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Educational materials and references
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Many  Scan&Solve users have asked for educational materials, references, and tutorials.     Of course,  the more you know, the more effective your use of the software will be.    But it is an…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ian Boyd Oct 28, 2011.

 

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Vadim Shapiro replied to Kyle Miller's discussion 'Hydrofoil Structural Analysis Solved!'
"Kyle,  this is great!   Thanks very much for posting.     What kind of class was it?  "
Apr 17, 2014
Vadim Shapiro replied to Stuart Friedberg's discussion 'Some directions for feature growth'
"Stuart,  thank you very much for this very thoughtful post.  Some of the features you envision (such as bonded assemblies)   should be "coming soon" in the future versions of Scan&Solve. Others (such as general contact)…"
Apr 9, 2014
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Concrete Mobius Strip

"Very nice ... what are you going to do with it?"
Mar 5, 2014
Vadim Shapiro commented on Benj Shapiro's video
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Scan&Solve on STL Model of Free-Form Sculpture

"Armido,  have you tried SnSMesh?   It supercedes the process in this video, because it works directly on "solid meshes".    Does it do what you wanted?   We would be interested in getting your feedback.  …"
Dec 29, 2012
Vadim Shapiro replied to Kristoffer Josefsson's discussion 'Solid mesh support'
"Kris,  have you tried SnSMesh?  Does it do what you wanted?   We would be interested in getting your feedback.   Also,  we are looking for user models that we could use for demonstration purposes.   If you have anything…"
Dec 29, 2012
Vadim Shapiro replied to Jordi Bayer Resplandis's discussion 'Solve a model with more than 20000 mesh'
"Jordi,  have you tried SnSMesh?  Does it do what you wanted?   We would be interested in getting your feedback.   Also,  we are looking for user models that we could use for demonstration purposes.   If you have…"
Dec 29, 2012
Vadim Shapiro replied to Jay K. Jeffries's discussion 'Extruded Aluminum Arm Solid Issues'
"Jay,  this question came up before.      The correct Boolean union should preserve all internal details of course,  but Rhino does not seem to handle this correctly.   An earlier discussion proposed a workaround,…"
Nov 18, 2012
Vadim Shapiro replied to CraigWilkins's discussion 'Rhino Modeling Method for " Welded" Square Tube Frame ?'
"It looks like I missed the last question -- my apologies.   Scan&Solve always work on the native geometry with all internal details as represented in the solid.    However,   accuracy of the  simulation results depends…"
Nov 18, 2012
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Meshfree simulation for meshes? (The story behind SnSMesh)

Meshfree simulation for meshes?The model of Michelangelo’s David is scanned and reconstructed as a mesh with 1,712,240 triangles (courtesy of Digital Michelangelo project at Stanford University.)This may sound very confusing.  If meshing is bad, then why are we using meshes?  And if you already have a mesh, then why not use it for…See More
Oct 8, 2012
Vadim Shapiro replied to isk's discussion 'Request for references'
"Glad to hear that SnSScript is doing what it is supposed to do!   When you are asking about "convergence behavior of this method" are you asking about the SnS solver?   For numerical purposes,  it is an improved…"
Aug 9, 2012
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DISPLACEMENT SISMA CAMPANILE

"Very nice!   What are the loads?  "
Jul 13, 2012
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"Thank you,  Bob!   We need all the love and support we can get! Are you going to tell people how to order one?  :-)"
Jul 6, 2012
Vadim Shapiro replied to Peter Stanley's discussion 'self weight?'
"Peter,  there is a gravity checkbox on the lower right;  all you have to do is to restrain the bottom faces of the structure to provide support and click the gravity box.     The first part of this video  shows how…"
Jul 5, 2012
Vadim Shapiro replied to Bob Johansson's discussion 'A Baby is Born'
"Indeed,  meshing  is not an issue ... as long as it "works".   But often it does not.  Meshing cannot "work" because, by definition,  it has to deal with many unsolved problems of model repair, adapt…"
Mar 1, 2012
Vadim Shapiro replied to Bob Johansson's discussion 'A Baby is Born'
"Anthony,  thanks very much for you thoughtful and insightful  comments.  No offense taken.    I do not think that anybody was suggesting the compare S&S analysis capabilities with ANSYS which costs two orders of…"
Mar 1, 2012
Vadim Shapiro replied to Bob Johansson's discussion 'A Baby is Born'
"Thanks Bob.   Very interesting.  Would love to see some examples ... and see what Scan&Solve would do with them. ... so a better motto could be:    " freeing employers from the oppression of the…"
Mar 1, 2012

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Meshfree simulation for meshes? (The story behind SnSMesh)

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Posted on October 8, 2012 at 8:30pm

What is the most important feature of Scan&Solve?

Simplicity of operation.  Over 80% of the several hundred users who filled  out the feedback survey indicate that simplicity of operation is  particularly important feature of the software.  Surprised?   Not  reliability, not predictability,  not freedom from mesh,  and not even  ability to handle complex NURBs geometry, which was selected by just  over 50% of respondents and came in as a distant second important feature.



Now, keeping things simple is anything but… Continue

Posted on February 11, 2011 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Finite Element Analysis: (Mesh)Free At Last!

Over the last fifty years, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has become the predominant tool in engineering analysis, offered by virtually all Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) vendors and used in a majority of analysis and simulation applications. Yet, the acceptance and adoption of CAE tools has been slow, largely because they are still difficult to apply to realistic geometric models. By all accounts, the main culprit is not the FEA method itself, but the process of preparing geometric data in a… Continue

Posted on August 22, 2010 at 11:30pm

Scan&Solve - twenty years in the making

That is right -- this is how long it took to transform a simple idea of in-situ analysis into a working commercial product. The fundamental principle is straightforward: once you have a geometric representation of a shape, you know everything there is to know about it, and should be able to compute whatever is needed directly from this native representation, without converting into something called "mesh". Why would anybody want to deal with repair, simplification, defeaturing, bad meshes, and… Continue

Posted on July 22, 2010 at 11:00am

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At 1:54am on August 12, 2010, Jan Slanina said…
Thanks for your reply. I am sure that Bob McNeel can you give good insight into Rhino market. As for our company - we have territorial exclusivity for McNeel products for Czech and Slovak Republic and we sold over 1500 Rhino licenses so far. I also localized Rhino and many other plugins and so I would like to do with SnS. Very important market are students and schools, we sold many hundred EDU licenses - McNeel has excellent EDU licensing. Best wishes for your product and thanks for your effort!

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