Apex Elite Partner

Evotech CAE Ltd have partnered with MSC Software offering technical sales and support for the complete MSC Apex CAE environment. As Elite Partners, and expert users through our consulting work, Evotech are well placed to offer Apex and support to new users with a specific interest in next-generation CAE software. Evotech can offer assistance with implementation and transition to Apex, along with dedicated and bespoke training.                                                           

As the first Apex Elite Partner in the UK, Evotech are offering something truly ground-breaking; a highly-evolved CAE and simulation environment, with the support and back-up of MSC Software.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

MSC Apex is a unique game-changing user experience, “easy-to-learn, easy-to-use”

CAE-specific direct modelling and meshing, using highly-evolved Parasolid tools for geometry/mesh manipulation, property assignment and assembly management

Integrated, incremental solver methods for solver-validated modelling and post-processing

Based on computational parts & assembly technology

Python-enabled to allow customisation and automation

USER EXPERIENCE

MSC Apex allows users to maximise direct model interaction with ‘at-mouse’ pop-ups and instructions

Control operations and component visibility at cursor, as well as icon-based approach

‘Direct Modelling’ functionality to rapidly manipulate geometry and underlying mesh

Multi-level ‘undo/redo’ capability

CAE-SPECIFIC DIRECT MODELLING

MSC Apex includes CAE-Specific Direct Modelling, which is fully-integrated with meshing operations

Tools such as ‘Push/Pull’ and ‘Vertex/Edge Drag’ can be used to quickly manipulate geometry, with quick and automatic mesh updates

Can be used in an automatic or manual process flow

Geometry/mesh relationship unique to MSC Apex, with powerful mid-surfacing and automatic property assignment from underlying CAD data

Resultant geometry exported as Parasolid, along with underlying mesh

SOLVER TECHNOLOGY

MSC Apex contains a unique, patented technology ‘Computational Parts’ which introduces a new paradigm in complex assembly FE model management and analysis

When a change is made to one of the parts, the solver architecture allows the user to incrementally regenerate and solve for only the modified portion of the assembly

Pre-computed computational parts are stored; the generative framework ensures these will be recomputed only if they are affected by a model change

Leads to an incremental validation process, reducing risk and re-work at every analysis step

RELEASE SCHEDULE

MSC Apex is currently being introduced to the market through an aggressive development programme, based on a six-monthly new version release cycle    

The current ‘Fossa’ capability (October 2016) contains solver technology focused on Linear Static, Normal Modes and Frequency Response analysis, via the patented ‘Computational Parts’ technology

The ‘Grizzly’ release (Spring 2017) will include Linear Buckling, as well as significant modelling and assembly progression

Future releases from 2017 will include Non-Linear Analysis, Optimisation (including an interface with the ‘Direct Modelling’ geometry engine), Composites and Multi-Body Dynamics

MSC ONE LICENSING

MSC Apex is offered via the MSC One token-based licensing system, allowing access to the bulk of the MSC Software simulation product portfolio

The unit token cost of MSC Apex Modeller and Structures also enables direct usage of such MSC products as Patran, Nastran, Adams and Marc (all of which interface seamlessly with Apex output)

Efficient and flexible purchasing options are available for all end-user types from large-scale global enterprises through to single-seat consulting firms with heavy constraints on expenditure

About Evotech CAE

Evotech Computer-Aided Engineering Ltd is an Engineering Consultancy based in the UK, specialising in Product Development through advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA). With a background predominately in the Aerospace industry, Evotech CAE are expert in multi-scale model development, analysis and structural optimisation.

Evotech CAE's Lead Engineer, Dr Steffan Evans, has over 20 years experience of advanced FEA and holds a Doctor of Engineering degree in Structural Optimisation, Chartered Engineer Status, and NAFEMS PSE Certification at advanced level (including Non-Linear Analysis, Composites, Optimisation and FE Model Verification).

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Contact Evotech CAE

38 Higher Bank Road, Fulwood,
Preston, Lancashire UK PR2 8PE

Email: info@evotechcae.com

Telephone: +44 7968 439055