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License and Support

Trial License

A trial request has to be sent from SDC Verifier program. Download 64-bit setup and install it.

Run SDC Verifier, execute Help - License Manager from Main Menu:

Trial License Manager

Press Request License:

Trial License Trial

Select Trial License option and fill in contact information (company name, contact person, email and phone number) and press Generate.

Trial License Request

Press Send button to run default mail client (e.g. Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird) to send request.

Alternatively, you can copy the Request Data and send to support@sdcverifier.com;

Is it possible to rent a license?

Yes, we offer lease of floating license for 3 or 6 months.

Quick Support

Run SDC Verifier, execute Help - Quick Support from Main Menu:

Quick Support

A Quick Support tool (team viewer client) will be launched:

Quick Support Tool

Note: Standalone Team Viewer application should be closed before run Quick Support tool. Contact SDC Verifier support using of one of the following methods and inform Your ID:

Phone: +31(0)15.30.10.310 or +31(0)23.80.80.121

Email: support@sdcverifier.com

Skype: sdcverifier_helpdesk

Alternatively, you can download the Quick Support tool here.

How to buy

To obtain a quote, contact local Reseller or write an email to support@sdcverifier.com and SDC Verifier Team will assist you in purchasing and clarifying all additional questions.

A Single computer and Floating licenses will be sent via email.

Types of Licenses

SDC Verifier provides 4 types of licenses:

TRIAL - a license for evaluation, works on one computer and has an expiration date.

SINGLE COMPUTER -  a license only for one computer.

FLOATING - a fixed number of users can connect to the license server simultaneously from one company office.

GLOBAL - same as floating license but can be used worldwide.

LICENSE RENTAL - lease 3 or 6 months. 

EDUCATIONAL - for Universities, student projects, master's theses and doctoral dissertations.

Floating License

Setup a floating license in SDC Verifier is very easy. The floating license server is located on the internet and it is not required to setup and configure any additional software on company's servers.

To get a floating license file (*.wlin) contact Reseller in your region or write an email to support@sdcverifier.com. If proxy servers are used in your company please add proxy settings information to your request.

Install SDC Verifier and run it. Execute Help - License Manager from Main Menu. Choose Floating License option, browse license file (*.wlin) and press OK.

Floating License

If the license is accepted the following message will be displayed: Floating License message:

Floating License obtained

In case all available licenses are used server replies with Demo License message

Floating License not obtained Note: If in your company is used software which limits access to internet resources please add exception for the following resources: http://floating.sdcverifier.com and http://backupfloating.sdcverifier.com

Ansys

Install SDC-Ansys Plugin

After SDC Verifier is installed, a communication between SDC Verifier and Ansys has to be installed. To configure the communication perform following steps:

Plugin SDC-ANSYS Plugin.wbex file is included together with in archive together with SDCVerifierSetup.exe file

Start Ansys Workbench and perform Extensions -> Install Extension...:

Choose the downloaded SDC Verifier Extension file and press Open:

The folliwing message will appear:

To Load extension, go to the ACT Start Page -> Manage Extensions:

Click on SDC-ANSYS Plugin and press Load extension or Load as default.

Load Extension - the extension will be available only for saved a workbench project. For each project extension has to be loaded manually;

Load as default - the extension will be available every time the workbench is started;

After the extension is loaded, SDC Verifier will appear in the workbench toolbox:

Get Started

SDC Verifier starts from the Workbench:

1. Find SDC Verifier in the list;

2. Drag item to the Project Schematic;

3. Attach model;

4. Double click to run SDC Verifier;

Note: Minimum supported version of Ansys is 18.2.

SDC Verifier in Ansys Workbench

Note: new SDC project will be created if model is opened first time with SDC Verifier. In case one SDC project is saved, it will be opened automatically. List of saved SDC projects will be displayed otherwise:

Open SDC project in Ansys Workbench

Warning:

SDC projects are saved together with a workbench project. If the workbench project will not be saved, SDC project changes will be lost.

Upgrade to latest version

Download the latest version on the website or request link from support@sdcverifier.com.

Current version of SDC Verifier should be uninstalled. Execute Start Menu -> Add or remove programs:

Upgrade SDC-Ansys Plugin

Find SDC Verifier and press Uninstall:

Upgrade SDC-Ansys Plugin

SDC-Ansys Plugin in Workbench also should be uninstalled. Execute Extensions – ACT Start Page and press Manage Extensions:

Ansys ACT Start Page

Click on Unload extension:

Unload SDC-Ansys Plugin

After plugin is unloaded, execute Uninstall command:

Unload SDC-Ansys Plugin

When previous version was removed, new version can be installed:

Unload SDC-Ansys Plugin

First run SDCVerifierSetup.exe file and follow setup wizard. When installation is complete, install new wbex SDC-Ansys Plugin in Workbench:

Install SDC-Ansys Plugin instructions

Femap

Import existing results from Femap

SDC Verifier implements 2 ways of importing existing results from Femap:

1. Create Individual Loads based on Output Sets

Click on Individual Loads in the Model Tree. Select the tab From Existing Results (based on Output Sets). The list of all available Output Sets in Femap will be shown. Select output sets to import and press Create:

Import existing results from Femap

In the tree you will see created Individual Loads:

Import existing results from Femap

This method is quick, but it has one big disadvantage: when a design is updated and analysis is rerun the output sets should be reimported. Moreover, it's not possible to run the analysis from the SDC Verifier.

2. Create Individual Loads based on boundary conditions and Import Results

Click on the Individual Loads in the Model Tree. Select the tab Calculation Loads. The list with Fem Load and Constraints will be shown. Select boundary conditions to create Individual Loads and press Create:

Import existing results from Femap

Execute Import Results from the Individual Loads context menu:

Import existing results from Femap

It possible to link Individual Load with Output Set one by one or use a Distribute option (link at once):

Import existing results from Femap

This method requires more actions but gives benefits when generating a report (shows what boundary conditions are used for what load) and when the model should be reanalyzed.

Apply huge amount of nodal forces/moments.

A Multi Nodal Force tool is created to speed-up an application of nodal forces/moments to your model. When a huge amount of loads should be applied it can be time-consuming to create them one-by-one. The Multi-Nodal Force tool supports import from excel and can perform this work automatically.

The following example demonstrates how 10 loads can be applied in 4 simple steps.

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Execute Multi Nodal Force from the FemLoads context menu:

Multi Nodal Force

2. Copy data (without header row with text) from excel to clipboard (Ctrl+C):

Copy data from excel to clipboard

3. Press From Clipboard button:

Data from excel

4. Press OK and all loads will be created in FEMAP:

Check Sum of Applied Forces

It is crucial to check if the sum of applied forces is correct for all situations or individual loads (IL). With the help of Expand Flow Table, it is very easy to do. The following example demonstrates how to create an expand flow table with the Sum of Applied Forces for Individual Loads.

Requirements: The Femap model has to contain loads and constraints.

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Execute Job - Individual Load - Add from the main menu:

Welds_LoadSelector

2. Select all Fem Loads and Press Create (If your model was analyzed, switch to option From Existing Results and select all Output Sets, step 3 can be skipped):

Welds_LoadSelector

3. Press Analyze to run analysis:

Welds_LoadSelector

4. Execute:

Welds_LoadSelector

5. Select all Individual Loads:

Welds_LoadSelector

6. Define Options:

Category: Applied Force;

Summarize Over Nodes: ON;

Selection: All;

Welds_LoadSelector

7. Press Fill Table:

Welds_LoadSelector

The forces in every direction are highlighted (minimum = aqua and maximum = red).

Moreover, in report designer Sum of Forces tables are predefined for every Job. They can be added to the report from toolbox:

Welds_LoadSelector

With this standard table controlling your work is simplified.

Common

Table on weld selection (always up to date)

A selector is a powerful tool that helps to make complicated selections using a variety of rules. One of the biggest benefits of the selection is that it is always up to date.

The following example demonstrates how to create extreme weld stress table on a weld selection.

Requirements: The Femap model has to contain plate elements. At least one load in SDC project should be defined

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Execute Recognition - Weld Finder tool from the main menu:

Welds menu

2. Press Find Welds and OK.

Welds_Weld Finder

3. Execute Extreme - Weld Stress from Tables context menu:

Welds_Table

1. Execute Extreme - Weld Stress from Tables context menu:

Welds_LoadSelector

2. Press the following button and select condition Welds - All Welds.

Welds_WeldRule

Operation: Add:

Welds_Operation

3. Press the Preview button to preview weld elements. Press OK to save table:

Welds_Before

Few stiffeners were added to the model. The only one thing that should be done to have our selection up to date - recognize welds again in Weld Finder (step 1).

Open weld stress table and check the selection. An amount of elements changed from 7593 to 7974:

Welds_After

Create Stress Summary Table over loads.

Extreme Flow Table gives a possibility to preview the worst results on selection for several loads. An overview can be done for any category of results (stress, displacement, strain, etc.) requested in an analysis.

The following example demonstrates how to create absolute stress overview for all load sets (combinations).

Step-by-step instructions:

1. Execute Extreme Flow Table from Tables context menu:

Extreme Flow Table from Tables context menu

2. Press the following button to select loads. In the displayed windows press LS to select all Load Sets (Combinations):

load section

3. Define Table Options (Show Absolute Stress among all stress directions):

Category: Stress (can be any results requested in analysis)

Table Type: Parameter over Directions;

Parameter: Absolute;

Define Table Options

4. Press Fill Table to display results:

Define Table Options

5. Modify Options (to display min/max/abs stress for X direction):

Table Type: Direction over Parameters;

Direction: X;

Press Fill Table.

Modify Options (to display min/max/abs stress for X direction)

Implemented standards

The following standards are implemented in SDC Verifier:

  • ANSI/AISC 360-10, 14th edition, 2010;
  • API RP 2A LRFD, 1st edition, 1993;
  • DIN 15018, 1984;
  • FEM 1.001, 3rd edition, 1998;
  • Eurocode3, Part 1-9: Fatigue, 2006;
  • Eurocode3, Part 1-1: Member checks, 2005;
  • ISO 19902, 1th edition, 2007;
  • Norsok N004, Rev. 3, 2013;
  • Plate Buckling ABS 2004, Guide for buckling and ultimate strength assessment for offshore structures;
  • Plate Buckling ABS 2014, Rules for building and classing (floating production installations);
  • Plate Buckling 2010 (Recommended Practice DNV-RP-C201);
  • Plate Buckling DNV 1995, Classification Notes NO. 30.1;