Architectural & Facilities Engineering is the detailed study of how to make, revamp, and operate buildings. Facilities engineering is similar and has the same four basic curriculum areas, but focuses on making existing buildings better. If you are interested in designing and constructing new or revamped buildings, this is the minor for you.
The Architectural & Facilities Engineering (AFE) minor at Clarkson University is housed within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), but is open to all majors. Majors in Civil, Mechanical, Environmental, and Electrical Engineering, and Engineering & Management will pair best with the AFE minor.
This allows design engineers to run analysis on a product within SolidWorks, adding and analyzing components without importing and exporting to different programs. “SolidWorks allows us to use an existing model and bring it into MapleSim,” said Bernardin. “If you have an existing design in SolidWorks, you can bring that in and add components, electric motors, or damping or hydraulic subsystems, and simulate the system and get a 3D visualization of how the SolidWorks model behaves with all of the components.”
Before the integration, the product drawing had to be put through analysis piece by piece. “In the past, we had to work through this manually. You would miss the opportunity to see the whole system together,” said Bernardin. “Now you can get going quickly in system-level modeling. We do this with all of the major CAD systems now. We want to make sure our tools are not islands, that they’re integrated with the tools our customers are using.”
Maplesoft and SolidWorks Become the Latest Design Software Blend
Maplesoft has become a Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Certified Solutions Partner. The partnership will allow Maplesoft’s tools to easily integrate with SolidWorks, making it easier for engineers to see how mechanical CAD models behave as part of a larger multi-domain system.
The integration of Maple with SolidWorks allows users to enhance their analysis with auditable design documents that contain math, text, visualization, and plots, while revealing the engineering knowledge and assumptions that are otherwise hidden in spreadsheet analyses.(Source: Maplesoft)
The integration between Maplesoft and SolidWorks is part of an industry-wide movement to make design software tools interoperable –- thus making the tools user friendlier. The integration of SolidWorks with Maplesoft was created to give users a seamless way to import CAD model parameters into the company’s Maple program. The goal is to give users access to Maple’s advanced mathematical analysis tools. Users can then export updated model parameters from Maple to SolidWorks.
With this integration, Maple users will be able to open a part or an assembly from SolidWorks while in the Maple document. “You can ask about the dimensions of a CAD design. The data becomes available in the Maple document,” Laurent Bernardin, EVP and chief scientist at Maplesoft, told Design News. “You can set up a test or optimize an aspect of your design –- say a new length or new thickness and take the new value and put it back into the SolidWorks drawing. It’s a bi-direction way of using live calculations.”
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