STUDIO APM - pre- and post-processor creation of models for stress (finite element) analysis c ability to import STEP file format
APM Studio – 3D objects pre-and-post processor for finite element analysis. APM Studio is pre-and-post processor for finite element analysis of surface and solid models with STEP file support. It is one of the APM WinMachine basic tools. The module includes built-in finite element mesh generators with different options. It performs static, buckling, modal and heat analysis of parts and assemblies.
Module purpose Modeling of objects structure in order to develop working design plans and specifications.Computer-aided generation of the finite element mesh on created models and further import of these models into APM Structure 3D to analyze deflected mode under the influence of various load-bearing factors.
Modeling in APM Studio Operation in APM Studio finally results in surface and solid-state objects,created by means of 3D modeling function.
One of the basic solid modeling objects is a sketch. The sketch can be one of orthogonal coordinate planes or an arbitrary plane in space. All 2D drawings are fulfilled as a sketch. In this case the following functions are used:drawing of lines, circles, arcs, polygons, setting fillets and bevels-truncation, aligning along the border, displacement, copying, moving,mirroring, creating arrays — rectangular and circular, rotation of objects etc.
Data can be transferred into the sketch from external graphics editors, bymeans of its import from *.dxf, *.agr file formats. Export of geometry from thesketch to 2D APM Graph editor is also possible. 3D models are imported to APM Studio via the exchange STEP format. Furtheryou can change its and prepare for assessment of the stress-strained state.