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Our Femap Training Class Instructors:
Femap training for Applied CAx and Predictive Engineering are held by co-instructors Dr. George Laird, PhD, PE, and Adrian Jensen, PE. Besides training, at Predictive Engineering George and Adrian also specialize in FEA consulting, CFD consulting, LS-DYNA analysis, and ASME BPVC Pressure Vessel Consulting Services

 

Position? Company? How were the class notes and workshops? Instructor do a good Job? Pace of class adequate? Quality of the experience?
Project Engineer Cotney Aerospace 5 5 4 5
Stress Engineer Cascade Aerospace 4 4 4 4
Senior Product Engineer Reynolds Polymer 5 5 5 5
Mechanical Design Engineer III Key Technology 5 5 5 5
Mechanical Design Engineer Key Technology 5 5 4 5
Mechanical Engineer Planetary Resources 5 5 5 5
Mechanical Engineer US Navy 5 5 5 5
TOTALS   4.86 4.86 4.57 4.86

 

Position? Company? How were the class notes and workshops? Instructor do a good Job? Pace of class adequate? Quality of the experience?
Stress Engineer Cascade Aerospace 5 5 5 5
Design Engineer Blue Force Technologies 5 5 5 5
Student UCSB 4 5 4 5
Stress Engineer   4 5 4 4
Mechanical Engineer/Analyst Cruz Associates/US Army 5 5 5 5
Stress Engineer Encore Interiors 5 5 4 5
Senior Mechanical Engineer   5 5 4 5
Design Engineer Skyfold Inc 5 5 5 5
TOTALS   4.75 5.00 4.50 4.88

GALLERY: FEMAP Training April 2017

   

As a newcomer to FEA, I was impressed at how comprehensible the class made the FEMAP/NX Nastran software package. The workshop examples were very well-devised, illustrating both broad topics and more nuanced points, and covered a considerable amount of material in four days. Arguably the greatest benefit of the course was the take-home package of class notes, which has been a consistently useful resource to return to as I continue to use FEMAP.

Ethan Cansler
Design Engineer   |   Blue Force Technologies

 

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Break the class into two parts, with Foundation day 1 and 2, and Advanced day 3, 4 and 5. Found day 1 and 2 kind of slow. Day 3 would have been a better place for me to start.
 
General comments?  
Maybe work through a modeling problem from the student's company. Point out areas in the model to improve and show any valuable APIs to improve modeling time or results.  

Thanks for the certificate and the good time at Portland. It was all worth to travel (including the jet lag) because I’ve learned a lot of things from Adrian.

The combination of lessons, documentation and videos is the best package I have ever had in a course. My compliments go out to Adrian. His teaching skills, his FE knowledge and ability to answer questions that go beyond the course material are really impressive. I’ve already recommended this course to my colleagues.
 
Cheers,
Stanley Wong
Mechanical Engineer   |   Airbus Defence and Space

 

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Might be fun to have the students bring in a parasolid that they are working on. Maybe do a real-time mesh/analysis on the projector. Not sure if that would add value or not, but could be fun.  
 
General comments?  
The course was very well put together. I had previously done the videos and the course was still worth it (Plenty of tips and tricks that didn't make it into the videos.)  

 

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General comments?  
I thought it was really organized well and it was a lot of great info. Adrian is great and I would recommend to anyone.  

 

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Pre-class preparation would have helped me to learn and keep pace with the class. "Finding the button" was challenging at times since this was my first FEMAP experience.  
 
General comments?  
Don't stay at University Place Hotel.  

 

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General comments?  
Fast paced but I learned a lot.  

 

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No clue, course has an efficient setup.  
 
General comments?  
Adrian perfectly explains everything you need to know to do some advanced FEA. Documentation and online seminars are great for a backup.  

 

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Highly recommend this class to others.  
 
General comments?  
Learned lots of new things about FEMAP from the instructor, Adrian. I've been using FEMAP for a couple of years, came to this class to learn more advanced features. The class covered an incredible amount of capabilities. The instructor and owner of the company and the pople that work for them are all very knowledgeable and helpful.  

 

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Would prefer a slower walktrough of the workshop to follow along with, instead of more time to watch the videos of the workshop.  
 
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I liked the extra assignments that would come at the end of the workshops. Watching the tutorials were very similar to what was shown live. It would be nice to have the extra work more structured to practice the skill set.  
 
General comments?  
Very informative class that covers many different topics. Learned alot of little tricks and tips to help make modeling and analysis easier. Also help to enforce the knowledge I learned from webinars and trial and error is accurate and give a much higher degree of confidence in my analyses.  

 

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If you could do one or two things to make it better, what would they be?  
Provide trial to FEMAP so that everybody has the same version and stays on the same page.  
 
General comments?  
It was good learn of common errors and what to do to avoid them.  

 

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More detail in workshop videos, although they are very good as they stand.  
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Follow up online. Seminars are great.  
   
General comments?  
Amazing!  
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