Granta Design has announced the latest release of GRANTA MI (Version 7), its solution for materials information management. According to the company, Version 7 enhances core tools for managing the materials data lifecycle.
Enhancements include a simplified Web tool through which any authorized user can upload materials data, from anywhere. Advances in graphing and querying provide greater insight as users compare data from different sources.
Since most users are not experts in the system, Version 7 enhances ease-of-use and interactivity, the company says. It is easier to configure a wizard user interface to provide engineers with guidance on materials choices based on their own company’s business rules.
GRANTA MI Version 7 incorporates Version 2.0 of MI: Materials Gateway, which enables users of CAD, CAE, and PLM to access and apply materials data directly within their host system.
The solution complements proprietary data with a comprehensive library of authoritative reference data on metals, plastics, composites, and more. Enhanced tools make it easier to apply this resource to “fill the gaps” in in-house data, with full traceability, the company says. Updated data is available for Granta’s MaterialUniverse, which provides broad coverage of the full property set for virtually every type of purchasable engineering material. Updates to in-depth references for specific materials classes include the latest versions of MMPDS aerospace alloys, StahlDat steels from the German Steel Institute, MI-21 metals from World Metals Index and TWI, CAMPUS and IDES plastics, and composite data from Firehole Composites.
New GRANTA MI packages combine the software and data needed for specific applications. These include new templates that combine a best-practice database design with tailored tools for a particular industry, material type, or use. There are packages for metals, composites, and plastics; for the aerospace, automotive, and medical device industries; and to support implementation of corporate materials strategies or restricted substances risk reduction.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.