The SIMULIA brand from Dassault Systèmes (DS) has announced the availability of version 5.0 of Isight, its open desktop solution for simulation process automation and design optimization.
Isight provides designers, engineers, and researchers with an open system for integrating design and simulation models—created with various CAD, CAE and other software applications—to automate the execution of simulations. The company says it allows users to save time and improve their products by optimizing them against performance or cost variables through statistical methods such as design of experiments (DOE) or design for Six Sigma.
The new Eclipse plug-in within Isight 5.0 provides an interface and common-component project templates, making it easier for partners and customers to create customized Isight applications. By introducing support for the Eclipse open-source development environment, DS says Isight 5.0 further improves the process of integrating any type of software application, such as CAD, CAE, mathematical or scientific computing tools.
“As a SIMULIA Component Integration Program Partner, our team used the application programming interfaces and development resources available for the successful and rapid creation of a robust fe-safe component for Isight, significantly enhancing durability optimisation,” says Ian Mercer, software director at Safe Technology Limited. “The Eclipse plug-in greatly simplified and accelerated our development efforts. We were able to develop a proof-of-concept component within two working days, and completed a working prototype within one week.”
"CD-adapco's motivation to deliver a STAR-CCM+ plug-in for Isight is to help our user community address their ever-increasing business challenges, including product optimization tasks," says Jean-Claude Ercolanelli, senior vice president of product management at CD-adapco. "Through close collaboration with SIMULIA's development team, this free plug-in is available for current STAR-CCM+ users who want to perform Design of Experiment studies and optimization tasks using Isight."
Through the Component Integration Program (CIP), SIMULIA is facilitating the delivery of components to help ensure partner tools can be automatically and seamlessly leveraged as integral parts of Isight simulation process flows.
Additional support for DOE methods is also now available in Isight 5.0, including the Fractional Factorial method, which reduces the number of experiments of a full-factorial design, and the Box-Behnken method, which eliminates extreme values (corner points) that may lead to unfeasible designs. Isight 5.0 provides the MATLAB component at no extra charge and the Taguchi Method component is now part of the PRO pack.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.