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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.
Want to initiate a live chat with an ESRD Support member? Click the below button to open a chat window.
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.
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.
Email support is preferred by ESRD Support in order to provide documented answers for our customers. However for more urgent matters our customers may leave detailed voicemail messages in our Telephone Support Mailbox. Please leave your phone number, company name, and a brief description of your question or problem.
(314) 744-5021 option 3
Toll Free: (866) 964-9100 option 3
As with Email Support, the scope is limited to licensing/installation issues and working around documentation errors or product defects as outlined in the SM&TS agreement.
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.
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.
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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“The p-type element has been used to great advantage in the finite element system ESRD StressCheck®, . This software provides the engineer with the means to conduct solution verification in an extremely straightforward manner by simply increasing the degree of the element, monitoring convergence and using Richardson extrapolation reliably to estimate the error. This can be conducted automatically by the software thereby enabling the engineer to concentrate on the engineering rather than the simulation. StressCheck® has also been used to develop ESRD’s Handbook and Toolbox applications. The first of these provides engineers with a repository of parameterised standard problems of the type found in texts like Roark’s “Formulas for Stress and Strain”, . The second, Toolbox, is a tool that can be used to parameterise a company’s range of components for rapid and reliable analysis by non-expert analysis. Toolbox then is an exemplary of the way in which the democratisation of simulation can be applied.”
Angus Ramsay, PhDEngineering Director, Ramsay Maunder Associates