Tips & Tricks

Here you will find articles on how to solve specific issues related to ESI's software solutions. Missing ESI products will be added progressively. Each article has a short abstract which is accessible to everyone. As logged users you can see the full article with all attached screenshots, and you can post comments related to each article.

Visual-Environment Highlight of Visual-Seat: STAN Thermal Dummy
STAN is a thermal dummy to test thermal comfort and moisture management characteristics of automobile, truck, and airplane seating. This device is commercialized by Thermetrics® and some relevant information can be found here: https://thermetrics.com/products/manikin/...
Christian Marca
Virtual Seat, Virtual Integration Platform

Visual-Environment Highlight of Visual-Seat: Sewing Simulation Guided Setup
Sewing simulations aim at assembling flat cover patterns and wrapping them around deformable foam block. This application exists in Visual-Seat for many versions as a set of toolboxes and functionalities enabling to set-up this type of input. This has been enhanced...
Christian Marca
Virtual Seat, Virtual Integration Platform

Visual-Environment Highlight of Visual-Seat: Foam Blocks Positioning
When assembling the different components of the seat, it may happen that the foam at rest is intersecting the frame and/or the suspensions. In order to remove those intersections, a simulation-based technique had been implemented previously by applying surface pressure...
Christian Marca
Virtual Seat, Virtual Integration Platform

Static comfort – Different encrypted data display
How to display encrypted occupant when other data are also encrypted in the model.
Oriane Jammet-Reynal
Virtual Seat

Static Comfort - Sensors Grid
Sensors Grid Definition improvement in Virtual Seat Solution v2015 (VE 11)
Cécile Cabane
Virtual Seat

Trim Manufacturing – Trim Adviser
Trim Adviser improvement in Virtual Seat Solution v2015 (VE 11)
Cécile Cabane
Virtual Seat

Internal injection lines modeling
Internal injection lines on a shell model (i.e. made of internal element edges) are not supported by the parallel solver.
Mathilde Chabin
Composites

Direct Opening of a mesh
The creation of a RTM project and loading of the model mesh is usually done in 2 steps.
Mathilde Chabin
Composites

Fiber volume content contour
Two dedicated composites contours are available in PAM-FORM 2G post-processing: Shear angle and fiber directions.
Mathilde Chabin
Composites
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Coupling between PAM-FORM and PAM-RTM: multiple part mapping
Coupling between PAM-FORM 2G and PAM-RTM is done through a .DSY file. Thus, pre-forming process is simulated with PAM-FORM 2G and resulting fiber orientations that will affect permeabilities are transferred to PAM-RTM model setup.
Mathilde Chabin
Composites