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.

How to avoid Self-Collision of Elastic1D objects
This article describes how to enable the check for self-collision of elastic1d objects in IC.IDO 13.1, and to avoid such self-penetration.
Frank Schoeffel
Virtual Reality
4

Running IC.IDO on a 4K monitor (Admin)
When running IC.IDO on a high DPI / 4K monitor, the Desktop UI layout looks "broken" and parts are unreadable. Since Windows 10 version 1803, there is a setting that helps to get the IC.IDO Desktop UI being displayed properly.
Frank Schoeffel
Virtual Reality
6

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
114

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
96

How to create a complex blank holder with PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5
This video shows how the complex blank holder of a double action draw die can be created from multiple segments using a combination of standard CATIA and special PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5 functions all available inside the Blank Holder dialog.
Matthias Hoss
Sheet Metal Forming
78

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
163

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
66

Improve trimming with Overshoot
Trimming in PAM-STAMP can fail due to a too short trimming segment curve leading to not cut properly the blank mesh. This can be solved by using Overshoot option in PAM-DIEMAKER for CATIA V5.
Matthias Hoss
Sheet Metal Forming
117

PAM-STAMP solver 2018.0.1 - Troubleshooting
Recommended file exchange in case of unexpected solver stop without error message. MPI change in case plateform mpi issue in DMP
Martin Holecek
Sheet Metal Forming
279

Trim and Shear Angles
Explanations about Trim and Shear Angles
Matthias Hoss
Sheet Metal Forming
141