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.

Overview of PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5
Quick overview of PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 workflow and additional functionalities for following operations, from design up to simulation in PAM-STAMP
Mark Vrolijk
Sheet Metal Forming

Construction tools : Generic Editors - PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5
DM Construction Editor allows quick creation of high quality surfaces using existing underlying surfaces in combination with DIEMAKER Generic Operations. DM Hole Editor is an adaptation of Construction Editor used specifically for holes filling.
Jana Maradova
Sheet Metal Forming

Construction tools : Generic Operations - PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5
Video presenting main functionalities of generic surface operations within PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5
Jana Maradova
Sheet Metal Forming

Advanced Piercing - PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 2020.0
Presentation of the new functionality of Advanced Piercing within PAM-DIEMAKER for Catia V5 2020.0
Matthias Hoss
Sheet Metal Forming

Trimming segments improvements - PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 2020.0
Trimming segment functionality has been improved within PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 2020.0 Movie is presenting how it works.
Matthias Hoss
Sheet Metal Forming

Geometrical drawbeads with Design Table
CATIA V5 offers powerful functionality to modify existing geometry “from outside” via DESIGN TABLE. PAM DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 also supports this procedure with some prerequisites.
Matthias Hoss
Sheet Metal Forming

How to use Blank Holder functionality in PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5
This video shows how to use Blank Holder functionnality to create mono surface Blank Holder shapes and combination of several Blank Holder patches.
Matthias Hoss
Sheet Metal Forming

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

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

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