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Simulation and Optimization United, Automated, Distributed

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Simulation and Optimization United, Automated, DistributedIsight from the SIMULIA brand of Dassault lets engineers and designers integrate multiple third-party applications to create simulation process flows.

The SIMULIA brand of Dassault Systèmes (Providence, RI, and Paris, France, respectively) has released Isight and Fiper 3.5, the first new release of these simulation process automation and design optimization solutions following SIMULIA’s acquisition of Engineous Software. Isight and Fiper form a team that leverage distributed computing environments and, in Dassault’s words, enable manufacturing companies to bring better-performing products to market by improving “the efficiency of identifying optimal design parameters.” The improvements begin with Isight at the center.

Formerly known as iSIGHT-FD, Isight 3.5 is an open desktop solution for creating simulation process flows. The core idea behind Isight is that engineers continually need data—parameters and results—from, say a CAD, CAE, Excel, Matlab, or proprietary application as inputs to another engineering system. Entering data manually is inefficient and error prone, which not only slows product development but can cause havoc when modeling and simulating. Isight provides a suite of tools that enable you to combine multiple cross-disciplinary models and applications to create an automatic simulation process flow, which you can than use to explore design alternatives and identify optimal performance parameters.

Simulation and Optimization United, Automated, Distributed
Fiper, an Isight add-on technology, lets you use a customizable Web-based interface to deploy Isight simulation process flows, distribute and parallelize their execution across available compute resources, and share results.

Isight 3.5 comes with engineering techniques such as optimization, Design for Six Sigma, approximation methodologies, and Design of Experiments. It has interactive postprocessing tools that help you explore the design space from multiple points of view, 64-bit native support, and an expanded search facility that lets you find parameters, files, or what Dassault calls components in your simulation process flow.

Components form the building blocks of Isight’s process flows, and Isight comes with a library of components. Additional components are available. Dassault describes components as “containers” that have their own interface for integrating and running major third-party simulation applications, such as Abaqus, CATIA V5, or NX, directly within Isight. Isight’s component architecture also lets you integrate your own proprietary applications, scripts, and databases.

Webinars Explain Quality Engineering with Isight
SIMULIA will present three free webinars showing how Isight can be used for design exploration and quality engineering methods. Presented in a tutorial format, each one-hour webinar will demonstrate how Isight can be used to create simulation workflows and perform multiple trade studies to identify optimal design parameters. The webinars will be presented live, and time will be reserved for a question and answer session with the instructor.

Topic and meeting times are as follows:
• Optimization and Monte Carlo Design Improvement
Tuesday, April 28 – 11AM EDT

• Automating The Data Matching (TDM) Problem
Tuesday, May 5 –11 AM EDT

• Design Exploration and Quality Engineering Methods
Tuesday, May 12 –11 AM EDT

Click here for more details on each seminar, including instructors and registration information.

Fiper 3.5 is one such component add-on technology for Isight. The Isight and Fiper combination enables you to use a Web-based interface to deploy and execute highly complex, multidisciplinary design processes by distributing and parallelizing the execution across available compute resources. You can control where models execute and the process by which they run, which, says the company, allows you to use hardware and computing resources optimally. Fiper integrates with existing enterprise Web application servers and databases, and Version 3.5 has been enhanced with support for Distributed Resource Management (DRM) of simulation jobs through the integration of Platform Computing’s Load Sharing Facility (Platform LSF).

“The addition of the open and industry-proven Isight and Fiper technology to SIMULIA’s product suite provides our customers with an unmatched capability for automating and accelerating design exploration,” stated Steve Crowley, director of product management, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes in a press statement. “The new capabilities in Isight and Fiper 3.5 will help customers reduce design time and manufacturing costs, while improving product performance, quality, and reliability.”

For more information on Isight and Fiper 3.5, visit the Dassault SIMULIA website.

Go to the Isight web page.

The Fiper 3.5 web page is here.

Download the Isight and Fiper brochure.

Or download the Isight 3.5 datasheet.

Read why DE’s editors chose Isight and Fiper 3.5 as a Pick of the Week.

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