Ken Welch

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Ken was the cofounder and CEO at SIMSOLID corporation. He has over 30 years experience in the CAE industry in a variety of technical, sales and executive roles at companies including PDA Engineering, Rasna, Moldflow and MSC Software. Ken holds a B.S. and M.S. in civil engineering from the University of California, Davis.

Altair SimSolid virtual connectors

In Altair SimSolid, virtual connectors can be applied in cases where the corresponding connecting parts are missing in the model. Virtual connectors are a rigid imaginary part created between selected faces representing the geometrical support of the connector. The type … Read More

Altair SimSolid virtual connectors

In Altair SimSolid, virtual connectors can be applied in cases where the corresponding connecting parts are missing in the model. Virtual connectors are a rigid imaginary part created between selected faces representing the geometrical support of the connector. The type … Read More

Partner blog post – Cranking Away with Meshless FEA

Fastway Engineering just did an excellent blog post on designing for dynamics. It compares how mode shapes are created with Altair SimSolid and traditional FEA. To read all about it follow this link: http://www.fastwayengineering.com/cranking-away-meshless-fea/  

How to use the Altair SimSolid check rigid motions tool

Sometimes, rigid motion mechanisms, that is movement between parts, can be difficult to detect and visualize in large complex assemblies. Altair SimSolid now provides a new tool that makes this easy.  See the video below to learn how.  

How to use the Altair SimSolid check rigid motions tool

Sometimes, rigid motion mechanisms, that is movement between parts, can be difficult to detect and visualize in large complex assemblies. Altair SimSolid now provides a new tool that makes this easy.  See the video below to learn how.

Altair SimSolid technology overview

Here is a video that goes over the technology behind Altair SimSolid and how it is different from traditional FEA. It includes lots of detail on the Solution settings dialog and how to used it in different situations. Take a … Read More

Onshape CAD integration improvements

Onshape is a popular full-cloud 3D CAD system. All editions of Altair SimSolid come with full access to Onshape and now the user experience has been further refined to make browsing on-the-cloud documents easier and faster. Read on to find out more.