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GNS mbH was founded as a German-based engineering company by a group of engineering analysis experts in 1994. Originally dedicated to offering customer service for the automotive industry in the fields of crash analysis and forming simulation, GNS is now a competent partner in a wide range of engineering analysis applications.

With its team of more than 80 engineering analysis experts, GNS is providing numerical analysis for a great number of different engineering problems using state-of-the-art finite element and boundary element codes. GNS also develops customized software tools, mainly in order to optimize virtual development processes, and advises companies on how to integrate numerical analysis in their design process in an efficient and cost-effective way.


Software Partnership


Value proposition

Animator4  is a high performance and resource efficient FEA post-processor for animating and analyzing extremely large finite element models. Animator4 can be controlled using the command language inherited from Animator3. Thus, it is still possible to script large portions of recurring tasks. Additionally, Animator4 offers a TCL scripting interface allowing for even more automation. One of the most requested features is the overlaying of crash-test videos with simulated models. Animator4 can even calculate missing camera parameters using reference points selected by the user.

The reading of more than 10 different formats is supported, including Abaqus.

Animator4 offers a database format for saving and sharing results. It is possible to strip down the application to a minimalistic style interface or to spread docks and windows to wherever they are needed. Curves can easily be extracted for nodes and elements. The import of plot files or time history files is supported for many formats. Curves can be exported as well.

Animator4 includes the powerful Evaluator calculator which provides basic math via filters, standard analysis functions and filters (SAE, CFC)  and complex safety analysis algorithms (HIC, VCC, etc.).

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