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Can two different modeling programs be used to confirm the results of each other?

Computer Models Computer modeling is used in various engineering fields. I am specifically considering structural analysis or finite element analysis (FEA). Sometimes models are used to speed up ...
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Why choose approximation over interpolation to implement digital lofting?

Before widespread use of digital computers lofting was done using a thin flexible strip, called spline, held in place by a series of weights. This technique is a type of interpolation (curve exactly ...
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How to notate the position of a train?

How is the position of a train modeled in a computer control system? I can think of two basic approaches but I am not sure which (if any) are used in the real world. Lat, Long Ex: (-42, 23) The ...
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Determining the microstructure of steel after welding in modern computer software

How can the microstructure of steel after welding be determined in modern computer software? I am aware that there are 'classic' methods of predicting microstructures like Schaeffler, DeLong or WRC ...
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How to solve an overconstrained static free body diagram?

How does Force Effect https://forceeffect.autodesk.com do it? Given a 10m long bar angled as the hypotenuse of a 3, 4, 5 triangle with an xy pin constraint a (0,0), another xy constraint at (4,3), ...
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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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Staad - structure design

I have trial version of STAAD.Pro software and I am trying to figure out why my calculation are not same as manual one. I have modeled simple structure. But I don't want to have beams 1,27,26,25,24. ...
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Can not boot BeagleBone Black with 4D LCD touch screen using pre-built Android images [closed]

I am using a BeagleBone Black, Revision B with a 4D Systems LCD touch screen. The screen worked initially with a stock Angstrom or Debian distribution but I want to use Android instead. I tried to ...
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GIM Mechanism Software (Kinematics / Analysis / Synthesis)

I've recently discovered a very awesome software tool for the synthesis and analysis of mechanisms. The tool is called GIM, from Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao, Department of Mechanical Engineering,...
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How do I loop through annotations in NX using the NXOpen API in VB?

I'm writing a script to extract all the dimensions from a 2D drawing in NX. In doing so, I have been able to get the dimensions and tolerances on all sheets, along with the zone numbers. This has been ...
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Viability of creating a wireless LAN bridge between mobiles and PCs using a portable router? [closed]

I am creating a network to share files between a mobile device and multiple PCs directly through a LAN. The purpose of which is to use smart phones to capture files from remote devices which are ...
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Possible Hazards of Software Controlled Systems (Ex. Airline GPS/Elevator)?

I am currently reading through a book on Software Engineering principles, with a lot of the content having to do with proper approaches to software development methodologies and project management ...
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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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Engineering calculations in a tool that will handle units

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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unable to install Actuators to a LABVIEW based Engineering Test System

I need to install an actuators to LABVIEW base test system because the old actuators are defective. We cannot purchase the old actuators because they are obsolete. The old actuators communicated using ...
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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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PSCAD question regarding how to use graphs

so this question is to do with coursework, but I just need some guidance as I am not exactly sure where I'm going wrong. I missed my 2 weeks of practical classes due to my roommate having covid-19, so ...
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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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Proper open-source software to compare only interior walls of specific location stl scanner files

I Like to compare two stl file of dental cast for interior walls changes at specific part of the stl file like this: I have seen this question: How to compare/quantify (populate) two .stl models ...
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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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ADAMS/View - how to plot part orientation?

it is a simple question but I am new to this software. Both in Postprocessor and within Measure Characteristic options there are only angular velocities and accelerations - and no angle (orientation) ...
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Which states offer PE licensure for Software Engineering?

Which U.S. states offer Professional Engineer (PE) licensure for software engineering? In my research, few of the state licensing boards listed on the NCEES site include the Software Engineering ...
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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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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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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.