Open Integration Architecture


360° openness

As an entirely vendor-neutral PIDO platform, Optimus provides an open architecture to communicate with any engineering software and to embed any in-house developed models and methods for Design Space Exploration and Engineering Optimization. Protecting the investments companies have made in legacy codes and models (safeguarding their future use within the organization), Optimus enables them to deploy an Objectives Driven Engineering strategy irrespective of the engineering software tools and methods they are actually using.

​A flexible automation framework

Increasingly, Engineering Workflow Automation combines popular engineering simulation tools with a wide variety of dedicated applications developed in-house or sporadically used across the organization. Optimus offers the flexibility that engineering teams need to drive the various software applications they use as part of a single automated workflow. Optimus User Customizable Actions (UCA) and User Customizable Interfaces (UCI), offer a straightforward framework to easily define the corresponding launch scripts without the need for any programming.

​An open integration platform

Thanks to Optimus’ 360° openness, integration of in-house developed models and methods for Design Space Exploration and Engineering Optimization is easy. Capturing any organization’s specialized engineering expertise, Optimus flexibly integrates any combination of commercial and in-house developed technologies as part of a structured development approach.

​Easy customization, when needed

With Optimus featuring a Scripting API that supports Python, engineering teams can easily communicate with Optimus to tailor capabilities that match the needs of specific engineering processes. Embedding Optimus’ powerful PIDO technologies in dedicated applications (possibly within a familiar environment like Microsoft Excel) keeps the focus on their engineering discipline rather than on built-in optimization technologies. This gives a further productivity boost to any multidisciplinary engineering team.

The Optimus-enabled blade optimization process involving in-house developed software tools has proven to provide a sound methodology, holding the potential to identify solutions that increase performance by 10% or more. CIRA, THE ITALIAN AEROSPACE RESEARCH CENTER

At CIRA, Optimus was used for its capabilities to easily integrate in-house aerodynamics simulation software into an automated and repeatable simulation process

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