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mechanical engineering software

Contributor(s): Cynthia Dugan

Mechanical engineering software is a collection of programs, processes and information that allows engineers to calculate, model, and depict multifaceted engineering problems and to save calculations for future use. There are two main functions of mechanical engineering software – calculation management and design.

Using calculation management, engineers can calculate values for dozens of variables, including piping and fluid flow, psychometrics, wind pressure, design load and heat transfer.

Mechanical design software, which is a subset of CAD (computer-aided design) software, typically offers multiple CAD viewing capabilities and includes modules or add-ons that allow engineers to draw blueprints and validate their designs by using finite element analysis (FEA) to test analyze the models they have created. Some mechanical engineering software vendors provide printing add-ons, which let engineers print designs while maintaining a 1:1 scale on their drawings.

Leading mechanical engineering software vendors include TriMech, Archon Engineering and Noran Engineering Inc.

 

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This was last updated in June 2008

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