Creo Parametric users now have access to two FEA tools right within the Creo modeling environment. Creo Simulation Live (CSL) and Creo Ansys Simulation (CAS). Ansys, one of the most powerful and popular engineering simulation software on the market, powers both. CSL functions as a design assistant, delivering real-time feedback as you model and advising you on how to enhance your components and assemblies. CAS is a sophisticated solution that allows the user greater control. As a result, CAS is well adapted to assisting in the process of delivering design models to production. Achieving seamless simulation with Creo Simulation Live and Creo ANSYS Simulation involves several steps. Here’s a step-by-step guide.Install and Set Up Creo Simulation Live and Creo ANSYS SimulationEnsure that you have installed both Creo Simulation Live and Creo ANSYS Simulation on your system. Follow the installation instructions provided by the software vendor. Once installed, make sure the licenses for both software are activated and configured properly.Prepare Your CAD Model Import or create your CAD model in Creo Parametric, the CAD software integrated with Creo Simulation Live and Creo ANSYS Simulation.
Let’s talk about how to include simulation into your design process.
Design Validation Methodology
Organizations that produce goods utilize simulation to make sure that the parts, pieces, and finished products will hold up in their working environment. It’s known as design validation. Simulator types include thermal, modal, structural, and others. (Multiphysics simulation, which combines structural and thermal effects, is supported by both CSL and CAS.)
The following steps are often involved in structural simulation:
- Attach components to materials
- Use constraints to imitate the conditions under which an item is constrained or permitted to move in the actual world. Included in this are planar, cylindrical, ball, fixed, and imposed displacement limitations.
- Create loads that reflect the experiences the models will have in various circumstances. They consist of pressure, gravity, moments, centrifugal force, and linear acceleration.
- Models are meshed and examined.
- See the outcomes.
- Enhance the model to satisfy the criteria.
Traditionally, the analytical and simulation teams have been separated from the design teams. My first five years in industry were spent at Lockheed Martin conducting FEA. The design model had frequently been modified by the time I finished my task. Separating design from simulation findings is a time-consuming and wasteful iterative process. Let’s see what CLS and CAS can do about it.
Creo Simulation Live’s real-time simulation
Engineers and designers may simulate while working on components and assemblies using Creo Simulation Live (CSL). There is no need to export models or switch apps because Live Simulation is a function that is available within Creo’s design environment. The materials, limitations, and loads are just applied by users.
Results are accessible quickly since CSL solves the analysis using the Graphics Processor Unit (GPU) of your computer. The simulation results might remain visible on your model. When you make design modifications, these outcomes will immediately update.
The sophisticated expertise characteristic of FEA software is not necessary for CSL. This benefits those who wish to streamline their processes and enhance their models as they develop.
Pre-release verification using Creo Ansys Simulation
CSL is excellent for discovering “hot spots” in your model that may be improved. Yet, when it comes to signing off on models before they are delivered to manufacturing for prototypes and production, design teams often prefer a more stringent approach. This is when CAS comes into play.
CAS offers all of CSL’s capabilities and more. Idealizations such as mass, spring, beam, and shell components are supported by CAS. They allow you to represent your geometry, restrictions, and loads in more complicated ways.
CSL automatically meshes your model in the backdrop. Mesh controls are available in CAS. You may show the mesh, alter its resolution, and adjust mesh parameters to increase the solution’s realism.