Mechanical Analyst (SMU)

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A Simulation Role for the Analyst that uses advanced finite element simulation techniques to understand and validate complex engineering problems
The Mechanical Analyst uses advanced finite element simulation techniques to understand and validate complex engineering problems. With extensive toolset to enhance productivity and efficiency, the Mechanical Analyst is equipped to conduct structural static, dynamic, and thermal simulation of product designs and assemblies within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. Fully integrated with both the environment and with the geometry, Mechanical Analyst provides a unique platform to collaborate, simulate, and impact design processes throughout the extended enterprise using state-of-the-art Abaqus simulation technology. On the 3DEXPERIENCE platform, users can easily share models, techniques, methods, meshing and interconnection rules, materials, results, and all other simulation data with their colleagues and other stakeholders throughout the enterprise. Mechanical Analyst defines simulation models in a seamless, intuitive experience for solution by the proven world-class Abaqus realistic simulation solvers. The toolset provides advanced capability from meshing, model management, scenario definition, execution, results visualization, and report generation, all within a fully immersive, intuitive, and modern user interface within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform. The Abaqus Specialist (PXA) role compliments Mechanical Analyst providing the Social Collaboration and PLM Services of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform to the traditional Abaqus user to accelerate digital transformation while securing existing simulation investments. See the Business Fact Sheet document for this role for more information. Mechanical Analyst includes all of the values (all the apps) from Simulation Results Analyst (SRA) for results visualization. See the Business Fact Sheet document for this role for more details. Mechanical Analyst benefits from Simulation Data Science capabilities enabling all simulation activities, models, and results to be linked, traced, managed, updated, published, re-used, and analyzed with ease by all impacted users. Mechanical Analyst inherits all of the values of the Simulation Process and Optimization (SPI) Platform Option allowing the user to develop re-usable, deployable simulation processes, enabling simulation value to be experienced as an integral part of your product development activities. See the Simulation Process and Optimization BFS for more information. The following role extensions provide additional capability when added to Mechanical Analyst: Composites Simulation Engineer (SCI) Provides composites capability plus link with CATIA composites definition Assembly Modeling Specialist (SMA) Provides support for large assembly modeling including collaborative modeling and assembly Simulation Geometry Modeler (SML) Provides basic CATIA technology for simulation model creation when seats of CATIA are not available Structural Functional Analysis Engineer (SFA) FD delivery: Provides additional capability to link with large structural assemblies defined in CATIA Fatigue Specialist (FGA) FD delivery: Provides fatigue and durability estimation capabilities to the Mechanical Analyst Converter for Nastran (NAX) Provides openness for Nastran users for import and direct Nastran export Mechanical Analyst (SMU) does not include embedded compute licensing On Premise Role Required Simulation Tokens (SET) provide compute licensing allowing sustained execution On Cloud Role Required Compute Token Packs (SVT-OC) provide licensing allowing sustained execution Optional Compute Credit Packs (CCR-OC) provide additional licensing allowing burst execution when demand exceeds available sustained execution capacity Compute Credit Packs (CCR-OC) are required to provide access to needed IT services for On Cloud computation


  • Integrated 3DEXPERIENCE provides the ability for design, engineering, and testing to collaborate effectively and efficiently including for transient time dynamic simulations.
  • Brings simulation out of the expert niche and into the core of the enterprise-wide processes to build better, less expensive, and more desirable products based on simulation-enabled design
  • Modern platform with clean, easier to learn, user interface.
  • Minimizes cost of training and shortens the learning curve of new software by providing a consistent look-and-feel and ease-of-functionality with other capabilities of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
  • Scalability to larger data sets, enabling greater fidelity.
  • Built to handle the largest possible models and model sizes, including model building, model solution, and result post-processing
  • Built-in advanced model management w/ multiple representation support
  • Allows efficient and easy switch between various simulation representations without reworking the entire model
  • Automatic creation of simulation parameters (for use in Design of Experiments)
  • Integrated with the Process management packages within the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform
  • Advanced, feature based, definition of loads and constraints
  • Loads and constraints are described on the design geometry directly
  • Industry leading high-performance solution and visualization of very large results data sets
  • Built to post-process even the largest models efficiently providing state-of-the-art performance

User values

  • Provide Product Development and Mechanical Engineers the expert tools needed to perform advanced simulations using best-in-class Abaqus simulation technology
  • Provides a unique platform to leverage the value of simulation more widely throughout the enterprise
  • Less time spent looking for geometry, part assembly information, fastener data, etc. thanks to the collaborative nature of 3DEXPERIENCE
  • Simulation is managed as a core value of the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform allowing simulation IP to become a true corporate asset, unlike existing standalone Specialist tools
  • Improve designs at risk for resonance and other dynamic effects
  • Linear load cases and multiple analysis cases for analyzing the response to a wide range of loading conditions
  • Combine nonlinear base state with dynamic response for improved vibration prediction
  • Fully dynamic transient time simulation within the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
  • Workflows such a Drop, Crush, Forming, Shake, and Impact in all industries can be simulated
  • High performance results visualization, particularly for very large models
  • Enables interrogation of realistic simulation results with speed, clarity, and control on the desktop for enhanced decision making.
  • High performance visualization tools enable efficient post-processing of large-scale simulation data including an option to use remote machines for rendering and visualization computation

This commercial role is part of the following academic role

  Trigram Name
UXU Advanced Simulation