Today, virtual prototyping is widespread and the benefits of integrating simulation into the engineering design process are well known. Developers of globally distributed teams collaborate to create automated multi-disciplinary simulation chains. These workflows generally link up a series of both commercial and in-house developed simulation applications. Noesis Solutions leverages parametric modeling and optimization techniques within its Optimus software to enable simulation process integration, and to optimize engineering and prototyping processes.
Engineering and IT departments in charge of CAE applications management are often confronted with mixed virtual prototyping environments. The departments fear they might lose control over their own participating simulation tools when managing the integration of large-scale simulation workflows. In any case, internationally distributed R&D centers perform better with a seamless integration of parametric modeling and simulation, including model file management and transfers.
Process Optimization can be implemented on different levels. You can opt for the entry level, which comprises of parameterizing a single simulation application, no matter if it’s commercially available or in-house developed. To allow Process Optimization to really take flight, you can have an entire workflow automated, including all involved simulation applications. The ultimate level is obviously automating the entire process in preparation of fast execution in a high-performance computation center.