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Pipe Flow Expert Software x dwg Isometrics compatibility

In my office we use the pipe flow expert software for project and model pipe systems. But usually we redesign all of the isometrics made on dwg cad. Has any one any idea how to reuse the dwg drawing ...
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Similarities Between Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering [closed]

Im a high school student and I am writing an essay regarding my passion in various subjects of science, i chose engineering. I love learning about computers and coding etc and I'm also a great fan of ...
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How did mechanical engineers work before SolidWorks?

I am studying a bunch of stuff related to mechanical engineering and am considering an eventual switch to the field after taking the necessary classes. I'm older, and I took drafting classes in high ...
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Easy software for : Multibody dynamics of rigid bodies?

I am currently searching for an easy-to-use tool to understand/simulate multibody dynamics of rigid bodys. I have no engineering or mechanics background (I am from IT) and I feel that I cannot imagine ...
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Strain gauge measurement using NI 9944

I am trying to measure the strain on a part using a strain gauge. The gauge is a 120 $\Omega$ strain gauge from HBM. I am using National Instruments (NI) hardware and LabVIEW software to capture the ...
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Formation of robot links programmatically in Solidworks

Spherical Parallel Manipulator in SolidWorks My question is a continuation of the topic. Is it possible to form the links and joints of the robot not manually, but programmatically in Solidworks? For ...
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VPython Simulation of Coupled Oscillators Not Displaying Normal Modes Properly

The VPython code found at the following link https://glowscript.org/#/user/cody825/folder/Lab8/program/CoupledMassSpringSystemCopy/edit Aims to simulate a 6-mass, 7-spring coupled oscillator system. ...
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What tools are used to design and 'program' shape-memory polymers?

I've been reading about shape-memory polymers. However, it is not clear to me what tools could be used to design the ultimate shape (the shape one obtains after applying for example electricity or ...
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Spherical Parallel Manipulator in SolidWorks

I need a little help with SolidWorks. I need to assemble such a mechanism, which I am currently working on. But I get a rather complicated and cumbersome algorithm: First, I build a "wireframe&...
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Is there a free software that will let me solve thermodynamic cycles?

is there a free software that would let me calculate pressure, volume, and temperature at "corners" of a thermodynamic cycle as well as calculate efficiency and other parameters, given some ...
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Perfectly Matched Layer (PML) for Plates in COMSOL

I am modelling infinite plate domain in COMSOL for frequency simulation. I need to apply absorbing boundary conditions all around the boundaries and I could not find PML option for plates. Could ...
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Ripple tank simulation for simulating light waves? [closed]

Can anyone help shedding some light on how ripple tanks are programmed? example I'm looking to simulate light waves, to perform theoretical calculations, as opposed to for just visual effect. The ones ...
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Making a three phase squirrel cage induction motor in PLECS?

I was just curious if I was to make a Three phase squirrel cage induction motor connected to a mechanical load System Block Diagram in PLECS with a rated frequency of 60hz, 6 poles, 220V rated stator ...
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Trying to find proper Open source CAD Software For the Automatic Tooth Comparing [closed]

I am trying to do the Automatic Tooth's CAD Compare for Tooth crowns preparation. One software for this work is the PrepCheck software and do it like shown below (YouTube video)]6 So it must be done ...
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How to make a wireless modem using a normal Wi-Fi router and a 4g usb modem

I have a normal TP link (Model: TL-WR841N) router and an USB 4g modem. But the WIFI router does not have any USB port. I want to connect the USB modem with the router, want to share internet ...
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Why use python over MATLAB? [closed]

So in my bachelors and throughout my engineering degree, we did everything in MATLAB. But I've heard that many companies use python over matlab. Trying Python out for myself, it seems harder to use in ...
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how can i find Spectral Acceleration (Sa(T1; 5%))?

I want to do incremental dynamic analysis (IDA) for my project and for hunt and fill algorithm i need the 5% damped Spectral Acceleration at the structure’s first-mode period (Sa(T1; 5%)) . Can i find ...
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What is that 3D software

I was wondering what is the 3D software being use ( picture below ) Thanks in advance!
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Who wrote the 1990's piece about the object oriented toaster?

In the 1990's (or earlier?), an unattributed piece was written about an electrical engineer and a software developer who were tasked with building a toaster. You can view the piece in its entirety ...
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What part is this and how do I create it in Fusion 360?

I am new to Fusion 360 and I am trying to create a plastic part that snaps onto a plastic tube (torus in Fusion 360). Unfortunately, I am not sure what the name of the plastic part is, and I have been ...
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How to model leaning columns in opensees?

I want to modelling three buildings next to each other in opensees software . Duo to modelling leaning columns , buildings overlap with each other . Now my question is that for 3 adjacent buildings ...
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Shop for process data acquisition equipment and software

I have used the Dataq products for brief data studies to troubleshoot equipment on a manufacturing environment. I am now considering a project to watch pressures, signals and other data collected from ...
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Engineering calculations in a tool that will handle units [closed]

I know Mathcad handles units along with numbers which makes it easier to avoid errors by tracking units the way we would by hand. e.g. 250 kW + 500 W I just ...
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How are common free body diagrams and similar illustrations made?

Over my education I've come across tons of engineering illustrations, most commonly free body diagrams and similar. I still do not know what software(s) is used to generate these. So many look very ...
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Macro to atomic scale software

Is there a software that exists that takes a macro object for example a MacBook casing and its composition (Aluminum) and allow you to zoom between the macro scale (a fully rendered MacBook) and the ...
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Custom Models in Process Engineering

I'm using Aspen Custom Modeler to create a model to be used in Aspen Plus and Aspen Plus Dynamics, and I'm having trouble figuring out how to code the mass balance, energy balance, etc. I'm ...
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In what (free) software can I draw bodies in a 3D coordinate system?

I'm looking for a software in which I can make images of this kind.
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C++ simulate physical audio output

I am searching for help with simulating a physical audio device and get its input from the OS (mainly Windows and Linux). Couldn't find any information about this so far. The idea is to block the ...
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What CAD software is this?

In Rocket Lab's presentation video, at around 00:21, you can see some engineer work with CAD software. Here's a screenshot: Can anyone recognize which software they're using? Asking for a friend.
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Issue with collapsed element in LISA Finite Element Analysis

I'm new to the FEA world and trying to learn the ropes through resources available online. I've imported a model into LISA FEA that I would like to analyze, however, when I press solve to conduct my ...
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Solving a linear mass balance equation in the form of Ax = 0 with variables in vector x

I have been tasked with solving a series of linear equations in the form of Ax = b, where b is the zero vector. Specifically, I have a matrix E which is 4x7 and a column vector r which is 7x1, as ...
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How to use a specific list of components in a stream in ASPEN-HYSYS?

In HYSYS it is possible to create multiple lists of components using their proper fluid package to better calculate the properties of very different molecules. Here I defined two lists: List 1 List ...
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algorithm to compare items in a set

Let's say that I have $14$ regular matrices of order $4$. I'd like to compare the data of each matrix with all 13 others to see if there's a match Is there an algorithm that can accomplish this task?...
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How do I measure the time taken for a laser to cut a metal?

I am a placement student and was given a project asking to measure the time taken for the laser to cut a metal and send it to Excel into a spreadsheet automatically. I am a computer science student ...
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Abaqus Failure for I-Beam Section in Major direction only

For my 4th year dissertation in Civil Engineering I've got to investigate the difference between BS5950, Eurocode 3 and ABAQUS failures. The only thing is, in the BS5950 and Eurocode 3 the failure can ...
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Software: Is it okay to charge client for project refactoring? [closed]

Refactoring is a daily thing in engineers life, and I wondered if it's common practice to charge client for refactoring. Let me know (all) your thoughts on this, Thanks!
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How do you implement a pattern over a bent plate in Autodesk Inventor?

I am attaching the model part as an Image below for your reference:- I need the pattern like this on the above model. I have the model shown above, and want to put embossed lines 0.2 mm thick with 0....
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How should the assignment to test software for a vehicle’s VCU be aproached?

As a graduation project, I was assigned to solve the following problem: How can the vehicle’s behaviour be simulated in the form of a testing programme, with which the VCU software can be fully ...
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How can Engineering Equation Solver solve both equations and a table? [closed]

I don't know why they tried to ruin EES by doing this, but what people want to do is have the solver recognize an equation with a variable, and then take that same variable and plot a table of it with ...
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What standards exist regarding diagnostic systems in automotive engineering?

I'm designing a diagnostic system that simulates an environment and user input for a dummy vehicle. All possible critical situations are simulated in order to find out whether any errors are triggered,...
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Can someone export file from prt.1 to step? [closed]

I have 2 files in prt, and I need to render this parts but my software can't open this. Could someone export this files for me to step? https://www.dropbox.com/s/m9ysajdp6vo89od/pokretlo1.prt.1?dl=0 ...
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I’m a civil engineering consultant, and I am analyzing different properties across US to develop long-term property maintenance plans

I am looking for some pretty specific tasks to be carried out by a software program. I’m currently using Civil 3D, but I can’t help but think there is a better program (or at least a better Autodesk ...
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How to uninstall SIMATIC STEP 7-Micro/WIN V4.0.8.06?

I recently installed SIMATIC STEP 7-Micro/WIN V4.0.8.06 but cancelled the installation after some steps. But the program appears in the control panel and when I try to uninstall it, the error:- "Did ...
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How do markers, blocks, and parts work in MSC Adams? [closed]

What are the properties, purposes and relationships between: Markers, Blocks and Parts in MSC Adams? I don't understand how to use them properly.
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dSPACE compiler linker error -- fscanf undefined

I'm dealing with a somewhat intractable problem. We're running dSPACE 7.4 (RTI 1006) on MATLAB 2011a, which I understand uses the dSPACE DS1006 C Compiler v. 2.2. When I try to compile one of our ...
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Best software for 3D modeling and simulation semiconductors? [closed]

Need to design 3D model of photodiode and calculate it (interaction light with semiconductor). What software product would be better for this objective and why? Important criteria: Big library ...
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Heat load calculations with heated air changes

I am working on a building project that requires a high ventilation rate for fire safety: 6 air changes per hour (ACH). The winter design temperature is -14, so moving that much air through the ...
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Is Fusion 360 compatible with SolidWorks?

I.e. can I save a model in Fusion 360 that can then be opened in SolidWorks?
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"Set redefined" Error When Running a Restart Job in Abaqus 6.12-1

Using Abaqus 6.12-1, I am trying to submit a restart job with an added step. I've followed exactly the instructions in section 19.6.5 of Abaqus 6.12-1 CAE user's manual, but receive this error: A ...
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How reliable is a QR code reader?

I'm currently designing a project for a local museum through Purdue University's engineering class. My team has come down to three options: Trying on a space suit with functioning parts Looking ...
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