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UI - Getting Started Altair Inspire Studio 2019

Overview of Tool Ribbon, Tool-belt, World Browser, Preferences, and Help.

Getting Started, Videos

Workspace - Getting Started Altair Inspire Studio 2019

Overview of Pan, Rotate, Zoom, Navi-Cube, Camera Setup/Editing, Modeling windows, and View Modes.

Getting Started, Videos

Modeling - Getting Started Altair Inspire Studio 2019

Overview of Creation Mode, Edit Mode, Guide Bar, and Exit tool.

Getting Started, Videos

Rendering - Getting Started Altair Inspire Render 2019

Overview of Materials, Environments, and Darkroom.

Getting Started, Videos

Altair Embed Arduino Series

Embed playlist on Arduino

Training Materials, Videos

Embed Drone Control Series

Playlist on Altair Embed-Drone control

Training Materials, Videos

Embed Salient PM Motor Control Series

Playlist on Altair Embed Salient motor control

Training Materials, Videos

Unit Delay, Pulse Counter, and Discrete Integrator

Use of the Unit Delay, modeling a pulse counter, and modeling a discrete backwards rectangular integrator.

Training Materials, Videos

Discrete Reset Integrator, Merge, & CrossDetect Blocks

Understanding the Merge and CrossDetect blocks, adding an Embed model to the Embed MenuBar, modeling a discrete reset integrator.

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Fixed Point - Fundamentals Part 1

Description and use of fixed point blocksets, block properties, blockset configuration tool and displaying fixed point overflow messages and watermarks.

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Fixed Point - Fundamentals Part 2

Application of fixed point autoscale feature and attributes of automatically generated fixed point C-code

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Fixed Point - Filters

Use of the transfer function block and filter design option to design, discretize and implement a second order low pass filter. Adjusting the discrete stepsize and fixed point format for acceptable performance are covered.

Training Materials, Videos

Controlling LEDs - Basics

Blink the red LED on a Texas Instruments F28069M LaunchPad board at 0.5Hz. The model is expanded to blink the red and blue LEDs alternately at 0.5 Hz and then at 10Hz.

Training Materials, Video Testimonials

Controlling LEDs - Frequency Controlled

Example of host-to-target communication to blink the red LED on the target Texas Instrument F28069M LaunchPad Development Kit using an Embed slider block.

Training Materials, Video Testimonials

Controlling LEDs - Frequency Controlled With "On Time" Measurement

Host-to/from-target communication to blink the red LED on the Target Texas Instrument F28069M LaunchPad Development Kit

Training Materials, Video Testimonials

Compound Blocks - Basics

Create compound blocks to add levels to your model; navigate through your model; add/remove compound block connector pins; use compound block dialog constants and dialog windows; access and use built in variables

Training Materials, Videos

Compound Blocks - Advanced

Discussion of two compound block features; Enabled Execution and Local Time Step. Additionally, the Local Time Step feature is applied to implement the block diagram equivalent of a "For" loop to iteratively solve a nonlinear implicit equation.

Training Materials, Videos

Oscilloscope Display Using Monitor Buffer

High speed data collection using the EMBED Monitor Buffer Read and Write blocks, using the plot block to display Monitor Buffer data, displaying the % CPU usage using the Target Interface Block, and controlling the Target update time.

Training Materials

Plot & Buffer blocks

Creating vectors using the Embed “buffer” block, and configuring and using the “plot” block to display “buffer” data.

Training Materials

Digital Power Buck Converter Control

Voltage Mode Control

Training Materials

Texas Instruments CCS Software Installation

Step by Step instructions to install the Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio and Uniflash software on your computer.

Training Materials

Furuta Inverted Pendulum Control

Apply the Model -Based Development process to the design, test, and HIL testing of a swing up and balance controller for the Furuta inverted rotary pendulum.

Training Materials

Add a Model to the Embed Menubar

A binary hysteresis model is developed and simulated. The model is added to the Embed Menubar under a new menu named MyModels.

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Encoders

Configure and read a US Digital S4T 4 wire quadrature incremental encoder connected to a Texas Instrument F28069M LaunchPad board.

Training Materials

Buck Converters - Simulation

Simulation of the control system in order to analyze the response of the buck converter in voltage mode control. The microcontroller peripherals which are needed are simulated using the peripheral simulation blocks of the Digital Power Designer.

Training Materials, Videos

Buck Converters - Compensator Coefficient Tuning

The buck converter is simulated with the coeffiecients of the compensator being the inputs. This gives us the opportunity to better tune the coefficients based on the response of the converter.

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Buck Converters - Open Loop

We take the first step to control the actual converter. We run a hardware in the loop diagram in open loop.

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Buck Converters - Closed Loop Model Design and Compilation

We look into the design of the model for closed loop control of the buck converter and look into the compilation of the model with just 3 clicks.

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Buck Converters - Closed Loop Debugging (HIL) and Flashing

Last part is running the closed loop control algorithm in hardware in the loop for validation. After validation we can revert to the design diagram and in just one step create a binary file that can be flashed to the controller.

Training Materials, Videos

PMSM - Overview

Introduction of Prof. Duco Pulle and overview of the Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) lab examples

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PMSM - Open Loop Voltage Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of open loop voltage control of a PMSM

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PMSM - Open Loop Voltage Control HIL

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

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PMSM - Open Loop Current Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of open loop current control of a PMSM

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PMSM - Open Loop Current Control HIL

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

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PMSM - Field Oriented Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of closed loop field oriented control of a PMSM

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PMSM - Field Oriented Control HIL

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

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PMSM - Sensorless Field Oriented Control HIL

Employing TI's FAST (Flux, Angle, Speed, and Torque) observer

Training Materials, Videos

PMSM - Motor Identification for InstaSPIN FOC

InstaSPIN: Motor Control solution from Texas Instruments.

Training Materials, Videos

Digital Power - Simulation Blockset overview

Brief overview of the simulation blockset of the Digital Power Designer. In this video we look into and analyze a selection of bocks used for simulation (Compensators, PWM simulation, Voltage Mode Control simulation, Buck Converter).

Training Materials, Videos

Digital Power - Coefficient Conversion

Select/tune the coefficients of a PID compensator. Users can calculate the digital coefficients from the analog component values or can tune the coefficients on the fly.

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Digital Power - Model Based Frequency Response Analysis

Details of the new block of the Digital Power Designer which lets user do a frequency response analysis.

Training Materials, Videos

Digital Power - Code Generable

Simulate blocks of the Digital Power Designer which can be later used for code generation to download to a microcontroller. These blocks can be both simulated and used for code generation without any alterations.

Training Materials, Videos

Altair Embed Arduino - Dimming an LED in less than one minute

Introduction to pulse width modulation (PWM) and its use for dimming an LED

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Altair Embed Arduino - Dimming an LED

Introduction to PWM and its use for dimming an LED

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Altair Embed Arduino - Push Button Control

Introduction to State Charts

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Altair Embed Arduino - Control the color of an LED using Potentiometers

Hardware used: 3x 10kΩ Potentiometers 4x 220Ω Resistors 1x RGB LED 1x Arduino 1x Breadboard

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Altair Embed Arduino - Algorithm Validation using the Serial UART

Validating the algorithm for controlling the color of an LED

Training Materials, Videos

Altair Embed DC Motor Current Control

Prof. Duco Pulle introduces current control of a DC Motor using a Linear Actuator

Training Materials

Altair Embed Drone Control - Theory

Prof. Duco Pulle takes us through the theory of controlling a drone DC motor

Training Materials, Videos

Altair Embed Drone Control - HIL Setup

Prof. Duco Pulle explains and sets up the diagram for Hardware in the Loop control of a drone DC motor

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Drone Control - HIL Run

Prof. Duco Pulle controls a drone DC motor in an HIL diagram

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Salient PM Motor - Theory

Prof. Duco Pulle takes us through the theory of controlling a salient PM motor

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Salient PM Motor - Code Generation & HIL

Prof. Duco Pulle shows code generation and Hardware in the Loop control of a salient PM motor

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Altair Activate DC-Motor

A DC motor comprised of mechanical and electrical subsystems

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Altair Activate Double DC-Motor with belt

Two DC motors used to drive a belt

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Altair Activate Two DC motors applied to clutch

Two DC motors applied to a clutch plate

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Altair Activate Notch filter

Notch filter used to remove unwanted frequencies (noise) from a signal

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Altair Activate Swingup Pendulum

Inverted pendulum by coupling multibody dynamics with controls (through co-simulation of MotionSolve and Activate)

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Altair Activate Integrating CarSim via FMI

The Functional Mock-Up Interface is used to interface Activate with CarSim

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Altair Activate RLC-circuit with different modeling approaches

Math, signal, and physical based modeling

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Altair Activate Requirements Management

Activate Integration with the Systems Engineering Tool XLDyn

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Altair Activate Rotational system

A rotational-translational system including damping due to friction

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Altair Activate Clutch

A dry-plate clutch used to transmit power from engine to driven wheels

Training Materials, Videos

Altair Activate Accelerometer modeling

A mechanical accelerometer using transfer functions

Training Materials, Videos

Altair Activate Hoistway Modeling

A highrise building roped hoistway elevator system

Training Materials, Videos

Dynamic Motion in Altair Inspire

Altair Inspire includes a powerful and intuitive environment for investigating system motions of moving parts

Getting Started

Catapult Tutorial 1: Ground, Rigid Groups, Joints and Contacts and Results

Using Inspire Motion, learn how to set up a motion simulation of a medieval catapult. This video covers the setup of ground, rigid groups, joints and contacts, and results

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Catapult Tutorial 2: Actuators, Motors and Springs

Using Inspire Motion, learn how to set up a motion simulation of a catapult. This video covers the setup of actuators, motors and springs

Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Solver Setup for Thermal Steady State Analysis

Create material and apply properties; create user-defined contacts; apply thermal loads and define loadcases; define lines static loadcases with the temperature leadcase included; create proper solver settings for each loadcase; export and solve for multi-physics analysis

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Setting up a CFD Steady State Analysis - Manifold

Define boundary and initial conditions; create material and apply properties; edit the solver settings to run the analysis

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Conjugate Heat Transfer

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with turbulence and temperature equations; define CFD boundary conditions based on inflow average velocities and convective heat flux; define symmetry plane; create material and define properties; run and post-process a CFD steady state analysis

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Steady Flow in a Centrifugal Blower

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with moving reference frame; define CFD boundary conditions based on turbulence viscosity ratio; edit the solver settings; run and post-process the analysis

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Natural Convection Around a Hot Cylinder

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply gravity and define Heat source; apply initial and temperature boundary condition; create symmetry planes; visualize results as contour or as vector

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Turbulent Flow in a Mixing Elbow

Import custom ribbon; create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply CFD boundary conditions; run a steady state turbulent flow analysis; visualize results as contour or as vector

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - SPH Analysis with nFX - Drivetrain

Define nFX material and properties; apply simulation conditions; create nFX particles; export solver deck

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Modal Frequency Response Analysis of a Crank Shaft

Create a modal frenquency response analysis in the solution browser; define an excitation load based on applied loads; create a table with modal damping values; define the solution settings and output requests; compute solution and review results; plot and X Y graph for the displacements versus frequency

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Modal Frequency Response Analysis of a Sphere

Create isotropic and fluid material and define the properties accordingly; define acoustic behavior to a shell entity; apply enforced displacement to be used for an excitation load; create solver settings and output requests; compute the solution and review the results; plot an XY graph for the pressure versus frequency

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Pre-Tensioned Bolt Analysis of Connecting Rod

Import material database, create washer surface and define property; create solid bolts with pretension; define loads, constraints and contacts; define loadcase and solver settings; compute and review the results

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Linear Static Analysis of ConRod

Create linear static solution; define constraints and loads; define contacts; create material and apply properties; run the analysis and review the results

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Normal Mode Analysis - Brake Assembly

Create coincident mesh with join tool; create normal analysis solution; define constraints and spring elements; apply stick contact type; solve and review the displacement and stress

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Solutions Based Modal Frequency Response Analysis - Bracket

Create RBE and apply constraints; apply an excitation load; create material and apply properties; define a load case and modify the solution parameters; run the analysis and plot the frequency dependent results

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Non Linear Static Analysis - Flex Plate

Apply symmetry constraints; apply enforced displacement constraint; create 3d bolt with pretension; create advanced contacts; create loadcase; modify solution parameters; solve and review the results

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - TFSI - AutoSolve

Import model containing a CFD solution; check the loads and boundary conditions created on a second solution; create a loadcase that included the output temperature and pressure from the CFD solution; review the mapped loads and results

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Coupled Linear Structural Thermal Analysis

Create a heat transfer solution and add thermal constraints and heat flux; create a linear static solution and include the thermal analysis subcase as loadcase parameters; visualize the loadcases results separately

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Linear Steady State Heat Convection Analysis

Create a steady state heat transfer solution; apply thermal loads such as constant temperature and uniform convection; solve and visualize grid temperature

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Linear Transient Heat Transfer Analysis

Split faces using chaining edges; create a transient heat transfer solution; create material with thermal properties; define initial conditions; apply thermal loads such as time dependent heat flux and convection; define solver settings and analyze

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Steady State Heat Transfer Analysis

Create different materials with thermal properties for the cylinder, fin and insulators; create steady state heat transfer; apply tie contacts between the bodies; define thermal loads such as flux and convection

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Suspension Insulator

Create electrostatics solution using flux solver; create dielectric material by atributing a relative permitivity; define region physics such as air, dielectric and perfect conductor; create tangential field symmetry plane; compute and review the results

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Transient Heat Transfer Cooling Time Study - Casted Housing

Create material with thermal properties; create transient heat transfer; define initial conditions; define time dependent convection; define the solver settings and analyze

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Solutions Based Conjugate Heat Transfer

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with turbulence and temperature equations; define CFD boundary conditions based on inflow average velocity and convective heat flux; define symmetry plane; create material and define properties; run and post-process a CFD steady state analysis

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Solutions Based Steady Flow in a Centrifugal Blower

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; work with moving reference frame; define CFD boundary conditions based on turbulence viscosity ratio; edit the solver settings; run and post-process the analysis

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Transient Flow in a Mixing Elbow

Create a navier-stokes flow transient solution; apply average velocity inlets and define outlet; create convective wall and define symmetry plane; define initial conditions; create material and define solid and fluid properties; defineproper solution parameters; update results and review the output

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Thermal FSI of Exhaust Manifold

Extract fluid surface from the solid; create CFD tetra mesh and boundary layer; apply boundary conditions with constraint option activated; run and post-process steady state analysis

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Solutions Based Turbulent Flow in a Mixing Elbow

Import custom ribbon; create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply CFD boundary conditions; run a steady state turbulent flow analysis; visualize results as contour or asa vector

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Solutions Based Natural Convection Around a Hot Cylinder

Create a tetra mesh with CFD boundary layer; apply gravity and define heat source; apply initial and temperature boundary conditions; create symmetry planes; visualize results as contour or as vectors

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Setting-up a Model for Molding Process

Import, position and inspect a CAD model; create mesh controls, surface mesh and organize the parts; create solution and define polymer properties to the bodies; define initial and boundary conditions; apply solver settings, export the deck and solve

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Parametric DOE Optimization using CAD Software Creo

Create a CAD parametrized model in PTC creo; create a project in simlab; run a project using interactive mode; set up a DOE study and run the experiments

Optimization, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Topology Optimization with Manufacturing Constraints

Create RBE connectors; create LBC and load cases; define the design space for a topology optimization; define responses; create manufacturing constraints; set an optimization objective; run an optimization with OptiStruct

Optimization, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Topology Optimization with Pattern Constraints_Y Bracket

Create RBE connectors; work with specifications for loads and loadcases; set up a topology optimization including pattern constraints; run an optimization with OptiStruct; view and post-process optimization results

Optimization, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Parametric Optimization using HyperStudy - Part I

Start recording a nominal problem; create parameters; import a parametrized CAD file; create a 2D/3D mesh using the parameters; solve and define the study responses

Optimization, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Parametric Optimization using HyperStudy - Part II

Create a new study inside HyperStudy; register solver script; setup nominal problem; conduct a DOE study; build a fit model; optimize on the fit

Optimization, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Topology Optimization with Solutions - Bracket

Create a linear static solution, define loads and boundary conditions then compute; define a topology optimization, design space, constraints, response and objective; export the optimized shape as .stl; import the .stl file and perform a mesh cleanup; transfer properties and LBCs to the optimized geometry and apply TIE contact; re-analyze the model then review the results

Optimization, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Bore Distortion

Import a results file with split faces; create a coordinate system; compute the bore distortion; view and export bore distortion results

Automation, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Post-Processing Optimization Results

View and post-process results of topology optimization

Automation, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Groups and Colors in Automation

Use color information to create groups; create groups automatically from features; obtain edge groups from faces and bodies; use boolean operations between groups; run a project in different models

Automation, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Scripting with Process Recording_ConRod

Record a process into JavaScript or Pythonscript; re-run the recorded script on a different model

Automation, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Process Recording using Parameters_ConRod

Record a process into JavaScript or Pythonscript using a set of process parameters; re-run the recorded script using different parameter values

Automation, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Process Recording using Templates_ConRod

Use mesh-, LBC- and loadcase templates during a process recording; record a process including solver setup and solver execution

Automation, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Setting the Environment

Edit the preferences of the software; Choose your favorite mouse settings; Display, move and resize windows and browsers on the screen; Create additional toolbars.

Getting Started, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Visualize and Organize

Open and import files; Use the model browser to organize your assembly; Visualize and isolate selected components; Select, isolate and hide entities such as faces or elements; Use some advanced selection modes; Create and retrieve entity groups.

Getting Started, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - QuickMesh - Gear

Import a CAD geometry; Quickly tetmesh a solid body using different global settings; Export your mesh.

Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Mesh Controls - Gear

Identify, select and isolate geometry features; Tetmesh a solid body using Mesh controls; Export a mesh template based on the face color.

Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Meshing with Body Break-Engine Assembly

Update CAD features; Import a mesh template; Cut and separate a section of a body using Region mesh control; Remove details using Logo mesh control; Mesh a valve seat; Create a circular gasket imprint

Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Meshing with Process Automation-Piston

Perform a mesh automatically running a Javascript or Pythonscript from the process automation menu

Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Hex Meshing using Extrude function-Y Bracket

Hex mesh 2.5D geometries using extrude; Hex mesh axial symmetric bodies; Edit the number of hex layers through a body.

Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Region Definition by Two Planar Faces

Create region mesh control based on 2 planar faces; Edit the dimensions of the cuboid region by changing the values, scaling and moving the region; Create region mesh control based on 2 intersecting planes

Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Weld Modeling

Prepare the mesh for a triangular weld; Create a triangular weld; Prepare the mesh for a bead weld; Create the bead weld

Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Welding Process with Connection

Create a bead weld using the open loop edges; Connect weld bead bodies defining a spline curve trajectory; Perform a boolean operation between weld bodies and the weld bead

Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Exploring Weld Basic Feature

Weld two bodies containing a gap; Configure weld parameters within the weld basic feature

Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Tetra Mesh with Boundary Layers - Manifold

Create fluid domain; Create a volume mesh with boundary layers

Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - CFD Meshing of an Exhaust Manifold

Create a surface mesh, modify layers and apply volume layers mesh control; Generate fluid body; Generate boundary layer and volume mesh

Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - CFD Meshing Of a Differential Gearbox

Join cylindrical and planar faces; create inlet and outlet faces by filling holes; Select surfaces connected to a face; Generate fluid body; Create boundary layer and volume elements

Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Defeaturing and Cleanup-Gear

Simplify your model by removing features; Locally remesh faces; quality cleanup your mesh

Editing, Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Mesh Editing-Housing

Local remesh faces, if needed with grid mesh; Manual cleanup elements by swapping and collapsing edges; Defeature the model by flattening and aligning faces

Editing, Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Editing holes and circular faces_Housing

Remove and modify holes; Change the number of elements around/along circular faces; Align faces and edges to a given radius; Remesh partial cylinders

Editing, Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Advanced Grid Meshing

Use different methods to create grid meshing; Interactive meshing, Mesh transition, Project to CAD, Three sided faces, Intersection picking

Editing, Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Edit Mesh of Section Cut-Engine Assembly

Replace faces within a model; Translate faces and features using transform; Create identical/mirrored faces with replace faces

Editing, Meshing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Gasket Meshing

Imprint gasket edges on faces; Create gasket faces using edge offset; Create gasket bodies using extrude; Imprint gasket faces using Imprint gasket

Editing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Logo removal

Remove a logo from meshed bodies

Editing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Assembly with shared nodes using Join tool

Align cylindrical surfaces; Create shared cylindrical/planar faces; Check for shared entities; Separate shared entities to obtain coincident nodes; Cleanup joined parts through re-meshing

Editing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Assembly with Node Equivalence

Create shared cylindrical/planar faces; check for shared entities; cleanup joined parts through re-meshing; display equivalence nodes

Editing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Thread Removal

Select cylinders based on a defined radius; create groups using select adjacent layers; create mesh control; use remove thread tool; remesh cylindrical faces using isoline mesh control; remesh cylindrical faces by modifying layers; change cylinder radius

Editing, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Auto 1D Bolts

Create/edit 1D bolt definition file; create automatically 1D bolts with/without pretension

Connections, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Auto Hex Bolts

Create 3D bolts using faces/groups; merge and move bolts in a model; create solid pretension loads using Select

Connections, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - CAD based Hex Bolts

Create 3D bolts from CAD bolts; Create pretension load using Create; copy/reposition the bolts

Connections, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Create 1D Bolts

Create 1D bolt head; create 1D bolt thread; Join the bolts using connect

Connections, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Quick Modal Analysis

Create RBEs; constraint a model; set up and execute a quick normal mode analysis; view the results

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Analysis 1D Pretension and Bearing Pressure

Define material and properties; define quickly 1D bolts with pretension; defining loads and constraints; define contacts; export solver deck; run a linear static analysis with OptiStruct; visualize entities

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Linear Static Analysis of Connecting Rod

Create a local coordinate system; define contraints and loads; define contacts; create material and apply properties; export to solver and import results

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Normal Mode Analysis of an Assembly

Create matching faces through assembly; assign load, mass and spring connection; assign material and properties; execute the analysis and verify results

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Thermal Stress Analysis_Safety Valve Assembly

Apply constraints on 1D bolts RBE nodes; apply pressure loads; create mapping of thermal loads; import contact definition; create material and apply properties; create load case; solve and review the results

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Non-Linear Static Analysis

Apply symmetry constraints; apply enforced displacement constraint; create 3d bolt with pretension; create advanced contacts; create load case; modify solution parameters; solve and review the results

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Solver Setup for Non-Linear Analysis

Create group-based 3d bolts with pretension; apply user-defined contacts; create material with elasto-plastic curve; apply constraints and bearing pressure; create loadcases and define non-linear static solver settings

Analysis, Training Materials

SimLab Tutorials - Modal Frequency Response Analysis - Bracket

Create RBE and apply constraints; apply an excitation load; create material and apply properties; define a load case and modify the solution parameters; run the analysis and plot the frequency dependent results

Analysis, Training Materials

Inspire 2019 Introduction

In this course, you will have the opportunity to learn about the Inspire 2019 interface along with tools and workflows contained within Inspire. Modules contained within the course provide detailed descriptions of the tools and workflows within Inspire. You will also have the opportunity to watch and perform hands-on exercises within each module.

Training Materials

Inspire Cast 2019 Introduction

In this course, you will have the opportunity to learn about the Inspire Cast 2019 interface along with tools and workflows contained within Inspire Cast. Modules contained within the course provide detailed descriptions of the tools and workflows within Inspire Cast. You will also have the opportunity to watch and perform hands-on exercises within each module.

Training Materials

Inspire Form 2019 Introduction

In this course, you will have the opportunity to learn about the Inspire Form 2019 interface along with tools and workflows contained within Inspire Form. Modules contained within the course provide detailed descriptions of the tools and workflows within Inspire Form. You will also have the opportunity to watch and perform hands-on exercises within each module.

Training Materials

Evolve Introduction v2016

This course contains a set of modules to help familiarize you with basics of using Evolve. We will cover an overview of the Evolve interface and working environment, creation of curves, creation of surfaces, transforming and editing surfaces, creating and editing PolyNURBS, and an overview of rendering models. Note: This course requires a Connect login to view.

Training Materials

Inspire 2017 Introduction

In this course you will get an overview of the tools available within Inspire 2017, including the new Motion Analysis tools. We will cover all aspects from Optimization to Finite Element Analysis right through geometry tools to help redesign and simplify parts. Note: This course requires a Connect login to view.

Training Materials

SimLab sT Software Overview

Overview of SimLab sT key capabilities like CAD import, automatic meshing, robust analysis and interactive results

Training Materials

SimLab sT from CAD Concept to Optimized Structures

Automatically generate the best possible mesh, define manufacturing constraints and easily evaluate results.

Training Materials

SimLab sT Vibro-Acoustic Analysis

Fully automated process. Create the ideal mesh for acoustic analysis, obtain electromagnetic excitation and instantly calculate acoustic noise.

Training Materials

SimLab sT for Computational Fluid Dynamics

Process-driven setup, capture complex phenomena and investigate fluid flows interactively.

Training Materials

SimLab sT: Results Accuracy

Local refinements to increase accuracy.

Training Materials

Getting Started - Inspire Cast

A course to help users get started using Inspire Cast including an interface tour and workflow training/videos.

Getting Started

Increasing Fidelity of Vehicle Dynamics Models

Activate models of a series-parallel hybrid electric vehicle powertrain coupled with CarSim via the Functional Mock-up Interface.

Training Materials, Videos

Increasing Fidelity of Electric Engine Models

Comparison of 3 different engine models for an HEV vehicle: Park equations, full 3D Flux model, table method; later one generated by Flux2D.

Training Materials, Videos

PMSM Simple Speed Control

Activate model of a permanent magnet synchronous motor (PMSM) with vector control for speed or torque.

Training Materials, Videos

Activate e-Mobility Series

This series discusses various aspects of system modeling for e-Mobility studies from overall performance simulations including fuel economy, to model refinements for electric engines and/or vehicle dynamics.

Training Materials, Videos
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Altair Embed™ & CCS Software Installation

Step by step instructions to install the Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio, Uniflash and Altair Embed™ software on your computer.

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Inspire Extrude Metal Workflow - Step 1

Step 1: Load Orientation

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Inspire Extrude Metal Workflow - Step 2

Step 2: Extract Bearing

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Inspire Extrude Metal Workflow - Step 3

Step 3: Create Billet and Material Selection

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Inspire Extrude Metal Workflow - Step 4

Step 4: Perform Extrusion Simulation

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Inspire Extrude Metal Workflow - Step 5

Step 5: Analyze Results

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Inspire Extrude Polymer Workflow - Step 1

Step 1: Import Load and Extract Volumes

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Inspire Extrude Polymer Workflow - Step 2

Step 2: Material Selection and Organizing Layers

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Inspire Extrude Polymer Workflow - Step 3

Step 3: Process Data and Run Analysis

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Inspire Extrude Polymer Workflow - Step 4

Step 4: Run Post Processing

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Inspire 2018 Self Paced Training

The purpose of this self paced course is to introduce running optimizations with the Inspire environment.

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Arduino Series: Dimming an LED in Less than One Minute

Demonstration of rapid development with Altair Embed

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Arduino Series: Blinking the Arduino LED

First steps in programming an Arduino

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Inspire Extrude Metal 2017.3 Help and Tutorials

Explore help and tutorial resources to learn how to navigate through Inspire Extrude Metal and its features and tools.

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Motor Identification for InstaSPIN™ Field Oriented Control Hardware in the Loop

InstaSPIN: Motor Control solution from Texas Instruments

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Field Oriented Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of closed loop field oriented control of a PMSM.

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Field Oriented Control Hardware in the Loop

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

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Sensorless Field Oriented Control Hardware in the Loop

Employing TI's FAST (Flux, Angle, Speed, and Torque) observer

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PMSM Series - Overview

Introduction of Prof. Duco Pulle and overview of the lab examples

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PMSM Open Loop Voltage Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of open loop voltage control of a PMSM

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Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Control Series

Prof. Duco Pulle walks through his lab examples of controlling PMSMs covering voltage, current and field oriented controls (latter one with and without sensors).

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PMSM Open Loop Voltage Control Hardware in the Loop

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

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PMSM Open Loop Current Control Simulation

Short introduction to the theory of open loop current control of a PMSM

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PMSM Open Loop Current Control Hardware in the Loop

Hardware Used: TI LaunchXL-F28069M, BoostXL-DRV8301, Teknic M2310

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Altair Activate and XLDyn Integration

XLSE’s easy to use interface and project view capability is ideal for managers and teams to keep abreast of project status.

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Inspire Extrude 2017 Training Manual

In this training manual you will learn the step by step process used in Inspire Extrude in order to run a successful extrusion simulation. The manual will cover an overview, features and all the basic tools within the software.

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Modeling a Shower Gel Bottle in solidThinking Evolve - Part 1

A quick walkthrough using solidThinking Evolve to design and render a shower gel bottle.

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Modeling a Shower Gel Bottle in solidThinking Evolve - Part 2

Part 2 of a quick walkthrough using solidThinking Evolve to design and render a shower gel bottle.

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Evolve Self Paced Training

This course contains a set of modules to help familiarize you with basics of using Evolve.

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‪solidThinking Evolve ‬Tips‪ & T‬ricks‪: Applying Textures and Materials

Darren describes techniques for applying textures and materials to the individual surfaces of an object.

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‪solidThinking Inspire ‬Tips‪ & T‬ricks‪: Optimization Guidelines‬

Tony Gray provides some simple guidelines for setting up an optimization, including the use of design and non-design spaces.

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‪solidThinking ‬Evolve ‪Tips & Tricks‬:‪ Importing Reference Images‬

Learn how to use 2D images as a reference to create 3D models. This is a great way to get your project off to a quick start.

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Evolve ‪Tips & Tricks: Keyboard Shortcuts‬

Keyboard shortcuts can help you be more efficient when using Evolve. Here are some shortcuts that can save you time today.

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‪solidThinking Evolve Tips & Tricks‬:‪ Rendering Basics‬

Learn about basic rendering setup, the standard workflow when using the Shading Manager, and using preset scenes.

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‪solidThinking Evolve Tips & Tricks‬:‪ Exporting for 3D Printing‬

Darren Chilton discusses the best methods for exporting models as polygonal data in either .stl or .obj file formats.

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‪solidThinking Evolve Tips & Tricks‬:‪ Render Q‬

Learn how to use RenderQ to process batch renderings, including batch rendering setup for images and animations.

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‪solidThinking Evolve‬ ‪Tips and Tricks‬:‪ Surface Modeling Techniques‬

Start with sketch modeling and learn how to progressively refine your model.

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‪solidThinking‬ ‪Inspire Tips & Tricks: Sketch Tools and Boolean Operations‬

See how to use Inspire's sketch and Boolean tools to split a single part into an assembly.

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‪solidThinking Evolve‬ ‪Tips and Tricks: Pixel Mapping‬

Darren explains techniques for using 2D images to create 3D geometry such as embossed logos and textures on a model.

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SolidThinking ‪Evolve Tips and Tricks: Animation Basics‬

Animation in Evolve is based on a simple but powerful technique called keyframing. In this video, Darren explains how keyframing works.

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Inspire 2018 Help and Tutorials - Windows

In these lessons you will learn to: apply supports and forces, define design spaces, run optimization, analysis, explore shapes, and export results to Evolve or an STL file.

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Inspire 2017 Help and Tutorials - Mac

In these lessons you will learn to: apply supports and forces, define design spaces, run optimization, explore shapes, and export results to Evolve or an STL file.

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Evolve 2017.3 Help and Tutorials - Windows

In these lessons you will learn to: use basic modeling tools, create NURBS curves and surfaces, apply transformations, edit control points, and render a scene.

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Evolve 2017.3 Help and Tutorials - Mac

In these lessons you will learn to: use basic modeling tools, create NURBS curves and surfaces, apply transformations, edit control points, and render a scene.

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Getting Started - Inspire Structures

A course to help users get started using Inspire Structures including an interface tour and workflow training/videos.

Getting Started

SimLab QuickMesh – Gear

Learn how to import a CAD geometry, mesh it with solid elements and then export it to a solver deck. Throughout the video you learn how to define the global mesh size for shell and tetra elements.

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SimLab Mesh Controls – Gear

Learn how to select and isolate identify regions based on their geometry features. Tetmesh a solid body after applying mesh controls. Export all mesh controls as color based template.

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SimLab Volume Meshing with Layers – Housing

Request locally a given amount of tet layers through thin walls. Create a volume mesh with Tet10 from an existing, enclosed Tri6 mesh. Auto cleanup a volume mesh based on different quality criteria.

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SimLab Meshing with Body Break – Engine Assembly

Generate CAD features from a mesh. Cut and separate a section of a body using region mesh control. Learn how to use logo removal and mesh a valve seat. Finally create a circular gasket imprint in a body.

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SimLab Meshing with Process Automation – Piston

Perform a mesh automation running a javascript or pythonscript from the process automation menu.

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SimLab Quick Imprinted Mesh for Parasolid Assemblies

This video shows, how to create a shell and solid mesh is generated on a Parasolid file. You also learn, how to transfer existing groups onto the mesh.

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SimLab Hex Meshing using Extrude Functions – Y bracket

Mesh a geometry with hex elements. Generate an axi-symmetric mesh around cylinders and adjust the number of layers. Adjust the alignment of common faces and merge bodies with coincident faces.

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SimLab Weld Modeling

This video guides through the steps to create either a triangular or a bead weld.

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SimLab Welding Process with Connection

Learn how to create weld beads along edges, create individual beads and connect them with other bead welds. Boolean operations help to merge individual parts together with the weld.

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Exploring the Weld Basic Feature in SimLab

This video explains how to weld two bodies which are separated by a gap. The viewer will get an explanation on the parameters of the basic weld feature.

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SimLab Tutorials – Meshing

Series of videos aimed to get you started using SimLab for meshing.

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Buck Converters - Overview

Introduction of Anthony Boon and overview of the Buck Converter series

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