Mechanical Engineering Consultants Use 3D CAD Software Comparison via Custom Motorcycle Frame: Creo vs Solidworks vs Inventor: Part 2

By | 2017-11-17T11:56:10+00:00 April 1st, 2017|CAD, Mechanical Engineering|

3D CAD Software Comparison Blog Series: Starting the Motorcycle Frame Design in Solidworks™  Welcome back to our 3D CAD software comparison blog series. Recall that in last week’s discussion, as Mechanical Engineering Consultants we introduced our plan to to model a motorcycle frame in three different 3D CAD software packages.  We gave a brief history of the three CAD software packages that Glew Engineering employs: Solidworks™, Creo™, and Inventor™. In this week’s blog, as Mechanical Engineering Consultants we use Solidworks™ CAD software to model a portion of the motorcycle frame, a simple tube, while comparing three modeling techniques: Extruding [...]

Mechanical Engineering Consulting Firm Evaluates 3D Software Using Motorcycle Frame – Part 1

By | 2017-11-19T13:52:33+00:00 March 24th, 2017|CAD, Engineering Consulting, Mechanical Engineering Consulting|

Fig. 1 A street bike shown in CAD mesh. Mechanical Engineering Consulting Group Evaluates 3D CAD Programs Mechanical Engineering Consulting Testing of Creo™, Solidworks™, and Inventor™ Mechanical Engineering Consulting service companies largely use one of three 3D CAD programs: Creo™, Solidworks™, and Inventor™.  At Glew Engineering, we have licensed seats of all three CAD mechanical design packages.  We reviewed the CAD workflow and feature sets of each 3D CAD program using motorcycle frame design as an example.  Also, we showed that some of the specialized commands of each 3D CAD software programs are better suited for specific tasks. Our engineers [...]

FEA Consulting Part 3: Meshing and Boundary Conditions

By | 2017-05-02T16:32:32+00:00 January 19th, 2016|CAD, Engineering Consulting, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Engineering|

Figure 1: Closeup, exploded view of our concrete slab mesh © Glew Engineering Consulting, 2016 We'll continue on now with our blog series on finite element analysis (FEA).  After discussing how to best set up a computer-aided design (CAD) model for FEA simulation, in this blog I'll cover the next step: meshing the model and applying boundary conditions.  "Meshing" is the process by which the CAD model is separated into discrete finite elements; it can be done in the same program that runs the FEA numerical simulation later, or it might be performed in a standalone program, depending on [...]

FEA Consulting Part 2: CAD Model Preparation

By | 2017-05-02T16:56:01+00:00 January 11th, 2016|CAD, Engineering Consulting, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Engineering|

Figure 1: Reinforced concrete mesh © Glew Engineering Consulting Welcome back to our blog series on FEA.  In the last blog entry, we introduced some of the fundamental concepts in finite element analysis (FEA).  This entry in the blog series focuses on the initial steps in preparing a computer-aided design (CAD) model ready for use in an FEA program.  Since FEA programs are very sensitive to the data they have to work with, it's important that the CAD models being analyzed are compatible with the analysis methods the FEA program uses. In order to illustrate my points throughout the blog series, I will introduce a recent [...]

FEA Consulting Part 1: Introduction

By | 2017-05-02T16:44:11+00:00 January 4th, 2016|CAD, Engineering Consulting, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Engineering|

Figure 1: FEA mesh and shear stress results for a reinforced concrete slab © Glew Engineering Consulting, 2016 Finite Element Analysis Consulting (FEA) In this series of blogs on FEA, we will first cover some basic elements common to many FEA projects, and then in subsequent blogs in this series, illustrate those methods through examples. One of the services that Glew Engineering Consulting provides is finite element analysis consulting (FEA).  FEA consulting has been a great boon to the engineering profession, allowing mechanical engineers and civil engineers to accurately model the stress and strain behavior of complicated parts and assemblies prior to building physical [...]

Computational Fluid Dynamics: Capabilities of Simulation CFD

By | 2017-05-03T13:32:41+00:00 December 19th, 2014|CAD, Engineering Consulting, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Engineering|

The value of computational fluid dynamics simulation software, and how it can be useful to an engineering firm.

Engineering Tools in the 21st Century Part 3: CAD 2D to 3D

By | 2017-05-03T15:39:46+00:00 June 7th, 2012|CAD, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Consulting, Mechanical Engineering|

Computer Aided Design Features Examined A licensed mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, as well as the other disciplines in the engineering fiel

Engineering Tools in the 21st Century Part 1: Utilizing CAD and FEA

By | 2017-05-18T15:37:29+00:00 May 24th, 2012|CAD, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Consulting, Mechanical Engineering|

Finite element analysis (FEA) and CAD are discussed as just a couple of the tools made available to Licensed Engineers today.

Working with Glew’s Industry-Leading Engineering Consulting Team

By | 2017-11-11T17:02:46+00:00 August 4th, 2011|CAD, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Consulting, Finite Element Analysis, Mechanical Engineering|

To inquire about rates or request detailed specifics of CAD, FEA or other engineering consulting services, contact Glew Engineering.

Engineering Consultants Deliver Results for Insurance Companies

By | 2017-05-19T16:05:29+00:00 May 17th, 2011|CAD, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Consulting, Mechanical Engineering|

At Glew Engineering, we bring an entire team of trained engineers to the table when taking on causation.