Feb 25 2009

Dassault Systèmes Delivers New Solutions for Simulation Automation and Optimization

New Releases of Isight and Fiper from SIMULIA Accelerate Design Exploration to Improve Product Performance

Paris, France, and Providence, R.I. USA, February 25, 2009 – Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced the availability of Isight and Fiper 3.5, the first new release of these market-leading simulation process automation and design optimization solutions following SIMULIA’s acquisition of Engineous Software.

By using Isight and Fiper, product development engineers are able to integrate cross-disciplinary models and applications together in simulation process flows, automate their execution across distributed compute resources, and explore the resulting design space. These solutions enable manufacturing companies to improve the efficiency of identifying optimal design parameters and accelerate the process of bringing better-performing products to market.

“The addition of the open and industry-proven Isight and Fiper technology to SIMULIA’s product suite provides our customers with an unmatched capability for automating and accelerating design exploration,” stated Steve Crowley, director of product management, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “The new capabilities in Isight and Fiper 3.5 will help customers reduce design time and manufacturing costs, while improving product performance, quality, and reliability.”

Isight 3.5 (formerly known as iSIGHT-FD) is the market-leading, open desktop solution for creating simulation process flows. It interconnects any commercial software—including but not limited to CAD/CAE, Microsoft Excel™, and customer-developed applications—to automate the exploration of design alternatives.

Isight includes advanced engineering techniques such as optimization, Design for Six Sigma, approximation methodologies, and Design of Experiments that enable design engineers to optimize designs against key performance parameters. It also provides powerful interactive postprocessing tools allowing engineers to explore the design space from multiple points of view.

Fiper, an add-on product to Isight, enables users to share Isight simulation process flows, distribute and parallelize their execution across available compute resources, and share multidisciplinary simulation results. The Fiper add-on can be accessed directly from Isight or from a Web interface.

With the new releases of Isight and Fiper 3.5, SIMULIA is delivering on its promise to expand the ecosystem for its open scientific platform. SIMULIA is enabling a rich assortment of components to be developed for use in simulation process flows that connect commercial applications. Customers can use the Isight component software development kit to develop their own components. Third-party component development is now being facilitated through the Dassault Systèmes partner program.

Additional Highlights in Isight and Fiper 3.5:

  • New 64-bit native support improves performance and enables running more complex and larger models.
  • An advanced search capability in Isight assists in finding any component, parameter, or file in a simulation process flow.
  • The ability to view contour plots with superimposed constraint violations within the Visual Design Driver.
  • Enhanced reliability and performance for Distributed Resource Management (DRM) of simulation jobs through the integration of Platform Computing’s Load Sharing Facility (Platform LSF).