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Software Enables Real-time Collaboration, Reducing Risk of Late-stage Design Changes
BURLINGTON, Mass.—A recent upgrade to PowerINSIGHT®, a results generation, analysis, and reporting program from Exa Corporation (now Dassault Systemes), is said to allow users to optimize product performance early in the development process by automating the analysis and sharing of simulation results. In doing so, the software fosters improved collaboration between engineering and design teams, according to a release from Exa, a provider of simulation software for product design and engineering.
In addition to enabling rapid, real-time, side-by-side comparison of results from multiple runs, PowerINSIGHT 2.0 is said to efficiently package content, empowering engineers and designers to make insightful, simulation-based decisions quickly and efficiently. It processes terabytes of big data and automatically generates reports and PowerPoint® presentations that include compelling renderings and animations of the simulation results.
Early-stage communication and collaboration is enhanced because simulation data can be shared immediately. The ability to understand the full implications of design and engineering choices at the beginning of product development can eradicate costly and time-consuming late-stage changes, which ultimately compromise final product performance.
“Simulation runs produce powerful insights for our customers, but they do result in massive amounts of data that can be time consuming to process using traditional software—leaving significant value on the table,” remarked Stephen Remondi, president and CEO of Exa, in the release. “Engineering teams and designers need a common visual environment that allows them to demonstrate the true impact of their design alternatives. PowerINSIGHT 2.0 allows engineering and design teams to work together in real-time and focus on developing products without compromise.”
Exa’s software, which simulates fluid flow, aeroacoustics, and heat transfer, enables the deployment of simulation as a strategic tool by encouraging collaboration early in the development process. The strategic use of the technology, known as “simulation-driven design,” reportedly provides for a highly accurate analysis of performance in real-world conditions. According to Exa (www.3ds.com/products-services/simulia/products/powerflow/powerinsight), it allows for actionable feedback and insight on how to improve the design, which company representatives say is not possible when simply employing traditional testing methods.
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