Im curious to know if anyone has used onshape? If so, i would like opinions on it. I have a FEA course coming up soon and im looking at the educational version of onshape to use as the modeler. I have my CSWP in solidworks, so i am familiar with solid modeling.
oh, i was looking for a general chat channel on the forum but didnt see one, so i asked my question here. thanks again
The solid modeler is called ‘Studio’. The ‘analyser’ has some basic modeling tools, but are actually only ment to draw the bounderies of the ‘design space’
After adding some forces and gliding properties, it calculates where material is needed to hold the different forces, shear, etc.
You then can use a subdivide tool to create the model.
Or model them in Studio/soldiWorks/Catia and import them to analyse motion, fea etc.
i may have to try the modeling aspect of it. Solid works is just to expensive and even the educational version from my school requires a cr@p(the forums censor the word cr@p haha) load of setup to do. I was hoping i could use sketchup pro to model, and then export as something the fea simulator could handle… BUT im not sure anymore haha.
yeah, su pro is mesh modeler or what i like to think as origami modeling haha.
I have written a xcell file that calculates mass properties based off of the volume, so as long as the shape i make in su pro is “solid” i can calculate all the mass properties. I know intact.design has a fea analyzer for stl files, but its limited.