Getting started with StressCheck® products not only includes learning a powerful GUI, hierarchic solvers and advanced live results processing features, but subscribing to numerical simulation and unsubscribing from finite element modeling practices.
You're on your way to S.A.F.E.R. Simulation
In order to get started with StressCheck® or other ESRD software products, you must first register for an ESRD membership. We will review your registration based on your organization’s SM&TS contract status (if identifiable) and assign you an appropriate membership level.
Please use your professional e-mail address during registration to ensure prompt approval of Customer, Software Downloader or Trial Evaluator memberships.
Install the ESRD software product, and then provide ESRD Support with the local machine OR license server details. Once the license request is received and processed, we will generate your license and e-mail it to you in the form of a .dat file. You can then setup the software to run on client machines.
Get Disk or HOST ID and Send to ESRD Support
There are two types of licensing models: Node-Locked (single user) or Floating (concurrent users with a license server connection). Determine the appropriate licensing model for your organization and then obtain the Disk or HOST ID.
Floating License Model? You'll Need FLEXnet
ESRD software products use FLEXnet for license administration, so it may be necessary to set up or modify a FLEXnet license server if you have a Floating license model.
When ESRD software products are started for the first time, they ask to point to either a copy of the license file OR a server name and port number. Either option is acceptable for the Floating license model.
You must have Customer, Software Downloader or Trial Evaluator membership to request ESRD Support and access restricted FAQ’s.
To get started with StressCheck® products, we recommend first watching this 10 minute “StressCheck® User Interface Walkthrough” video. It will provide the basics of key GUI elements and software navigation:
Next, watch a 15-minute tutorial of the practical example “Import CAD and Analyze Stress”. It will provide the basics of performing a 3D elasticity analysis with StressCheck®:
More tutorial and demo videos for getting started with StressCheck® can be found in our Resource Library.
Finally, review our StressCheck® Getting Started Guide, which has documentation on the GUI features and simple tutorials (Note: must be a registered user).
Recent News & Events
The finite element method is used by engineers daily in the design/assessment of components and structures. The number of engineers using such tools is increasing and will increase further with the so-called democratisation of simulation. However, whilst the method might appear easy to use, with highly effective graphical user interfaces, the fundamental fact is that it is approximate and can produce significant errors in the hands of the inexperienced engineer. These errors, if undetected, can compromise a design to such an extent that it becomes unfit for purpose or, even, unsafe. The way to avoid such finite element malpractice is through the application of sound simulation governance.
Dr. Angus RamsayEngineering/Managing Director, Ramsay-Maunder Associates