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).
SIMULIA is the Dassault Systèmes brand that delivers a scalable portfolio of Realistic Simulation solutions including the Abaqus product suite for Unified Finite Element Analysis, multiphysics solutions for insight into challenging engineering problems, and lifecycle management solutions for managing simulation data, processes, and intellectual property. By building on established technology, respected quality, and superior customer service, SIMULIA makes realistic simulation an integral business practice that improves product performance, reduces physical prototypes, and drives innovation. Headquartered in Providence, RI, USA, with R&D centers in Providence and in Suresnes, France, SIMULIA provides sales, services, and support through a global network of over 30 regional offices and distributors. www.simulia.com
About Dassault Systèmes
Leader mondial des solutions 3D et de gestion du cycle de vie des produits (Product Lifecycle Management ou PLM), Dassault Systèmes apporte de la valeur ajoutée à 115 000 clients, répartis dans 80 pays. Pionnier du marché du logiciel en 3D depuis 1981, Dassault Systèmes développe et commercialise des logiciels d'application PLM et des services qui anticipent les processus industriels de demain et offrent une vision 3D de l'ensemble du cycle de vie d'un produit, de sa conception à sa maintenance. L’offre de Dassault Systèmes se compose de CATIA pour la conception virtuelle de produits, SolidWorks pour la conception mécanique en 3D, DELMIA pour la production virtuelle, SIMULIA pour la simulation et les tests virtuels, ENOVIA pour la gestion collaborative et globale du cycle de vie et 3DVIA pour des expériences 3D vécues en-ligne comme dans la vie réelle. Pour plus d’informations : http://www.3ds.com/fr
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