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Support & Services
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Below are a list of ESRD Support options and links that will take you to where you need to go.
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There are four available membership levels, each with tiered access to premium ESRD content:
- Registered User
- Software Downloader
- Trial Evaluator
Customer membership is required for restricted ESRD Support content, such as video tutorials, FEA best practices, software FAQ’s and the Request for ESRD Support form.
The best resource for self-support is the ESRD Resource Library. There you will find software downloads, tutorials, user guides, technical briefs/white papers, presentations, FAQ, documentation, webinars and more. A registered user can login to access restricted materials.
For commonly requested self-support, we suggest the quick links below:
Email Support is typically a 24-hour turnaround service, with messages promptly responded to by our qualified support team in the order received. This is typically limited to licensing/installation issues and working around documentation errors or product defects as outlined in the SM&TS agreement.
Note: you must have Customer Access to request ESRD Support. Request Customer Access.
Customers will be given an inquiry number to track progress and resolution. For more efficient service, please send your StressCheck files and/or relevant screen captures as a ZIP package after ESRD Support’s initial e-mail reply.
Provides two-way conversations between customers and experts on finite analysis techniques, analysis strategy, meshing, model debugging. Dialog can be discussed on WebEx conferencing when email and telephone are not preferred. Please allow 2 days for meeting time slots.
If individual consulting support is preferred, it can be purchased in hour blocks or can be added to a service agreement.
To learn about the latest software updates, visit Product Updates.
- Maintenance updates provided free of charge to all the customers with the software version they have purchased. This normally includes documentation corrections and bug fixes.
- Version updates are released when significant enhancements are made to the software. Customers are notified when updates are available for downloads or on DVD. (Fees will apply if no service agreement is purchased)
- Software Maintenance and Support Contracts are available at the time of purchase for an additional fee and do entitle the customer to additional technical support and product upgrades during the maintenance period. On-site support can be arranged through a service contract.
- Learn more in ESRD’s Software Licensing Agreement.
Note: you must have a Software Downloader membership to download software updates. Request Access.
Users are encouraged to request enhancements to StressCheck at any time by filling out the form in Request ESRD Support and checking the “Feature enhancement” box. Provide your enhancement request in the Message.
Note: you must have Customer Access to request Feature enhancements. Request Customer Access.
Enhancement requests will be assigned a priority based on the general interest of the StressCheck user community and implemented when time and resources are available.
You may also visit our Consulting page to learn more about enhancement requests.
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