon AB for US$834 million. MSC is one of the most storied names in the CAE business making its future very significant for the industry.
- From MSC Software themselves.
- Monica Schnitger thinks “it’s a perfect match.” She also reports from MSC that “No change to MSC’s current product roadmap are planned.”
- From DEVELOP3D: MSC helps Hexagon achieve their “smart connected factory vision in discrete manufacturing industries such as automotive and aerospace”
Software & Meshes
- ANSYS 18 was launched and includes ANSYS CFD Enterprise which itself includes all CFD solvers, several specialized solvers, geometry, meshing, and optimization. (See image below.)
- Some thoughts from SIMULIA on democratization of simulation.
- ANSYS also weighs in on democratization in ENGINEERING.com including 5 tips for choosing the right CFD software. #3 Are numerous training materials available live and online?
- SimScale shares news about recent updates including a mesh quality report.
- The EnSight blog features an article on mesh quality [one of my favorite topics].
- If you want to learn more about Femap, here’s a collection of Femap basic videos.
- Very cool [but very brief] article from 3D Systems about 3D scanning the Apollo F-1 engine. [Click the link just to see the pictures.]
Applications & Events
- The call for abstracts for the 17th FLOW-3D European Users Conference open now until 21 April. Early-bird registration is also available until that date.
- This year’s 3D Collaboration and Interoperability Congress (3D CIC) has been scheduled for 3-4 October in Golden, Colorado.
- And a reminder that the Code_Saturne User Meeting will be on 21 April in Paris.
- It’s time for Visualizing Data’s best of the visualization web for December 2016.
- Simerics and Friendship Systems will be collaborating on Geometric CFD Optimization, a tool for automatically generating design variations.
Order from Chaos (via Oaths)
From the title of her work shown below (Before After Oaths Gray 4), I can only assume that Marjorie Welish has generated meshes. Because when I get a mesh like the right half of her painting there are a lot of oaths uttered before I can get it into the form on the left.
As originally seen on Art News, this painting is from the artist’s exhibition at ART 3 Gallery in Brooklyn. I urge my friends in the NYC area to visit before the exhibition closes on 05 February. Failing that, explore the artist’s website to see these works, her Mondrian-esque paintings, and more.
Bonus: Pointwise is now on Instagram.