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  1. Aug 21, 2019 #1

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  2. Aug 21, 2019 #2

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    Blane,

    If you get this, please let us know if the new CFD package is the really good one - FLOW Sim - or the very limited one they've been including with the Basic/Student version for a while. Ditto for the FEA program.

    Also, do you actually have a program installed on your computer or is it one of those Cloud deals that runs on the internet?

    Thanks.
     
  3. Aug 21, 2019 #3

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    I am not sure, but I believe no internet no work.

    The first question I am less sure about but what they are giving is getting better, it now includes a professional version of CAD.
     
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    I plan to go with the new version soon. Looking forward to having the whole suite of part constraints and assemblies in FEA.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2019 #5

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    and vibe? and laminates? course that takes some computing power.
     
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    I can't speak to the requirements for laminates. But a vibration analysis can solve very quickly if you have isotropic materials and you use simple 'element' models to represent the structure instead of meshed bricks.
     
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    Oh gawd... I'm too old to learn Solidworks. It's been on my computer for quite a while. Daring me to delve into it. If I do, nothing else will get done around here for a long long time.
     
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    It is humbling.
     
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    SW is pretty easy. Getting old is humbling. But that is what you meant!? ;)
     
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    Bill!

    I just downloaded and relaunched my new EAA version as my old one was getting close to expiring. How did it go? What I forgot to do was the click on the expansion tab of what files to delete (it is best to delete all the SW's system files, not you models and do a clean load), I am not sure I got all the old files, so I manually delete a couple of folders, I don't know if I got all the registry files, but so far it runs fine. Some problems with loading may have been my internet provider, it got real slow and hung up,and this is w/ firewall off and a direct line into our router to my laptop (IMHO those 2 things details are a must do, this is a big download).

    Regardless, I did get it done. The new version does have some Sim in it, I am not sure if it is the full version, I haven't had the time to tinker. This new download has a PCB module, however it does not have the CAM module like the EAA 18'-19' did. I elected not to take the PCB module as I also received some errors in regards to MS-SQL 2012 database not being up to snuff for this feature to run. Frankly I am not interested in the wiring/PCB, so I did not put in the code and it finally loaded.

    Again it is running fine, actually seems a bit quicker, and I look forward to giving my presentation at the October meeting for our Chapter!

    My best,
    Anthony
     
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    Spoken like someone who hasn't met "Arthur" yet. Maybe you will be fortunate. But I used to draw up stuff with a drafting board for people when I built things like decks and additions, it helped sometimes and sometimes I saw they got someone else to build my drawing … America land of the free. I like Solidworks but currently it's ability's far surpass my ability to harness them. Kinda' like putting a guy who's used a harrow all his life into an International Harvester.
     
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    Have not done mine yet... had lots of other stuff going.
     

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