Slash your model preparation time
MSC Apex is about saving you time. For most FEA engineers a large proportion of the time taken to perform a stress analysis is spent on cleaning imported geometry and preparing a mesh from it. There are other meshing tools on the market, but the learning curve can be steep as the tools are complicated to use.
MSC Apex was developed to address both these challenges. It has powerful tools for defeaturing geometry, cleaning up untidy edges and facets that often come from 3D CAD, and then creating the mesh you need: the driving ethos of the development was to make these tools intuitive and easy to learn.
Intuitive, Easy to learn, and not just for Nastran
All the tools have embedded guidance by means of simple video instructions, in addition to standard documentation links.
Users are able to pick up Apex and be productive with it – usually within the same day.
Apex has its own embedded solver, but as almost all FEA tools on the market can read Nastran input, it can be used to shorten your FEA cycle no matter what solver you ultimately use.
Don’t just take our word for it…Here’s what some delighted customers have said:
“We had a simulation ready to run in 4 hours that would normally take a week. The model had fairly simple loading and constraints, but all that time was saved on geometry clean up and meshing.”
Ian Debenham, Principal Stress Engineer at Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group
In this demo of MSC Apex on a generic turbine blade geometry that has been encountered and analyzed by engineers for decades, the cleanup of geometric pathologies and arbitrary segment lines was reduced “from two days to one hour… These kinds of issues are encountered regularly at MSFC in numerous launch vehicle structural components.”
W. Scott Taylor, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Dynetics Technical Services, Inc
“Editing geometry for one scenario took only 4 hours, a 75% reduction from the traditional method.. Prepping the model took 4 hours, same as traditional method. A total of 8 hours were thus required to model each scenario and 32 hours were required for all four scenarios, a 60% reduction from the time required in the past.”
Antonio Miraglia, Stress Lead for DEMA
Still have doubts?
Access through MSC One
MSC Apex is available as part of the MSC One token licensing system. The MSC One Start Edition makes this remarkably affordable for even the smallest enterprise – you can save enough time in the first month of use to justify the cost.
Why not try it yourself?
Call Lynsey Watts on 01993 883555 to arrange a free, no-obligation evaluation of MSC Apex today.
Or send us your requirements and using our 20+ years’ experience in providing MSC solutions to the UK market, we will work with you to make sure you get the right packaging to minimise your costs.
MSC One Datasheet
Learn about features and benefits that MSC One offers with access to Apex, Nastran, Patran, Adams, Marc and more.
Use Apex with Patran
Read the solution brief to find out how to achieve up to 10x Faster CAD to Mesh Process, by using Apex with Patran.
Using Sensors to Latch a Mechanism
Sometimes with a mechanism simulation you need to trigger a change in the mechanism when an event such as a latch engaging to stop a component from moving any further. You can model the geometry and use a contact model to capture the physical engagement of the geometry, but this can add to your simulation run time and require a lot of tuning to get working happily.
An alternative is to control the behaviour of the latched component directly using motions that are triggered by the use of Sensors – detecting when the event occurs using a measure and then altering the connectivity of the model to reflect the new configuration with the latch engaged.
This simple example illustrates how the user sets up this type of simulation ….