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  • Flow Simulation to Meet Your Goals - users can prevent errors in calculating parameters values in Floworks, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Jun 29, 2009
  • Static Weldment Analysis - using throat shear method while sizing welds, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Jun 17, 2009
  • How to Correct a Singular Matrix Error Message - workaround artificially stabilizes model in COSMOSWorks, Seth Bischoff, 3DVision Technologies, May 14, 2009
  • Trend Tracker - manual optimization using design parameters with SolidWorks Simulation trend tracking tool, Rajat Trehan, CATI Tech Notes, Apr 22, 2009
  • How to Use SolidWorks Simulation (COSMOS) Efficiently and Effectively? - virtual engineering analysis at different stages of product design helps reduce prototype, testing costs, Dhanachezhian Duraikannu, SOLIDNotes, Apr 5, 2009
  • Shell Elements Then and Now - video, creating mesh using shell elements in COSMOSWorks, SolidWorks Simulation, GabiJack.com, Apr 3, 2009
  • The Right Part. The Wrong Stress - displaying stresses and displacements for specific component in COSMOSWorks, Chris Schaefer, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, May 21, 2008
  • Interesting and Insightful COSMOSWorks Answers, Part III - mesh control, checking aspect ratio on mesh, p-adaptive mesh, more, Chris Schaefer, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, Mar 18, 2008
  • Interesting and Insightful COSMOSWorks Answers, Part II - answering queries related to Buckling studies and soft springs, Chris Schaefer, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, Jan 11, 2008
  • Interesting and Insightful COSMOSWorks Answers, Part I - answering queries related to frequency studies, Chris Schaefer, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, Jan 4, 2008
  • Shell Mesh: When Should I Use Thick vs Thin Elements? - thick shell elements are suitable when thickness to span ratio is greater than 5%, Paul Niedfeldt, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, Dec 17, 2007
  • CosmosWorks 2008 Review - extended capability of Bolt Connector, ability to analyze structural members, Load/Restraint Advisor tool, more, Al Dean, MCAD Online, Dec 14, 2007
  • COSMOS - What are Shell Elements and Why Should I Use Them? - John Setzer, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, January 23, 2007
  • COSMOS - I Tried Using Shell Elements But I Get a Singular Matrix Error - split the top surface of the Hplate into two surfaces, John Setzer, Graphics Systems SolidNotes, January 23, 2007
  • Meshing Tips - creating mesh in COSMOSWorks, SolidProfessor.com, December 2006
  • FEA Inside CAD Simplifies Complex Analysis - well documented, COSMOSWorks 2007 has adaptive analysis feature for meshing models, spring connector, expanded nonlinear analysis feature, more, David R. Dearth, Machine Design, November 22, 2006
  • CosmosWorks 2007 - SolidWorks product offering includes updated visualization and inspection tools, CosmosMotion, CosmosFloWorks, and CosmosWorks Designer for static analysis of parts and assemblies, MCAD Online, September 14, 2006
  • COSMOS Simplifies to Beams - COSMOS 2007 creates finite element models with beam elements automatically, Roopinder Tara, CAD Insider, June 19, 2006
  • Drop Test: Best Practices - simulating an accidental drop has been automated in COSMOSWorks, MCAD, April 25, 2006
  • Alive & Kicking: COSMOSDesignSTAR 2006 - newly released FEA system shows improved user interface, Analysis Advisor wizard, h-adaptive meshing method, and ability to fully customize default results plots, Al Dean, Desktop Engineering, February 2006
  • FEA Program Unites Design with Analysis - CosmosWorks 2006, in tune with SolidWorks, checks functions of a design using features like Analysis Advisor wizard, Automatic Convergence, and Analysis Research, David R. Dearth, Machine Design, February 23, 2006
  • COSMOSDesignSTAR 2006 - significant updates in user interface, CAD/FEA system, meshes, and post processing tools, competitively priced, Al Dean, MCAD Online, January 17, 2006
  • Exporting a COSMOS Graph to Excel - convert the .dat file to Excel-friendly .csv file to export the FEA results easily, Julien Boissat, Design News, November 21, 2005
  • CosmosWorks 2006 - the CosmosWorks product range offers much more beyond focal area of static, linear stress analysis, Al Dean, MCAD Online, September 15, 2005
  • First Take: COSMOSWorks 2006 - new version makes the meshing process transparent, a new wizard Analysis Advisor guides the user nicely, drop test and fatigue analysis are also improved, Louise Elliott, Desktop Engineering, June 2005
  • Simulation Gets Real - brief descriptions of electromagnetics with ANSYS, SimDesigner for CATIA V5 from MSC, COSMOSWorks 2005 and ALGOR's mechanical event simulation, Design News, May 4, 2005
  • Inside Look at a Brand New FEA Release - COSMOSWORKS 2005 is impressive for a FEA product included with a CAD package but has limitations, Paris Altidis, Design News, April 4, 2005
  • Reader Rates New FEA Package - don't dismiss COSMOSWorks because it comes with a CAD package, its structural analysis is as impressive as dedicated analysis software, Paris Altidis, Borg Warner Automotive, Design News March 1, 2005
  • Premier Products - top product picks for 2004: NVIDIA Quadro FX 1400, COSMOSWorks, Dell Precision M60 Mobile Workstation, @Xi Systems 3600E MTower Workstation, MicroStation V8 2004 Edition, AutoVue SolidModel Professional v18, Vrcontext Walkinside, CADFind Sketch and Search, Sharp Actius RD3D AutoStereo notebook computer, Green Building Studio, ToleranceCalc, IntelliRoof and IntelliWall, Sara Ferris, Cadalyst, December 15, 2004
  • COSMOSWorks 2005 - this version simplifies several of the analysis processes while expanding several analysis capabilities and exhibiting a tighter integration and higher degree of interaction with SolidWorks, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, November 1, 2004
  • COSMOSWorks 2005 - an enhanced interface and tighter integration with SolidWorks are among the improvements in the latest version, CADserver, October 19, 2004
  • COSMOSDesignSTAR 4.0 - the latest version introduces a new SolidWorks-like interface, brand new 2D sketching tools and many of the new functions from COSMOSWorks, Al Dean, CADserver, August 6, 2003
  • FEA Lets Designers Take First Cut Analyses - COSMOSWorks 2003, the FEA program that works inside SolidWorks 2003, is well organized, user friendly and tailored to the needs of design engineers who want to perform their own first-cut analyses, David Dearth, Machine Design, July 10, 2003
  • COSMOSWorks 2003 Professional - comprehensive yet relatively easy-to-use FEA package is well integrated with SolidWorks, Jeffrey Rowe, Cadalyst, July 2003
  • Easier Design Analysis - the latest software package from SRAC is a user-friendly tool for testing designs at the conceptual stage that pre-empts the need for costly changes later on in the production process, Charles Clarke, e4engineering, June 13, 2003
  • COSMOSWorks 2003 - offers tighter integration with SolidWorks, an improved interface, improved meshing tools and the ability to export analysis results inside the highly portable eDrawings format, Al Dean, CADserver, June 12, 2003
  • CosmosXpress - packed with great new enhancements, this impressive wizard-based analysis tool allows SolidWorks users to carry out linear static analyses of single piece parts, Al Dean, CADserver, December 2002
  • State of the Art in MCAD: FEA and Other Analysis Tools - a look at six products - MSC.visualNastran 4D 2002, InCAD Designer Series, COSMOSDesignSTAR 3.0, DesignSpace, Moldflow Plastics Advisers and Fluent - designed to reduce the product development cycle, Joe Greco, CADENCE, August 2002
  • COSMOSWorks 7 - Design Validation for the Masses - the best selling third party tool for SolidWorks aims for the engineer rather than the analyst and adds more functions in version 7, Cadserver, April 17, 2002
  • Analysis for the Design Crowd - review of COSMOS DesignSTAR by David R. Dearth, PE
  • Best in Class ASPs - Engineering-e.com is called the best online engineering analysis and simulation ASP, with other worthy choices being COSMOS/FEA Express, eCFD, Moldflow's plasticszone.com and web4engineers.com. Joe Greco, CADENCE, Sep 2001.
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