ESTECO announced the release of modeFRONTIER 4.5, the new version of its multidisciplinary and multi-objective optimization design environment. The updated software includes new features and improvements aimed at increasing engineering productivity and shortening the design cycle, the company says.
New features include a customizable drag and drop palette, a new GUI component that substitutes the Buttons Bar and Buttons Panel, and a new Parameter Chooser, which makes integration with third-party software simpler.
The Run Analysis dashboard provides control over the ongoing optimization process. Its intelligent graphic tools provide real-time monitoring of the design evaluation progress.
High-fidelity metamodels can be created with little manual effort using the new RSM Validation procedure; MORDO, the modeFRONTIER tool for MultiObjective Robust Design Optimization, offers improved capabilities for handling uncertainties related to real-world problems; and the new MCDM (Multi-Criteria Decision Making) wizard-based solution facilitates interactive decision making.
Other new features include the Sub-Process Node and the Scheduling Project Node. The former can autonomously execute independent processes (modular and re-usable) that map data input to data output, skipping the optimization phase. The latter allows engineers to combine and automate multiple design exploration and optimization tasks and set up nested or hierarchical optimizations.
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