Simcenter Mechanical

Simcenter 3D Structures Essentials

Achieve faster finite element simulation processes with Simcenter 3D Structures Essentials to rapidly improve your design's structural performance.

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CFD simulation of a vehicle component made with the Simcenter Nastran software.

Why Simcenter 3D Structures Essentials?

Benefits: Will your design survive the loading conditions it faces and meet requirements? How will you know without building expensive prototypes of your design? Structural simulation can help you answer these questions faster while reducing costs associated with physical testing.

Rapidly improve your design’s structural performance with a faster simulation process. Simcenter 3D Structures Essentials helps you efficiently build the model you need from computer-aided design (CAD) geometry faster than you can with traditional computer-aided engineering (CAE) and finite element analysis (FEA) preprocessors.

What's included in Simcenter 3D Structures Essentials?

Simcenter 3D Structures is a unified, scalable, open and extensible environment for finite element-based structural analysis. Simcenter 3D Structures Essentials is a bundle including the following:

  • Simcenter 3D Engineering Desktop
  • Simcenter Nastran Basic solver
  • Teamcenter Share

Together, Simcenter 3D Structures Essentials gives you best-in-class simulation modeling with the power to perform basic structural analysis with an industry-standard solver.

Key features:

A trusted solver
Simcenter Nastran has been used by industrial giants for over 50 years, and now you can gain access to this proven and trusted technology through Simcenter 3D Structures Essentials. Simcenter Nastran is seamlessly embedded in the Simcenter 3D environment so you can seamlessly simulate your designs for the following types of analyses:

  • Linear statics
  • Normal modes
  • Buckling
  • Steady-state and transient heat transfer

Faster simulation processes
In addition to a strong solver, Simcenter 3D Structures Essentials includes an integrated pre-/postprocessing environment that speeds the simulation process by helping you to efficiently build the model you need from CAD geometry faster than you can with traditional CAE preprocessors. With the Simcenter 3D modeling environment, you can:

  • Quickly and intuitively edit and defeature your geometry from any CAD source
  • Comprehensively mesh your model to suit the type of application you need
  • Efficiently create and manage large FE assemblies
  • Rapidly re-simulate your model after a design change

Cloud-based collaboration
Your subscription also includes access to Teamcenter Share, a next-generation, cloud-based collaboration solution from Siemens. With capabilities including secure, central storage and e-mail address-based sharing, Teamcenter Share allows you to instantly, securely and easily collaborate with colleagues, partners and customers. An Enterprise Cloud Account (ECA) will be provided to you for administrators to gain access to Teamcenter Share and delegate additional privileges.

For Teamcenter Share cloud services, a limitation of 10 authorized users (including guest users) per collaboration project applies, unless customer has purchased additional entitlements. Any volume of storage space noted above for Teamcenter Share is incremental to the floating storage of 500 GB available for use across all of customer's current subscriptions which include Teamcenter Share cloud services and which are assigned to the same tenant. Numbers noted above for authorized Users and storage for Teamcenter Share are not listed on a per quantity basis.

Except guest users, all authorized users of Teamcenter Share cloud services will receive access to "Getting Started with Siemens Xcelerator Academy" (LAAS49000) on-demand training on the Siemens Xcelerator Academy portal.

User friendly

Mechanical Designer, Mid-Market customer.

Simcenter 3D is a great tool for FEA simulation

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Best simulation software

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