LS-DYNA has been one of Predictive’s core analysis tools pretty much since we got started in 1995. It is an amazing numerical workhorse from the basic linear mechanics (think ANSYS or Nastran) to simulating well nigh the impossible. At least that is the way I feel at times when the model is not solving and spitting out arcane error messages and I’m basically questioning my sanity for accepting this project from hell that has a deadline at the end of the week. Which brings me to my favorite project management image – “trough of despair followed by wiggles of false hope then crash of ineptitude and finally the promised land” but I’ll leave that for another blog.
For now, let’s talk about those free coffee cups. Predictive is now the western states distributor of ANSYS LS-DYNA and provides complete sales, training and services for ANSYS LS-DYNA clients in this region. It is a continuation of our prior setup with LSTC (now ANSYS LST) with the addition of Predictive’s ability to offer ANSYS Workbench with LS-DYNA and other ANSYS software tools. So where’s my free coffee cup? If you are a current Predictive ANSYS LS-DYNA client, we’ll be shipping’em out to you at the end of February and for our new client’s – just send us an email or give us a call.