May 26 2010

Dassault Systèmes Announces New Release of Isight for Simulation Automation and Design Optimization from SIMULIA

Accelerating Design Exploration with New Parallel Algorithms, Enhanced Optimization Methods, and a More Affordable Solution

VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France and PROVIDENCE, R.I., USA, May 26, 2010 — Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the release of Isight 4.5, the market-leading simulation process automation and design optimization solution from their SIMULIA brand, as well as the SIMULIA Execution Engine (formerly Fiper) 4.5 for executing Isight simulation process flows across computing resources.

Isight provides designers, engineers, and researchers with an open system for integrating design and simulation models, created with various CAD, CAE and other software applications, to automate the execution of hundreds or even thousands of simulations.  It allows designers to save time and improve designs by optimizing against performance or cost variables through statistical methods such as Design of Experiments or Design for Six Sigma.

Several SIMULIA customers presented their successful use of Isight at the 2010 SIMULIA Customer Conference (SCC), including: Baker Hughes, General Dynamics–Electric Boat, Halliburton Landmark, INERGY Automotive Systems Research, Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center, and Rolls-Royce.

In their SCC presentation, engineers from Baker Hughes, a top-tier oilfield services company, shared their experience in using Isight with Abaqus to optimize downhole expandable tubulars. “Historically, at least two months of analysis had been required to ascertain an acceptable geometry,” stated Jeff Williams, project engineer, Baker Hughes Inc. “With Isight, the development period was reduced to two days.”

Isight 4.5 provides new scalable parallel algorithms for leveraging multicore computing resources, enhanced approximation and reliability methods to evaluate product performance across a range of real-world operating variables, improvements to multi-objective optimization, and data mining which provides deeper insight into performance attribute tradeoffs.

Users of SIMULIA’s Abaqus Unified FEA will benefit from a new licensing policy that dramatically reduces the cost for using SIMULIA’s Abaqus Unified FEA in automated design studies with Isight.  Using the combination of these products allows customers to reduce their Abaqus token usage as much as 60%.

“The new features and enhancements in Isight 4.5 will enable our customers to explore design options that were previously impossible, due to time and cost constraints,” stated Steve Crowley, director of product management, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “By leveraging the new parallel algorithm and optimization features in Isight combined with the distributed computing capabilities of Simulation Execution Engine, our customers will be able to evaluate more design alternatives in less time, resulting in better products at a lower cost.”

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