Course Catalog

Introductory Training Options

CRTech offers in-person training in Colorado and live online training on a regular schedule. See our Product Training page for schedules and prices.

Alternatively, you can request in-person training at your facility or online training exclusively for your organization. Contact us for a quote. When requesting in-person training at your facility, you may select any combination of the classes below for up to four consecutive days. The hosting organization is responsible for supplying a training room and computers.

In-person training: In-person classes are an immersive experience. Since in-person training is held in a classroom, outside interruptions are minimized allowing for improved comprehension. The classroom experience also allows for open discussions and community building among the students and instructor. CRTech prefers to stay under a 12:1 student to instructor ratio.

Online training: Online classes provide lectures and demonstrations only. While the durations of the online classes are less than the in-person classes, you are expected to work on the tutorials outside of class time. The training materials are provided electronically. Students should have access to computers and the software.

Training classes are taught using the currently released version of our software (currently version 6.1). For online classes, students who cannot access the currently released version can work through the tutorials installed with earlier versions of the software but may not have access to the tutorials discussed in the training.

Introduction to C&R Thermal Desktop® - Geometric Thermal Modeling and Solutions

Class Duration
In-person 2 days (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) 
Online Three 3-hour sessions for lectures. Students are expected to work on tutorials outside of class time.

Lectures, demonstrations, and self-paced tutorials are used to introduce students to basic Thermal Desktop usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results using Thermal Desktop as a stand-alone analysis environment. For in-person classes, participants may bring flash drives containing their own NASTRAN, IGES, or DXF/DWG files for assistance as time permits.

Introduction to RadCAD® - Thermal Radiation Analysis

Class Duration
In-person 1 day (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Online One 3-hour session for lectures. Students are expected to work on tutorials outside of class time.

Lecture, demonstrations, and self-paced tutorials are used to introduce attendees to basic RadCAD usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results.

Introduction to FloCAD® - Flow Modeling in Thermal Desktop

Class Duration
In-person 1 day (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Online Watch for free. Tutorials are available upon request.                                       

Lecture, demonstrations, and self-paced tutorials are used to introduce attendees to basic FloCAD usage and provide practice building models and interpreting results. FloCAD provides the key to unlock the power of advanced FLUINT modeling within Thermal Desktop.

Single-phase modeling will be emphasized, while two-phase modeling webinars are available separately on our video page once single-phase techniques have been mastered. 

Introduction to CRTech TD Direct® - CAD Mark-up and Advanced Meshing

Class Duration
In-person 1 day (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Online Watch for free (coming soon). Tutorials are available from our forum.

Lecture and demonstrations are used to introduce students to ANSYS SpaceClaim's easy direct modeling CAD interface and advanced meshing tools in TD Direct. Self-paced tutorials are used for hands-on experience. For in-person classes, students may work with their own CAD geometry brought on flash drives as time permits.

Advanced Pipes in FloCAD
Thursday November 14, 9-10am MT (8-9am PT, 11am-noon ET)
This webinar introduces advanced features for FloCAD pipes in addition to working with complex geometry. Complex geometry includes interior fins and surfaces for heat transfer, flow around enclosed objects, annular flow, concentric pipes, and more. FK Locators and TEEs as modeling objects will also be introduced.
Custom Heat Transfer and Pressure Drops
Tuesday November 19, 2-3pm MT (1-2pm PT, 4-5pm ET)
Do you know what the default assumptions are in FloCAD, and whether or not they apply in your situation? Do you know how far you can go past that starting point? The answer: pretty far. There are numerous mechanisms in FloCAD for adjusting factors, scaling uncertainties, and applying different or supplemental correlations. This webinar summarizes the options available to you to customize your flow models to make sure that they apply to each new situation you encounter.
Heat Exchangers: Detailed and System-level
Thursday November 21, 2-3pm MT (1-2pm PT, 4-5pm ET)
This is two webinars in one. The first explains the use and assumptions behind the FloCAD HX system-level modeling object. The second webinar describes detailed-level modeling of complex heat exchanger passages, including application of Compact Heat Exchanger (CHX) methods.
Starting in 2020, we will begin offering Introduction to Thermal Desktop and Introduction to RadCAD as either in-person training or online training, alternating between online and in-person every three months. The training uses lectures and demonstrations to introduce you to basic Thermal Desktop and RadCAD usage. Hands-on tutorials provide practice building models and interpreting results (tutorials are completed by students outside of the online class time).
 
The next training class will be an online format in January 2020:
  • Introduction to Thermal Desktop (and SINDA) - A three-part series on January 14, 16, and 21 from 9am to 12pm, Mountain time
  • Introduction to RadCAD - January 23 from 9am to 12pm, Mountain time
For up-to-date schedules, fees, and policies, visit our Product Training page. To register for the class above, complete our registration form and select "Online" for the Training Format.
 
If you are interested in product training for your company based on your schedule, please contact us to obtain a quote for training between 8-12 attendees. We can come to your facility or the lectures can be presented online. Descriptions of the available classes can be found in our course catalog.
 
To keep up with our training opportunities, take a look at our new Events and Training Calendar.