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Partner Components

The components listed below are developed, owned, and distributed by SIMULIA’s Component Integration Program partners. Clicking on a component listed below will provide you with more information for that component, including links to the Component Integration Program partner’s website. Legal information pertaining to these components may be found in the note below at *.

Not included in any package, available from partners

AISO

Optimization plugin based on Artificial Immune Systems

Artificial Immune Systems Optimization (AISO) is an optimization method based on artificial immune systems of living beings. It can be used to study both mono- and multi-objective optimization problems. It is very powerful for problems whose variables have big bounds of existence. Multi-objective optimization exploration is based on Pareto front evolution.

Date Updated:

7/14/2014

Version:

1.8.1

Compatibility:

Isight 3.5 - 5.8

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64, Linux/x86-32, Linux/x86-64

Website:

www.exemplar.com/index.php

License:

Obtain from Exemplar (fabrizio.trentini(at)exemplar.com)

AVL AST

Wrapper component for AVL BOOST, CRUISE, EXCITE, and FIRE

With the AVL AST Isight component the user can integrate models of the AVL simulation products BOOST, CRUISE, EXCITE and FIRE into Isight process flows. The component provides access to scalar design variables and responses, which have previously been defined for the respective model in BOOST, CRUISE, EXCITE or FIRE. For each design iteration, the component will transfer the current values of the design variables to the AVL product, execute the specified simulation process including all defined pre-and post-processing and read back the response data to Isight.

Date Updated:

12/31/2012

Version:

V2013.x

Compatibility:

Isight 5.6 & 5.7, BOOST v2011.2, CRUISE v2011.2, EXCITE v2011.2, FIRE v2011.1

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64, Linux/x86-32, Linux/x86-64

Website:

http://www.avl.com/ast

License:

Obtain from AVL

ExeComponent4Nastran

Automatic execution of MSC and NX Nastran models

This component allows automatic setting, execution and results recovering of Nastran models. This component is useful for optimization which requires solving FEM models. Includes automatic management of laminar composite materials. Moreover allows automatic exploration of results in VCollab CAX file.

Date Updated:

7/15/2014

Version:

1.8.0

Compatibility:

Isight 3.5 - 5.8

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64, Linux/x86-32, Linux/x86-64

Website:

www.exemplar.com/index.php

License:

Obtain from Exemplar (fabrizio.trentini(at)exemplar.com)

ExeComponent4PThermal

Automatic execution of MSC.Patran Thermal models

This component allows the automatic setting, execution and results recovering of MSC.Patran Thermal models. This component is useful for optimization which requires solving thermal models.

Date Updated:

2/1/2011

Version:

1.1.0

Compatibility:

Isight 3.5 and higher

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64, Linux/x86-32, Linux/x86-64

Website:

http://www.exemplar.com/index.php?/ln/it/id_p/11.html

License:

Obtain from Exemplar

fe-safe®

Perform advanced FATIGUE analysis using the fe-safe® component for Isight from Safe Technology

The fe-safe® component for Isight is an added capability which allows for fe-safe® to either be inserted into an existing simulation workflow or define its own, with subsequent analyses (parametric studies, DOE, optimizations etc.) being conducted from within Isight. This component is free of charge and shipped with Isight.

Features of the fe-safe® component for Isight include:

  • Support for Finite Element solutions from Abaqus ODB files.
  • Parametric analysis of numerical parameters, which automatically enables DOE and Optimization processes to be defined.
  • Manipulating string parameters externally (e.g. via *.txt files) 

Date Updated:

1/23/2012

Version:

1.0.0

Compatibility:

fe-safe® 6.1 or later, Isight 5.0, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64, Linux/x86-64

Website:

http://www.safetechnology.com/customerarea.html

License:

None

 

Attached Files

Name/Description

Last Updated

File Size

User Manual for fe-safe® Component for Isight

1/23/2012

1.7 mb

Flux

FEA software for 2D and 3D electromagnetic simulation


Flux is based on the finite element method and can be used for electromagnetic and thermal physics simulations, both in 2D and 3D, for static, harmonic or transient analysis. Featuring an advanced electrical circuit and rigid-body motion coupling, Flux can handle the design, analysis and optimization of a large variety of electromagnetic devices and applications such as: electric rotating machines, linear actuators, transformers, sensors, induction heating processes, HV and MV equipments, cables, non-destructive evaluation. With its Motor Overlays, Flux also proposes fast, reliable and easy solutions for rotating machine design. The Isight Flux component creates a direct link to Flux models and allows to drive all the parameters of the model, including geometric parameters, material properties, circuit and mechanical properties. There is no restriction on the type of model that can be considered. Output values can be any scalar or vector value that can be produced by the Flux post-processor. In the case of an electric machine for example, values such as magnetic Flux, torque, losses, speed, etc ...can be easily extracted and automatically transmitted to Isight for DOE or optimization purposes.

Date Updated:

9/4/2012

Version:

11.1.0

Compatibility:

Isight 5.6

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64

Website:

http://www.cedrat.com/en/software/flux.html

License:

Obtain from CEDRAT

iDA

Optimization with huge numbers of parameters

Intelligent Design Advisor (iDA) is a stochastic optimization procedure developed to allow the study of optimization problems which have a huge number of variables (on the order of 1000).  In cooperation with the ExeComponent4Nastran, allows optimization of laminar composite materials.

Date Updated:

2/1/2010

Version:

1.2.0

Compatibility:

Isight 3.5 and higher

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64, Linux/x86-32, Linux/x86-64

Website:

http://www.exemplar.com/index.php?/ln/it/id_p/11.html

License:

Obtain from Exemplar

InCa3D

Conductor impedance and near field simulations of electrical connections (distribution bars, switchboards, busbars, power modules, cables, PCBs, wire bondings)

The Isight InCa3D component allows to drive all the geometric and physical parameters of InCa3D models. Any quantity that is available in the post-processor can be extracted and used by Isight for various analysis, DOE or optimization algorithms. Minimizing the joule losses in a Busbar, optimizing the shapes and the relative positions of power connections to lower parasitic impedances are typical situations that can be handled. 

Date Updated:

9/4/2012

Version:

2.2.0

Compatibility:

Isight 5.6

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64

Website:

http://www.cedrat.com/en/software/inca3d.html

License:

Obtain from CEDRAT

Isight/Solidworks

An Isight component to get best fit models automatically from model modification and analysis

Reads/Writes SolidWorks models and extracts CAD feature parameters to write out onto files. Reads SolidWorks simulation files, updates feature parameters, and executes analysis. Linear static analysis is supported.  Enables the study of the analysis output.

Date Updated:

9/1/2009

Version:

1.1.0

Compatibility:

Not available

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64

Website:

http://www.myrtos.jp

License:

Request from Myrtos

MACROS

MACROS for Isight is advanced surrogate modeling and optimization toolkit for Isight

MACROS for Isight provides advanced approximation (GT Approx) and optimization (GT Opt) techniques within Isight.  It implements a concept that user should interact with the tool in terms of the properties of the problem that are important and clear to user, and not in terms of low-level details of the algorithm that use doesn't know or doesn't care about. This is made possible thanks to special heuristic - GT Approx and GT Opt automatically and adaptively select the best method for user specified problem.

GT Approx includes a wide range of well-known state-of-the-art approximation techniques (e.g., Splines, Linear Regression, Kriging, etc.) and original techniques developed by DATADVANCE (e.g., High Dimensional Approximation, Sparse Gaussian Processes, Tensor Approximation, etc.). More information can be found here.

GT Opt also includes a range of well-known optimization methods and original very efficient algorithms (Primal Sequential Quadratically Constrained Quadratic Programming, Adaptive Filter Sequential Quadratic Programming, Multi-objective gradient based Optimal Descent, Large-Scale Surrogate Based Optimization, etc.). More information can be found here.

Advanced numerical methods, implemented in MACROS for Isight, allow solving very challenging problems much faster and without a lot of options tuning.

Date Updated:

1/20/2014

Version:

2.0

Compatibility:

5.6+

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64, Linux /x86-32, Linux /x86-64

Website:

https://www.datadvance.net/download/

License:

Request from DATADVANCE (info(at)datadvance.net for sales and support(at)datadvance.net for support)

MASTA

Exchanges transmission design and analysis data between MASTA and Isight

MASTA is a single, integrated software system that provides a unique environment for the design and analysis of transmissions and axles.  You can use the MASTA interface component to map Isight parameter values to MASTA component values and vice versa.  You can execute analyses and map analysis based MASTA values to Isight parameter values allowing, for example, design optimization or to perform a manufacture tolerance sensitivity analysis.

Date Updated:

2/11/2014

Version:

5.5

Compatibility:

Isight 5.8

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64

Website:

http://www.smartmt.com/products/masta/masta-overview/

License:

Contact SMT: info(at)smartmt.com

MeshWorks

Provide a parametric model for automatic generation of CAE models to facilitate the optimization process

The MeshWorks software suite aims to create a streamlined, automatic process for generating CAE models with multiple attributes at the same time.  This is a must for multi-objective, multi-attribute optimization projects.

Date Updated:

7/2/2014

Version:

7.01

Compatibility:

Isight 5.7

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64, Linux/x86-32, Linux/x86-64

Website:

www.depusa.com

License:

Yes

Portunus

System simulator for mechatronic devices

The Isight Portunus component gives a full and direct access to all the parameters of Portunus models. Outputs can be easily selected and consider the time variations of any quantity which can come from any part of the system (electrical, mechanical, magnetic, thermal, ...). Reducing the time response of an actuator, analysing the sensitivity or stability of a system to control parameters, minimizing the global losses over an operating cycle of a power train are typical examples that can be considered.

Date Updated:

9/4/2012

Version:

5.1.0

Compatibility:

Isight 5.6

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64

Website:

http://www.cedrat.com/en/software/portunus.html

License:

Obtain from CEDRAT

STAR-CCM+

Controls STAR-CCM+ within a process flow or optimization study with full access to field functions and design parameters

With this component, Isight users may take control of STAR-CCM+ within a process flow or optimization study with full access to field functions and design parameters, and through automatic or manual execution.  The automatic execution allows the user to choose whether to clear solution, generate mesh, run solution to convergence or for a specified iteration count, and save simulation.  The STAR-CCM+ component is available at no charge or additional license.  It is distributed with STAR-CCM+.

Date Updated:

2/26/2014

Version:

STAR-CCM+ v9.02

Compatibility:

5.6

Platforms:

Windows/x86-64, Linux/x86-64

Website:

http://www.cd-adapco.com

License:

Please contact your local office

TUBROdesign Optima

 Platform for full 3D turbomachinery blade design optimization combining unique blade parameterization capabilities of TURBOdesign1 with automatic optimization.

TURBOdesign Optima is a platform for full three-dimensional blade design optimization that combines unique blade parameterization capabilities with powerful automatic optimization workflows in an intuitive user friendly interface.

TURBOdesign Optima is powered by TURBOdesign1 unique 3D blade design approach based on the 3D inverse design, the code automatically computes the 3D blade shape based on a user-specified input work coefficient and blade loading distribution. The parametric format of the blade loading implementation in TURBOdesign1 allows even complex 3D blade geometries to be represented by 5 to 8 parameters, a drastic reduction compared to the 30+ parameters required for direct geometrical blade parameterization.
This unique approach allows turbomachinery design engineers to drastically reduce the number of design parameters required for blade design optimization, therefore immediately reducing number of required CFD / FEA runs to obtain highly accurate response surfaces. Turbomachinery manufacturers using TURBOdesign Optima will benefit from drastic reduction in development time and costs. 

Optimization results are generally valid configurations of blade loading which allow companies to use automatic optimization as know-how development, over the years ADT customers have experienced general applicability of blade loading to suppress particular flow phenomena across their product series. Some example can be such as secondary flows in mixed-flow and radial turbomachinery, cavitation in axial, mixed-flow and centrifugal pumps, endwall losses in axial turbines, tip-leakage losses in axial fans.

TURBOdesign Optima supports complex multi-point, multi-obective and multi-disciplinary blade design optimization workflows for all types of turbomachinery applications including, but not limited to pumps, compressors, fans and turbines in axial, mixed-flow or centrifugal (radial) configuration.

Date Updated:

6/1/2013

Version:

5.2.1

Compatibility:

Isight 5.5

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64

Website:

http://www.adtechnology.co.uk/products/turbodesign-optima

License:

Obtain from Advanced Design Technology

TurboOpt

TurboOpt II is Concepts NREC's program for optimizing turbomachinery performance to get the lowest cost, lightest weight, highest performance, longest life or any combination of these.

TurboOpt II™ interfaces with all of the software tools of Concepts NREC Agile Engineering Design System, the only commercially-available turbomachinery design system that provides tools and software programs that encompass and integrate the complete engineering process to move you through Preliminary Design, Detailed Design, sophisticated analyses (CFD and FEA), Automated Optimization and 5-axis machining.

TurboOPT II has been designed for ease of use and integrates multi-disciplinary optimization with meanline and overall design and addresses compressors, pumps, fans, and turbines, including radial, mixed-flow, and axial machinery or any combination thereof, with access to all major input and output variables.  It utilizes a flexible user interface allowing customized settings for any number of performance maps and is intended to enable an engineer to achieve an optimal design in less time and at a lower cost.

Date Updated:

10/1/2013

Version:

8.2.5

Compatibility:

Isight 5.7

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64

Website:

http://www.conceptsnrec.com/Solutions/CAE-CAM-Software/CAE-Software/Design-Optimization.aspx

License:

License directly from Concepts/NREC

VCollab

Creates a direct link to VCollab allowing for compression, visualization, and archival of a wide variety of CAD, FEA, and CFD results files that can be easily archived, shared, and viewed

VCollab provides the following features:

  • Reduces the large CAD and CAE results file sizes up to 99% into ultra compact 3D CAX file
  • CAX files are much smaller (up to 99% smaller) than the native CAD or CAE model and results files
  • Provides integrated visualization for CAD and CAE models and simulations
  • Models and simulations can be visualized in web browsers or MS Office documents
  • Simple interface and single visualization system for multiple CAD and CAE files
  • Saving multiple CAE files (related to different optimization parameters) for post-iteration analysis requires huge resources due to the sizes of the CAE files.  Saving CAX files instead of CAE is extremely beneficial and offers 3D visualization of models and results along with progression of optimization

Date Updated:

5/18/2010

Version:

1.0.0

Compatibility:

Isight 3.5, 4.0

Platforms:

Windows/x86-32, Windows/x86-64

Website:

http://www.vcollab.com

License:

yes

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