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
1

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
1

3D Combine
As already existing in 2D, a new command name COMBINE in 3D in available with Visual-Mesh to undone refinement
Sandrine Dischert
Multiphysics, Virtual Integration Platform
11

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
109

New pattern in Visual-Mesh 3D split
The aim of this new 3D pattern is to allow users to refine mesh on a restricted area
Sandrine Dischert
Multiphysics, Virtual Integration Platform
67

Computation Manager - Basic & Advanced mode
The computation manager help users to generate the computation input with parameters adapted to the model to study
Sandrine Dischert
Multiphysics
54

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
93

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
73

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
33

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
32