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CAD to CAE: Best Practice for Data Transfer



The existing paradigm for 3D data transfer between softwares is to use neutral file formats such as STEP, SAT, IGES.  There are a number of issues related to this procedure ranging from loss of parametric fidelity to simple conversion errors and misrepresentation of geometry.  The purpose of this webinar is to shed light on an alternate method whereby analysis is performed directly in the MCAD environment.  There are several advantages to this approach which alleviates many of the headaches associated with 3D analysis.  Please join this complimentary webinar to consider an alternative, more efficient, analysis methodology.

What You Will Learn

  • The existing methodology and its limitations
  • How CAD data should be prepared for analysis
  • Treatment of CAD data in the CAE tool
  • Understand the benefits of immersed boundary meshes and its applicability for complex geometry
  • How to effectively perform parametric analyses for variant simulation

About the Presenter

Presenter Image Richard Ozaki

Richard Ozaki obtained a Master of Engineering degree from University College London after specializing in the CFD analysis of turbomachinery. He works as an EMEA Channel Application Engineer and has been a part of the Mentor Graphics Mechanical Analysis Division since 2005 working in various roles from engineering to sales. Richard specializes in the FloTHERM, FloVENT and FloEFD lines of software products where he regularly conducts training, consultancy and support.

Who Should Attend

  • CAE Users
  • CAD Users
  • Engineering Managers
  • Application Engineers

Technical Requirements

What do I need to watch and hear this web seminar?

Mentor Graphics’ web seminars are delivered using Adobe Connect. You will be able to login to the seminar room 15 minutes prior to the start time on the day of the presentation. You can hear the audio using your computer’s speakers via VoIP (Voice over IP) and background music will play prior to the beginning of the presentation.

Detailed system requirements

Microsoft® Windows

  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9, 10; Mozilla Firefox; Google Chrome
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 10.3 or later
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor and 512MB of RAM

Mac OS X

  • Mozilla Firefox; Apple Safari; Google Chrome
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3
  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor and 512MB of RAM


  • Ubuntu 10.04, 11.04; Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6; OpenSuSE 11.3
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.3


  • Apple supported devices: iPad, iPad2, iPad3; iPhone 4 and 4 S, iPod touch (3rd generation minimum recommended)
  • Apple supported OS versions summary: iOS 4.3.x, 5.x, or 6.x (5.x or higher recommended)
  • Android supported devices: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), Samsung Galaxy Tab (10.1), ASUS Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab (7”) , Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom 2, Nexus 7
  • Android supported OS versions summary: 2.2 and higher
  • Android AIR Runtime required: 3.2 or higher

Additional requirements

  • Bandwidth: 512Kbps for participants, meeting attendees, and end users of Adobe Connect applications. Connection: DSL/cable (wired connection recommended) for Adobe Connect presenters, administrators, trainers, and event and meeting hosts.
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