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Applied CAx is a Portland, Oregon-based partnership of two engineering companies. Our combination of a mechanical design firm, precision machine shop, and FEA consultancy allows us to deliver the strongest support of any Siemens software provider in the US. Our mission is to provide clients with the world's most advanced engineering software, training and support.

When it comes to modern engineering, there’s often an unspoken elephant in the room: the truth is the easy problems are gone. They were tackled and conquered. The current demands of the marketplace and the workplace mean one can’t just do “some CFD” or “run a quick stress analysis.”

To truly innovate and design advanced products, engineers have to go beyond just their building and stop working in isolation. One engineer’s skills, as impressive as they are, is not going to be enough. To create fresh and ingenious products, an engineer should have access to a community of knowledge that spans the spectrum from CAD to CAE to PDM and all of the other acronyms that one person can’t know on their own.

Applied CAx is comprised of working engineers, out in the field, working onsite, consulting, teaming up, and providing solutions. Our team of 30 degreed engineers bring unique skills in CAD, CAM, CAE, PDM, PLM, MBD and PMI. That’s why our company motto means so much to us: We do this every day.

Please take a look around and review our FEMAP & NX Nastran packages, our NX software packages, our upcoming training classes, and our resources. And feel free to contact us at any time.



More About Our Company and Affiliate Partners:

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Applied CAx was founded in 2008 and has quickly grown to become a gold-level Siemens PLM solution partner with clients across North America. Our customers cover a diverse range of industries from aerospace and energy to automotive, marine and high tech electronics manufacturers. Over the years, companies have come to rely upon our real-world knowledge for software recommendations, instructor-led training, technical support and, above all, peace of mind.


Sherpa Design

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Sherpa Design
is a fast growing mechanical engineering and design services firm founded by Pat Barrett in 2001. Specializing in 3-D modeling using popular CAD systems such as NX, Pro/Engineer and Solidworks, Sherpa employs more than a dozen top notch mechanical and design engineers. Sherpa's services include rapid prototyping, product design and on-site mechanical engineering contract services. In addition, Sherpa Design offers clients 3-D printing, coordinated measurement inspections (CMM) and short run machine shop (CNC) services.


Predictive Engineering

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Predictive Engineering
is a finite element analysis (FEA) consultancy founded by George Laird, Ph.D., P.E. in 1995. Specializing in analysis tools Femap & NX Nastran, CFdesign and LS-DYNA, Predictive provides clients with a host of advanced engineering simulation and analysis services, including CFD consulting, LS-DYNA services, and LS-DYNA training. Whether it be software solutions or consulting, Predictive Engineering has the knowledge, experience and technology to help your company take full advantage of FEA.