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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Crash when launching Visual on CentOS
On Linux, at moment of launching Visual-Environmnet, crash happens after having selected Visual Weld. It is possible to try following steps to solve the problem. - Launching Visual in debug mode - Downgrade GlibC to 2.12 - Install freshly NTP
Yonggang Duan
Virtual Integration Platform, Welding & Assembly

Material Properties visualization
Check material properties on model
Sandrine Dischert

Smart computing with PAM-STAMP
Tips and tricks to reduce computational time for PAM-STAMP input files.
Vladimir Cerny
Sheet Metal Forming