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      Please click here for a short but important announcement   03/26/17

      Dear Users Our Commercial and Academic users around the world can use these same forums here as before i.e. the Altair Support Forum , Commercial users from India with solver queries can go to the Solver Forum for India Commercial Users , Academic Users from India and AOC India Participants are requested to go to the Forum for India Academic Users and AOC India Participants , We will be tending to all queries in all the forums promptly as before, thank you for your understanding. 

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To start this forum I would like to share som frequently asked questions about our software with you.

I hope this is a good motivation for all of you to use this forum for any kind of information to be shared.

Please feel free to ask any question, describe all your quests PART Engineering Software related.

I´m looking forward to helping you out!


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What is the difference between CONVERSE Basic and CONVERSE Advanced?


With CONVERSE Basic all mapping features of CONVERSE are already available, but the material model is limited to anisotropic linear-elastic material properties.

A more advanced material model for non-linear behavior is only available in CONVERSE Advanced only.



Does CONVERSE need to run during my simulation?



No. After the mapping is done and the required files are exported Converse can be closed and the simulation can be started with these files included in your original file.



Is a User-Subroutine required for an analysis using CONVERSE data?



Since CONVERSE only uses existing solver commands of the supported solvers there is no User-Subroutine required. This is more stable and faster due to unlimited usage of parallel computation.



Does the Converse Database provide ready to use Materials? How many? What materials? Are they solver dependent?


CONVERSE offers dozens of materials in the database and of course they can be used, but please make sure to test the material first. Therefore we recommend to perform a simple tensile test simulation and compare the results with your datasheet to avoid unexpected results.



What injection molding software products can I use with CONVERSE?





What mechanical solvers are supported by CONVERSE?


CONVERSE provides interfaces for the following mechanical simulation solvers: RADIOSS, ABAQUS, ANSYS, OPTISTRUCT, NASTRAN, MARC, LS-DYNA and SAMCEF as well as to the following fatigue analyzer: FEMFAT, NCODE, LMS Virtual.Lab



What are the main mapping features of CONVERSE?


A mapping of the following properties is possible:

Anisotropic fiber orientation, degree of orientation and material properties as well as weld lines and shrinkage & warpage. Also transient pressure and temperature values can be assigned. Beside these main features there is even more available. Please have a look on our website for further details:



What is the CONVERSE batch option for?



The batch option allows to proceed several steps automatically in CONVERSE. The user defines the number of steps to be executed. The whole procedure until the export of the mapped information can be done or for example just the import and mapping process to display the mapped situation in CONVERSE again.



Do my models have to be defined in the exact same position? What if structural and injection molding models are defined in different coordinate systems?


It is not required. A coordinate transformation option is available for re-position of the source part.



Can I use several different injection molding results (components) with one structural model (e.g. welded housing)?


Yes, you can open and close one by one and assign the properties. It just has to be made sure that the target has at least as many element sets or part definitions as you have source components.



My solver/feature is not supported by CONVERSE. Will it be available in future?


The work of our developer team is always depending on our customers wishes.

So please feel free to tell us what comes to your mind at converse@partengineering.com


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Hello Sascha


I had a question regarding converse software. I am new to this so the question might be a beginner's level.

I was just wondering, can a source model and the target model be different. I mean if by source model is a normal plate and I want to import those properties to the 'dogbone' shape.

Can I do it?


Thanks in advance

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