Granta Design has launched GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway 2.0, which allows users to access materials data across a broad range of engineering software. It allows customers to store and use both corporate materials knowledge and a catalog of materials reference data on thousands of metals, plastics, ceramics, composites, and natural materials.
The GRANTA MI:Materials Gateway technology integrates GRANTA MI with CAD, CAE, and PLM systems, putting materials information into the hands of engineers and design teams within their routine workflows. It provides materials guidance within CAD and PLM tools, and allows report generation across multiple products.
Version 2.0 includes an enhanced user interface that integrates more closely with host systems, making it easier for users to navigate the structure of assemblies and parts read from CAD and PLM systems, the company says. There is easier selection of sub-assemblies and parts when assigning materials. New shortcuts make it quicker to apply data to those parts.
Version 2.0 further enhances control over versioning of materials properties, providing notification directly in the design system if assigned materials have since been updated in the master database, and enabling users to update their models.
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