What Is CAE And How Will It Help My Business?
If you’re familiar with the world of engineering, you may have come across the term CAE before, but you wouldn’t be the first to wonder what it is exactly. Ettol has a reputation for utilising the latest technologies to deliver highly tailored solutions for every client, and CAE tools make up a portion of this technology. The engineers at Ettol are incredibly skilled at implementing CAE tools in a range of industrial applications, so allow us to walk you through what CAE is and how we use it.
How Does CAE Differ From CAD?
CAD stands for computer-aided design, and it’s different from CAE technology. The simplest way to differentiate between the two is this; CAD technology is for designing products, and CAE is for testing and simulating. Here are a few more key differences between the two;
- Although the product looks the same in both tools, the mathematics used to build them are fundamentally different.
- We design CAD models with parameters similar to the density of the actual material, whereas CAE models are designed as a mesh consisting of cubes, cuboids, or tetrahedrons.
- CAD models aren’t simplified enough to go through CAE testing