By DE Editors
ANSYS, Inc. has released its Engineering Knowledge Manager 2.0, a product focused on simulation process and data management (SPDM). The solution set addresses how to better manage, share, and reuse simulation data as well as how to capture the engineering expertise that a simulation result represents.
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ANSYS EKM software is a web-based solution with capabilities for archival and management of simulation data, traceability, and audit trail; advanced search and retrieval; report generation and simulation comparison; process/workflow automation; collaboration tools; and capture and deployment of best practices. Release 2.0 enhancements allow for faster file transfer between remote locations and the ability to run simulation jobs remotely using job submission systems, such as RSM, LSF, SGE, and compute clusters.
A new addition to the suite is ANSYS EKM Studio, a graphical system for defining simulation workflows that can be used for dynamic engineering simulation collaboration. ANSYS EKM 2.0 also offers a new scripting interface that enables the creating and publishing of custom applications templates that can then be accessed by users over the Internet. This enables the capture of simulation expertise for deployment throughout the engineering organization.
The ANSYS EKM portfolio includes Desktop, Workgroup, and Enterprise versions. Release 2.0 also offers improvements including automated metadata extraction and report generation for use with other CAE formats, tighter integration with ANSYS Workbench project files for performing what-if studies, extended change configuration with branching and versioning, and a new analysis project type that allows users to track input and result dependencies for simulation files. The software is integrated with other products in the ANSYS multiphysics suite.
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