Integrating CAD modeling with finite element analysis (FEA) is a classic engineering challenge. These two disciplines approach their tasks in fundamentally different ways, using vastly different technology and tools. Yet, the two must somehow work together and produce systems that seamlessly integrate the required form and functionality. In order to get the most ROI from simulation, it is best to conduct analysis as early as possible in the product development process. Too often, analyst had no choice but to wait for CAD data before they could begin their work.
Now you can easily and quickly conduct finite element analysis simulations with full associativity to CAD in a single user environment. What's more, you can conduct these analyses early in the product development process, when simulation can have the greatest impact on product design and quality. Comet/ StructuralFEA enables you to simulate the performance of structures and mechanisms - both static and dynamic - using FEA codes in concert with CAD modeling.
Comet/ StructuralFEA enables you to work with your choice of CAD and FEA applications from multiple vendors - without translations and without having to build and maintain subroutines and linkages to pass data back and forth between systems. These tedious, time-consuming, and error-prone activities are eliminated with Comet/ StructuralFEA. You'll work with a single model in a single environment.
For example, if you use Pro/ENGINEER for design and ANSYS or MSC.Nastran for finite element analysis, your workgroup faces at least two different software environments. Even if you have expert users for each of these systems, valuable time is wasted moving data back and forth, creating and recreating models for each simulation and iteration. It's not only a manual, error-prone process, it also limits the use and impact of product simulation.
With Comet/ StructuralFEA, you only need to build and maintain a single project, which streamlines your process and eliminates errors. For example, changes made to the model in the Pro/ENGINEER CAD mode are fully associative to the ANSYS FEA model - and vice versa.