IronCAD’s Multiphysics Analysis Update Introduces Advanced Markup Technology and Refined Automatic Part Contact Analysis

IronCAD, a pioneer of 3D design software and a leading provider of design productivity solutions, today announced a major update to Multiphysics for IronCAD (MPIC), a seamlessly integrated multiphysics simulation tool for IRONCAD that provides fully coupled multiphysics for stress, thermal, electrostatic and fluid analysis. This major update includes new patented Extended Markup Language Data (XMD) technology, which represents a huge technology leap in encapsulating model data and provides easily expanding analysis features for advanced XMD design analysis tools.

Several other enhancements to MPIC include:

  • Updated unit system for flexible customization to accommodate different industries with single-button control.
  • The existing moving-least-squares (MLS) FE tying has been further refined to automatically detect the intended/unintended small gaps/overlap of parts in large assembly analysis without requiring laborious geometry modifications.
  • Analysis report improvements that include direct links for easy review.


IronCAD customers will also benefit from new automatic parts contact/impact analysis as the default setting has been refined specifically to help CAD users solve general mechanical contact/impact problems. As shown in the pictures below, many complex contact analyses such as deep drawing or stamping springback problems now can be done using the default setting.

Stamping and springback prediction is a difficult problem even for experienced analysts. The deep-draw model is done with the minimum mesh density while preserving the physics of the stamping process. The first model (Case #1) here demonstrates an unsuccessful case where the sheet metal was not fully constrained and the stamping process produced an unwanted shape. When a sheet is…

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