Xcelerator User Groups

November 08, 2023

What is the Xcelerator Users Group? Xcelerator Users Group Events are opportunities for Siemens Digital Industries Software users to gather for a day of technical training and networking with peers, industry experts, and solution experts.  Our recent event featured technical seminars on Teamcenter, NX, Simcenter Femap, STAR-CCM+, and Simcenter 3D.

Technical seminar topics are created based on customer requests and feature time for Q&A.

The Unspoken Hero – Why Engineering Reports Matter in the World of Simulation​

This presentation focuses on a less glamorous yet crucial aspect of FEA Simulation Engineering – the Engineering Report.
In this presentation, Applied CAx founder Dr. George Laird offers advice on simplifying the documentation process in FEA, ranking documentation requirements from required (career saving) to nice but not really necessary. Along this journey, he’ll discuss the importance of understanding the technology behind the FEA method (e.g.; isoparametric elements, CQUAD versus CQUADR, element quality).

Presented by George Laird, PhD, PE, Principal Mechanical Engineer and Founder, Applied CAx.

How to use Simcenter 3D for Assembly Dynamic Analysis

The presentation/Live Demo will include a general overview of the Simcenter3D file structure, Geometry preparation, and meshing with multiple types of elements and connections. Presented by Jacob Livshits, Thermal Analysis and Control Engineer, Israel Aerospace Industries, Consulting Application Engineer, CAE, Applied CAx.

Now available for on-demand viewing. Click here to watch the presentation.

Consultant Engineers Guide to Simcenter STAR-CCM+ 

In this presentation, we will demonstrate strategies for optimizing workflows within STAR-CCM+—ensuring you can harness the tool’s full potential and elevate your proficiency as a simulation engineer. Examples include the simulation of conjugate heat transfer in an electric propeller motor, the exploration of multi-phase combustion in recovery boilers, and the application of dispersion analysis for data center campuses.

Presented by Clay Hearn, PhD, Senior Application Engineer – CFD, Applied CAx.

Now available for on-demand viewing. Click here to watch the presentation.

Siemens Keynote Presentation: 

Systems Engineering: Systems-Based Continuous Verification

Demonstrate a practical use case of leveraging the Xcelerator Portfolio of products to connect the digital thread from concept design through engineering. It will show requirements and parameter development in Teamcenter, connecting those requirements and parameters into System Modeling Workbench for concept architecture design, and then connecting those same parameters into NX/Simcenter for detail design and verification. This iterative design cycle will leverage Teamcenter Test and Verification to demonstrate the closed-loop V&V process.

Now available for on-demand viewing. Watch the presentation here.

NX Large Assembly Best Practices 

Managing and quickly accessing data is an ever-increasing challenge in a digital world of complexity and variation. The solid modeling world of design and engineering is no different. Siemens NX developers have designed dedicated tools to help quickly open and present substantial amounts of data in large and often very complex assemblies. In this presentation, we will focus on three NX functions that will help ease the burden of loading and opening large, detail-driven assemblies.

This presentation is now available to view on demand. Click here to view the presentation.

NX Managed: Wave Linking the Applied Way

In this presentation, we’ll spotlight Wave Linking Best Practices, offering a roadmap to streamline your design process. Delve into the consequences of neglecting these practices, focusing on the pressing issue of slowness.

Now available for on-demand viewing. Click here to view the presentation.


EBOM or MBOM or DBOM?  Are you trying to determine which BOM Strategy makes the most sense for your business? In this presentation by Applied CAx PLM Director Jamie Griffis, she unravels the complexities of choosing the ideal Bill of Materials (BOM) strategy for your organization. This practical advice will empower your organization to make informed decisions that optimize product development, manufacturing efficiency, and overall product lifecycle management.

Now available for on-demand viewing. Click here to view the presentation.

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