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Hagerman Blog

Robert Smith

Manufacturing Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company

Recent Posts

Degrees of Freedom – Mixing Solid, Shell and Line Elements in Nastran In-CAD

Posted by Robert Smith on Jan 29, 2018 9:00:00 AM

What are “Degrees of Freedom” when working with FEA models and why do they matter? If you're new to FEA, this is a good concept to get a grasp of early on. If you are experienced, you may not have ever run into any problems related to degree of freedom limitations in finite elements – or maybe you have and just didn’t know it.

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Topics: Simulation, Nastran In-CAD

Inventor Pack and Go

Posted by Robert Smith on Nov 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

In this short video we discuss how to use the Inventor Pack and Go functionality, which is the best way to gather all the necessary components of a design for transfer or archive.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Inventor

Autodesk Inventor Stress Analysis Basic Theory

Posted by Robert Smith on Sep 14, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Have you ever used Inventor Stress Analysis? Do you know what it’s really calculating, and what the results mean? This presentation aims to give a overview of the basics of structural FEA, in the context of the Inventor Professional Stress Analysis Environment. It will be new to some, review for others, and fun for all!

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, Inventor