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Gap Assessment

Gap Assessment

 

SimuTech Group offers a GAP Assessment to companies using engineering simulation tools.  As experts in the usage and implementation of engineering simulation tools, SimuTech is uniquely qualified to assess how companies are using engineering simulation tools and provide the appropriate solutions.

 

SimuTech Support

kam rajesh supportSimuTech Support® provides best-in-class "technical support" for all of our engineering simulation software customers.

In reviewing what most CAD and CAE providers consider as "technical support", SimuTech realized that the level of "technical support" we provide our FEA and CFD customers far exceeds the industry standard. To distinguish this higher level, SimuTech has formalized its model with SimuTech Support.

By Demand Courses

Most of our advanced level courses are only available on a "By Demand" schedule. Please "register" to notify our training staff of your interest in this course.  Once we have sufficient demand, one of our training coordinators will contact you to discuss options.

Click on the course for description and registration.

ANSYS Mechanical (Workbench)
ANSYS Mechanical (WB) Dynamics
ANSYS Mechanical (WB) Heat Transfer
ANSYS Mechanical (WB) Using Command Objects

 

ANSYS Mechanical APDL
ANSYS APDL Programming
ANSYS Mechanical APDL Advanced Contact & Fasteners
ANSYS Mechanical APDL Advanced Structural Nonlinearities
ANSYS Mechanical APDL Basic Structural Nonlinearities
ANSYS Mechanical APDL Dynamics
ANSYS Mechanical APDL Heat Transfer
ANSYS Mechanical APDL LF Electromagnetic

 

ANSYS CFD
ANSYS CFX Combustion and Radiation
ANSYS CFX Customization
ANSYS CFX Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI)
ANSYS DesignModeler for CFX / CFX-Mesh
ANSYS ICEM CFD Introductory
ANSYS Icepak Introductory

 

ANSYS Explicit Dynamics
ANSYS LS-DYNA Introductory
ANSYS AUTODYN

Webinar Calendar

Please join us for one or more of our webinars.DM Gear 1

These one-hour events are free and hosted by one of our experienced engineers.

The focus is on improving your company's design and engineering productivity by making your products lighter, stronger, cheaper to design and manufacture and at higher quality level.

You have already invested in simulation tools or seriously considering the investment.  Now take the time to learn how to maximize that investment.

Note: to view a recorded webinar, you will need to download and install the GotoMeeting codec.


 

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Modeling Contact in ANSYS Workbench

Wed, Aug 27, 2 PM ET

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ANSYS Icepak Overview & Demo - Electronics Thermal Management

Thurs, July 17, 2 PM ET

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ANSYS SpaceClaim Streamlines Model Preparation: 2D to 3D CAD Conversion

Tues, June 24, 2 PM ET

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Modeling Bolted Connections

Thurs, May 29, 2 PM ET

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Introduction to ANSYS Application Customization Toolkit (ACT)

Thurs, May 22, 2 PM ET

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ANSYS 15.0 Update: Explicit Dynamics (LS-DYNA)

Thurs, Apr 17, 2 PM ET

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ANSYS 15.0 Update: Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Thurs, Apr 10, 2 PM ET

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SpaceClaim Streamlines ANSYS Multiphysics Analysis

Thurs, Mar 20, 2 PM ET View Recording

ANSYS 15.0 Update: Structural Mechanics

Thurs, Mar 13, 2 PM ET View Recording

Introduction to ANSYS DesignXplorer & Parametric Modeling

Thurs, Feb 13, 2 PM ET

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Introduction to ANSYS High Performance Computing (HPC) Thurs, Jan 30, 2 PM ET

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Introduction to ANSYS High Performance Computing (HPC) Tues, Oct 22, 2 PM ET

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ANSYS Icepak Overview & Demo - Electronics Thermal Management Thurs, Oct 10, 2 PM ET

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SimuCloud™ Overview & Demo Tues, Oct 8, 2 PM ET

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Introduction to ANSYS Application Customization Toolkit (ACT) Thurs, Oct 3, 2 PM ET

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Fast & Reliable FEA Pre-processing with ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler Tues, Sept 24, 2 PM ET

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Introduction to ANSYS DesignXplorer & Parametric Modeling Tues, Sept 17, 2 PM ET

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Fast & Reliable CFD Pre-processing with ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler Tues, Sept 10, 2 PM ET

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Skills Development & Gap Training

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SimuTech Group is offering two new concept courses for advanced ANSYS training: Gap Training and Skills Development Training. These courses are designed to elevate the daily use of ANSYS FEA and CFD software to the highest possible level. 


The cost of training is significant.  ANSYS Brake Squeal Deformation
The cost of not training is more significant.

GAP Training: 3-5 day training class comprised of a custom collection of "Off The Shelf" training material drawn from multiple commercial training courses. The objective is to "fill" any technology GAPS that exist in your typical ANSYS users' capabilities. 

Skills Development Training: complements the GAP training by taking what was learned in the classroom and applying it to the analyst's daily workload.  Learning how to use a new tool in a classroom setting does not train analysts how to use it in solving their real world engineering problems.  It is the Skills Development Training that leads to the ROI on any training investment.

The rate of change in FEA and CFD technology is becoming exponential. ANSYS is acquiring technology through acquisitions as well as advanced in-house development. This is evidenced by a major software release on an annual basis that results in a new tool that must be studied to take full advantage of its ever growing capabilities.  With this accelerated rate of change, the GAP between what an analyst is trained to do and what the software is capable of doing, is growing at an accelerated rate as well.  The net result is a growing group of analysts whose skills lag behind the current technology and processes.
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Whether you are an analyst or managing a group of analysts, any discussion on the need for or the value of training should include the following:

  • What is the true cost of struggling with a new analysis when compared to the one-time cost of training (both GAP and Skills Development)?
  • How likely is it that an analyst can get an analysis done in a pre-determined length of time and, in addition, learn a new, more efficient way of doing it using a new or modified set of tools?     
  • If there has not been a significant change (during the previous several years) in the way a numerical analysis is being approached, then to a very high probability, the analysis process is out-dated and therefore very likely, sub optimal. 
  • Utilizing GAP and Skills Development Training provides a significant ROI by investing in what is needed to apply the latest technological advancements already available with your existing annual software maintenance (TECS).


To find out how you can take advantage of this new paradigm in training, please contact your local SimuTech Office.
 

Events Calendar

Please join us for our Events: Seminar, Hands-on Workshop, User Group or Open House meetings.DM Gear 1

The focus is on improving your company's design and engineering productivity by making your products lighter, stronger, cheaper to design and manufacture and at higher quality level.

You have already invested in simulation tools or seriously considering the investment.  Now take the time to learn how to maximize that investment.


 

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ANSYS User Group Meeting - Edmonton
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
Edmonton South
2440 Calgary Trail
Edmonton, AB T6J 5J6

Thurs, July 24
4:00 - 7:00 PM

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ANSYS User Group Meeting - Calgary
Craft Beer Market
345 10 Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0A5

Tues, July 22
4:00 - 7:00 PM

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ANSYS 15.0 Update Meeting - Toronto
SimuTech Group - Canada
50 Ronson Dr., Suite 120
Toronto, ON M9W 1B3

Thurs, May 1
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Fatigue & Durability: Explained
Hyatt Place Salt Lake City Downtown
55 North 400 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Tues, Apr 29
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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ANSYS 15.0 Update Meeting - Chicago
Oakton Community College
Room 1610
1600 E. Golf Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Wed, Apr 169:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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Fatigue & Durability: Explained
Crowne Plaza Montreal Airport
6600 Cote De Liesse
Montreal, QC H4T 1E3

Tues, Apr 15
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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ANSYS 15.0 Update Meeting - NY
New York Wine & Culinary Center
800 South Main Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Tues, Apr 1
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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ANSYS User Group Meeting - CO
C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery
1257 West 120th Avenue 
Westminster, CO 80234

Tues, Mar 18
4:00 - 7:00 PM

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ANSYS 15.0 Update Meeting - BC
Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
Tiffany C Room
6083 McKay Avenue
Burnaby, BC V5H 2W

Wed, Mar 12
8:30 AM - Noon

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ANSYS 15.0 Update Meeting
INO
2740 rue Einstein
Québec, Québec
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Tues, Feb 25
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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ANSYS 15.0 Update Meeting
CIARA
9300, Transcanada Highway
Saint-Laurent, Québec
H4S 1K5

Wed, Feb 1910:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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ANSYS 15.0 Update Meeting
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
6200 Quarry Lane
Independence, OH 44131

Wed, Feb 19
8:45 - 11:45 AM
1:15 - 4:15 PM

 

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ANSYS 15.0 Update Meeting
Priority Design
501 Morrison Road, Suite 102
Columbus, OH 43230

Thurs, Feb 6
1:30 - 4:30 PM

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 ANSYS User Group - Colorado
C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery
1257 West 120th Avenue 
Westminster, CO 80234

Tues, Oct 22


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ANSYS Fatigue & Durability Workshop
Hilton Garden Inn -
Toronto/Brampton
2648 Steeles Avenue East
Brampton, ON L6S6J9

Tues, Oct 15

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ANSYS Fatigue & Durability Workshop
DoubleTree Denver-Thorton
83 East 120th Avenue
Thorton, CO 80233

Tues, Oct 15

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ANSYS Fatigue & Durability Workshop
Holiday Inn
Cleveland - S. Independence
6001 Rockside Rd.
Independence, OH 44131

Tues, Oct 8

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ANSYS Fatigue & Durability Workshop
Donald E. Stephens
Convention Center
5555 N. River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Tues, Oct 1

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ANSYS Fatigue & Durability Workshop
University of British Columbia
Student Union Building (SUB), Room 209
6138 Student Union Boulevard
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1

Tues, Sept 17

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ANSYS Hardware Information

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ANSYS is committed to providing timely releases of high-quality software products on current computing platforms that are well-suited for engineering simulations. We monitor industry trends and customer needs in order to select the right computing platforms to certify and support, periodically eliminating support for aging platforms and adding support for new platforms. This article provides a high-level summary of our current platform support strategy and near-term plans.

ANSYS General Platform Support Strategy
The ANSYS platform support strategy is as follows:

  • We focus on support of Windows and Linux operating systems, running on x64 processors from Intel and AMD. These are the dominant platforms for engineering simulation today.
  • As customers migrate from 32-bit to 64-bit, our focus is shifting to 64-bit versions. This shift started with ANSYS 14.0 in 2011, with Linux supported as 64-bit only for most applications. Migration away from 32-bit Windows is likely to occur in ANSYS releases during 2013.
  • We only support enterprise editions of Linux from Red Hat and Novell. Unlike consumer editions or open-source versions, Enterprise Linux versions provide long-term operating system stability and product maintainability. Other Linux variants are not certified or supported.

ANSYS 14.5 Supported Platforms
ANSYS 14.5 is the currently released version. The specific operating system versions supported by ANSYS 14.5 are documented and posted at http://www.ansys.com/Support/Platform+Support. ANSYS 14.5 includes support for the following:

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and 6 (64-bit)
  • Novell SuSE Enterprise Linux Server and Desktop (SLES / SLED) 10 and 11 (64-bit)

Not all applications are supported on all of these platforms. See detailed information, by product, at the URL noted above. In particular, ANSYS 14.5 products stemming from the Ansoft acquisition do not support Windows Vista and are not yet certified on Windows 8.

Platform support for the ANSYS License Manager includes some additional platforms, as noted below.

Platforms Dropped at ANSYS 14.5
The following ANSYS 14.0 platform is no longer supported for ANSYS 14.5 applications:

  • Intel Itanium (Linux/Itanium, SGI ProPack/Itanium)

Platforms to be Dropped in Future Releases
Tables 1 through 3, below, summarize the platform support roadmap for ANSYS products. As shown in the tables, ANSYS 14.5 will very likely be the last release on the following platforms:

  • Windows VISTA (32-bit and 64-bit)
    • Future releases will include binaries for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit, which will very likely continue to run on VISTA, but VISTA will not be formally certified
  • SLES 10 (64-bit)
    • Future releases will not include a Linux binary that will run on SLES 10

You should begin migration away from these platforms to prepare for the ANSYS releases in 2013 and beyond. In addition, ANSYS 15 (and/or releases in 2013) will likely be the final releases to support:

  • 32-bit Windows
  • Windows XP

Platform Support for the ANSYS License Manager
The ANSYS License Manager is supported on all platforms that are supported for ANSYS 14.5 applications. In addition, the ANSYS License Manager is supported on 32-bit Linux. The following is the complete list of platforms supported for the ANSYS License Manager at 14.5.

  • Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008, R2 and HPC versions (64-bit)
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 (64-bit)
  • Novell SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 10 and 11 SP1 (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Solaris 10 SPARC

License manager platforms no longer supported at 14.5 are:

  • Solaris 10 / x64
  • Intel Itanium (Linux/Itanium)

ANSYS 15 (and/or releases in 2013) will likely drop support for the ANSYS License Manager on 32-bit Linux platforms, specifically:

  • RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 (32-bit)
  • Novell SuSE Enterprise Linux (SLES) 10 and 11 (32-bit)

ANSYS Quality Assurance Services
ANSYS Quality Assurance Services customers should refer to each release's Installation Guide for details on which platforms are supported in each initial release. Typically, QA Services and the associated Verification Testing Packages are supported only for platforms supported in the initial release. Contact the local SimuTech Office for information about ANSYS, Inc.'s QA Services.

Feedback?
If you have any questions or concerns about ANSYS platform support, please visit the ANSYS platform support page at http://www.ansys.com/Support/Platform+Support, contact SimuTech technical support team, or send an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In addition, if you have platforms that you would like ANSYS to consider supporting in the future, please e-mail those requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Your feedback is important to ANSYS and SimuTech and will determine our future platform support plans.

Table 1: ANSYS Roadmap - Windows

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Table 2: ANSYS Roadmap – Linux

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Table 3: ANSYS Roadmap – Solaris

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ANSYS Capture License Server Information

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Procedure to obtain data necessary to create ANSYS, Inc. license key(s):

Run the following procedure on each system that you have designated to be a license server.

The system will ask you to answer several questions about yourself and your company. The system's hostname, FLEXlm hostid and hostid type will be displayed along with other information.

Please forward this information to your SimuTech sales representative so that license key(s) can be created for you.

Windows systems:

  1. From the list below, download the appropriate Windows zip file for the license server machine’s operating system (OS).
  2. Unzip the zip file.
  3. Run the AnsRegSvr.exe file on the license server machine.
  4. In the AnsRegSvr utility’s dialog box, enter the information for your site and then press the OK button to display the license server information. (If you do not know your customer number, leave that information blank.)
  5. Press the dialog’s ‘Create File’ button and select the desired file location.
  6. Repeat this process for any other Windows systems that will be license servers.
  7. Return this file to your SimuTech sales representative.

NOTE: nCode licenses must be created using the machine’s Ethernet address. If you need a license for nCode, this special hostid type can be retrieved by opening a command prompt window, going to the directory containing the AnsRegSvr.exe file, and issuing the following command: .\AnsRegSvr.exe /e

UNIX/Linux systems:

  1. From the list below, download the tar file for the UNIX/Linux system that will be a license server.
  2. Untar the tar file (tar xvf <tar_file_name>) where <tar_file_name> is the name of the tarfile.
  3. Follow the instructions in the README file contained in the tar file.
  4. Repeat this process for any other UNIX/Linux systems that will be license servers
  5. Return this file to your SimuTech sales representative.

 


 

O/S File
Windows 32 WIN32.zip
Windows x64 WINX64.zip
Sun SPARC 64 SOLUS64.tar
Linux 32 LIN32.tar
Linux x64 LINX64.tar