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What clients say:

I have been using XLRotor since 2001. XLRotor is by far the best rotordynamic software on the market. What sets XLRotor apart from others are 1) robust with virtually no bugs, 2) ultra-fast calculation enables quick resolution to analysis problems, 3) comes with many bearing/seals programs, 4) top-rate and unmatched technical support, 5) versatility in modeling, and 6) annual upgrades include useful add-on’s and tools. I strongly recommend XLRotor to any engineering practitioner responsible for bearing/seal/rotordynamics analysis.

Bugra Ertas
Senior Principal Engineer, Mechanical Systems Org., GE Global Research Center

CADRotor

Developed by AdvEnSoft, in conjunction with Rotating Machinery Analysis Inc., CADRotor permits rapid, error free capture of solid model geometry for subsequent analysis in XLRotor. CADRotor is a convenient add-on that interfaces with popular 3D CAD packages such as SOLIDWORKS and Inventor. With minimal operator input, the rotating assembly is identified, defined and processed. The rotor is automatically meshed to establish the node point locations and the geometric properties of the beam elements which connect these node points. CADRotor creates an output table that directly populates the Shaft Input worksheet in XLRotor.

• Saves hours, even days, per model, eliminating tedious work and enhancing accuracy

• Captures dimensions / geometry, mass properties (moments of inertia, CG), material properties (densities and moduli), for complex, multi-component rotating assemblies

• Includes turbine, fan and impellor ‘Wizard’

• Generates segment properties for complex, non-axisymmetric components (square shaft etc.)

• Detects circular patterns (bolt circles etc.)

• Includes automatic de-featuring of threads, chamfers, fillets, gears, etc.

• Accepts parts drawn unconventionally, aligned on Y axis

• Compares geometry for visual error-proofing, by a graphical overlay of CADRotor interpreted geometry and source CAD model geometry

• Offers easy saving and editing for rapid design iterations