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.

Interface SYSWELD / ABAQUS
The objective of this interface is to perform a restart with ABAQUS using a SYSWELD computation. The difficulty is to transfer the metallurgical effects in a data structure which is not designed for it.
Yonggang Duan
Welding & Assembly
58

How to Obtain Best Results within Reasonable Time from a Heat Treatment Simulation
Heat treated parts are in most cases not clamped during heat treatment, for an FEM analysis, at least a static determined clamping is needed that does not allow any rigid body motion.
Yonggang Duan
Welding & Assembly
26

Stamping/HT Chaining of 3D Ring - Restart tool in Visual Heat Treatment
This article is to show effects of heat treatment on stresses when industrial mechanical parts are stamped (or welded) by 3 typical heat treatment steps: Heating, Quenching and Tempering. Tempering is generally considered effective in relieving stresses induced by...
Yonggang Duan
Welding & Assembly
26

Heat Power display in Visual Weld
The aim of this development in Visual Weld 14.5 + Sysweld 2019.0 is to display the Power Density. Currently, this functionality is only available in the old SysWeld GUI. The new functionality "Heat Power Display" is available through the "Welding...
Yonggang Duan
Welding & Assembly
27

SteamVR Binding errors when using HTC Vive Tracker (ADMINISTRATOR)
Recent Vive Tracker Changes: Latest SteamVR Updates in October 2018 have changed the default behavior for Vive Trackers, and it is causing some confusion. We want to explain how to mitigate the setup for using Vive Tracker with IC.IDO.
Gregor Altmann
Virtual Reality
138

New Physics Solver "ICA Stiff Solver" (USER)
IC.IDO 12.1 introduces the next generation of physics solver. The new solver focuses on improvements of performance and stability in general, but also puts focus on Elastic1D-Elastic1D and Elastic1D-Rigid contact situations resulting in improved collision handling and...
Frank Schoeffel
Virtual Reality
54

Conversion Files .fdb in .erfh5 on Network Drive
It is not straightforward to do the conversion Files .fdb in .erfh5 on Network Drive in Visual Viewer. In order to make it work properly, it is necessary to map network drive to the local machine. In this way, the files on network could be handled like on local...
Yonggang Duan
Multiphysics, Welding & Assembly
52

Tips for Immersive Workspace Parameters (USER)
This is a description of several parameters of the Immersive Workspace module within IC.IDO. This document helps you to understand the different parameters in order to set up your immersive environment for your needs.
Frank Schoeffel
Virtual Reality
130

Switch Ergonomics module in IC.IDO 11.2 (ADMINISTRATOR)
IC.IDO 11.2 introduces the new IDO.ErgonomicsRAMSIS module with the digital human model based on RAMSIS, while still offering as well the previous IDO.Ergonomics module based on CharAT. If users need to switch frequently between the two modules, we describe here the...
Frank Schoeffel
Virtual Reality
128
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Laptop Graphics Support with IC.IDO (ADMINISTRATOR)
IC.IDO 11.2 supports HMD-ready laptops, i.e. laptops with NVIDIA Quadro P4000/P5000 graphics cards. However on systems with both onboard- and dedicated Quadro graphics card, care has to be taken that IC.IDO utilized the High-Performance graphics card.
Frank Schoeffel
Virtual Reality
99